Also, he added, the Prime Minister broke his silence only after pressure from the media, social media, the opposition and Congress President Rahul Gandhi who led a midnight protest at India Gate demanding safety for women.
Modi's packed itinerary includes a day of bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May and others in the British government, and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will is to arrive at London on a four-day visit to the United Kingdom on Tuesday, is the only head of government to be offered bilateral meetings ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), according to senior officials.
The prime minister has expressed confidence that his visit to Sweden and Britain will be useful in enhancing India's ties with the two European countries.
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AHEAD of his visit to Sweden and the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was looking forward to deepening bilateral engagement with both the countries in a number of areas including trade, investment and clean energy.
India and Sweden will jointly organise the India-Nordic Summit in Stockholm on April 17 with the Prime Ministers of Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. He said, the partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rule-based global order.
From Sweden, Modi will leave for Britain on April 17 evening. He will also meet Indian-origin scientists working on cancer research, malaria and other tropical diseases before going in to the India-UK CEOs Forum. "I will be focusing on enhancing India-UK partnership in the areas of healthcare, innovation, digitisation, electric mobility, clean energy, and cyber security", the Prime Minister said.More news: State Highway Patrol identifies couple killed in Coshocton County plane crash
"It is a historic visit by the Prime Minister of India, it is happening after a gap of 30 years". The meetings of the Commonwealth Heads of Government usually take place every two years and serve to shape the organisation's agenda for the next two years.The CHOGM is a multilateral organisation known for its focus on the development issues that confront the Small States and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), many of whom have deep historical and bilateral ties with India.