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Live telecast all over Asia, mood upbeat

business Updated: Sep 26, 2014 00:55 IST

Thailand, Indonesia, UAE and China were among the several Asian countries where Prime Minister Modi’s inauguration of the Make in India campaign was screened by the Indian consulates for the benefit of industrialists and investors.

In Bangkok, India’s Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla referred to various initiatives taken by the new Indian government to take the country’s trade and development to a new plateau. “Opening the North East creates a corridor for us into South East Asia,” Shringla told a gathering of Thai commerce ministry officials, trade department representatives, ethnic Indian Thai businessmen and academia on the sidelines of the live telecast function. The telecast was organised by the Indian Embassy with the assistance of India-Thai Chamber of Commerce

In Dubai, Indian businessmen, investors and expatriate community lauded the campaign, saying it would give a boost to India’s manufacturing sector. “The demand for skilled manpower is widespread in the international labour market and the Prime Minister has emphasised on skill development in his campaigns,” said Sudhesh Giriyan, vice-president, Xpress Money.

India’s Ambassador to UAE, TP Seetharam said: “The campaign is a reflection of the government’s commitment to create more job opportunities.”

Consul General of India in Dubai, Anurag Bhushan said, “India has the advantage of democracy, demographic dividend and demand as enunciated by the Prime Minister.”