Foreign visits of PM Narendra Modi Full List for Competitive Exams
From May 2014 to November 2015, PM Narendra Modi has visited 30 Countries of the World.
Off late, PM Modi’s foreign visits have been a subject of humour on Social networking portals. Those individuals who are involved in creating/forwarding such jokes are absolutely ignorant about the significance of such foreign trips by Head of State.
Primary Objective behind Foreign Trips by Head of State:
- Seeking Defence and Strategic alliances
- Inviting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
- Increasing bilateral trade
- Clinching financial and technological assistance
- Research, Educational and Cultural Collaborations
- Attend Multilateral Summits
Complete timeline of PM Modi’s Foreign Trips after assuming Office in May 2014 is as follows:
|Bhutan||16th -17th June 2014||State Visit||China||14th – 16th May 2015||State Visit|
|Brazil||13th – 16th July 2014||BRICS Summit & State Visit||Mongolia||16th – 17th May 2015||State Visit|
|Nepal||3rd-4th august 2014||State Visit||South Korea||18th – 19th May 2015||State Visit|
|Japan||30th August – 3rd September 2014||State Visit||Bangladesh||6th – 7th June 2015||State Visit|
|United States||26th – 30th September 2014||UN General Assembly Session & State Visit||Uzbekistan||6th July 2015||State Visit|
|Myanmar||11th – 13th November 2014||East Asia Summit||Kazakhastan||7th July 2015||State Visit|
|Australia||14th – 18th November 2014||G20 Summit & State Visit||Russia||8th – 10th July 2015||BRICS Summit|
|Fiji||19th November 2014||State Visit||Turkmenistan||10th -11th July 2015||State Visit|
|Nepal||25th – 27th November 2014||SAARC Summit||Kyrgyztan||12th July 2015||State Visit|
|Seychelles||10th – 11th March 2015||State Visit||Tajikistan||12th – 13th July 2015||State Visit|
|Mauritius||11th – 13th March 2015||State Visit||United Arab Emirates||16th – 17th august 2015||State Visit|
|Sri Lanka||13th – 14th March 2015||State Visit||Ireland||23rd September 2015||State Visit|
|Singapore||29th March 2015||State Funeral of Lee Kuan Yew||United States||24th – 30th September 2015||UN General Assembly Session|
|France||9th -12th April 2014||State Visit||United Kingdom||12th – 14th November 2015||State Visit|
|Germany||12th – 14th April 2015||State Visit||Turkey||15th – 16th November 2015||G20 Summit|
|Canada||14th – 16th April 2015||State Visit||Malaysia||21st – 22nd November 2015||East Asia Summit and India -ASEAN Summit|
Business and Economy related benefits
Highlights of what India has/will gain from these visits:
- Japan Visit: Japan has decided to double FDI in India by pledging $35 billion over the next five years for boosting India’s infrastructure, including bullet trains.
- United States Visit: PM Modi and US resident Obama had an extended discussion resolving to broaden their cooperation in various fields including defence, intelligence, counter-terrorism, Afghanistan, space exploration and science. PM Modi had a series of one-on-one meetings and a power breakfast with the top bosses of financial and tech sector biggies to pitched India story asking them to look afresh at the country and urging them to shed any fears that they might have developed about investing in the country in recent years. US has backed India’s bid for permanent membership in United Nations Security Council.
- Australia Visit: Inked 5 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). The agreements signed include one on social security. The other pacts signed concern the transfer of sentenced persons, combatingnarcotics trafficking and developing police cooperation, cooperation in the field of arts and culture and lastly in the field of tourism.
- France Visit: Signed 17 agreements, including one on the stalled nuclear project in Jaitapur in Maharashtra.
- Canada Visit: India clinched a multi-million-dollar deal for uranium to power its civilian nuclear programme for five years and also inked 13 agreements on skill development
- China Visit: Inked 24 bilateral agreements — ranging from finding a political solution to the border issue, to strengthening cultural ties. In value terms it amounted over 10 billion dollars
- South Korea Visit: Inked seven agreements, including on avoidance of double taxation and formalising consultations between National Security Councils of the two nations, to boost bilateral ties.
- UAE Visit: The biggest among the deals so far was the one with UAE wherein, PM Modi extracted a pledge from UAE to invest $75 billion in India
- United Kingdom Visit: Deals signed during UK visit amounted to 9 billion Pounds
Above listed deals have emanated from the countries which are economically sound. However a section of population may want to know the rationale behind visiting other countries in the list viz. neighbouring countries, Central Asian countries, Other Asian Countries and Indian Ocean countries.
The justification for those visits is as follows:
- It is utmost important for any country to have cordial relations with countries it shares its borders with.
- Some countries have Geo Strategic significance which may be useful in times of armed conflicts and logistics
- Some countries are a potential market for Indian conglomerates for business expansion
- Moreover the world has been witness to the growing influence of China. So in order to counter balance the power dynamics in Asian region, India has to be very active in retaining its long time allies.
Quantifiable Results – Show me the Money Baby!
As per data presented in the Indian Parliament, India received $19.78 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) from 12 countries visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in financial year 2014-15. This turns out to be around 63% of total Rs. 30.93 billion FDI received by India in 2014-15
Food for Thought:
Visitng 30 countries in a span of 18 months in NOT A JOKE. Even the most avid traveler may find it physically exhausting. People who frequently travel overseas can relate with the situation. Moreover, these visits are not Leisure travel or Holiday breaks. One has to be well prepared for dialogues with top leaders, sales pitches in front of renowned business tycoons, media briefings and addressing public gatherings.
Friends, this is NOT a propaganda post. We have tried to present facts which the general public may miss while browsing news sources.
We hope this information has provided you an informed outlook that shall help you to evaluate PM Modi’s future foreign trips – which we believe will happen often till the time he is the PM of India.