India guarantees democracy, safety, security and justice: Modi to Japanese investors
TOKYO: Making a strong pitch for bringing Japanese
investments into India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there was
no “red tape” but only “red carpet” for investors as the government has eased a
lot of regulations.
Asserting that his government is working on
development and increasing manufacturing activities, Modi said there cannot be
a better place to make investments than India.
“I have come to
assure you that there is no Red Tape but Red Carpet in India. We have eased off
lot of regulations,” Modi said. Calling for a new history between the two
countries on the economic front, the Prime Minister said India is the only
place where one can find “democracy, demography and demand”.
Modi, who was addressing Japanese investors at a
seminar organised by the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) and Nikkei
here, also said that India guarantees democracy, safety, security and justice.
He told Japanese investors that India is a “god gifted
location” for reaching out to global markets. Referring to his government’s 100
days in power, Modi said it has achieved what could not be achieved in the last
The country’s GDP grew 5.7 per cent in the April-June
quarter, the highest in more than two years.
Modi said his government is ready to offer whatever is
required to promote foreign investment into India. “Without Japan, India is
incomplete and without India, Japan is incomplete”, he said.
According to him, the coming together of Japan’s
hardware skills and India’s software expertise can create miracle.