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India is open-minded, wants change: Modi to US CEOs

New York, Sep 29 India is open-minded and wants change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday during a meeting with top executives of American companies here Monday.

“India is open-minded. We want change, Change that is not 1 sided. Am discussing with citizens, industrialists * investors,” Syed Akbaruddin, spokesperson of the external affairs ministry, in a tweet, quoted Modi as saying.

The breakfast meeting with 11 CEOs, including those of Google, Citigroup and Pepsico, will be followed by one-on-one meetings with six other CEOs of companies like Boeing, IBM, GE and Goldman Sachs.

The morning business engagement is among the most important Modi has scheduled in the US and he is expected to unveil his government’s new mantra of “Come, Make in India” – to seek investment and assure them of a red carpet welcome minus the red tape.