Reaching out to the Indian diaspora at an event organised for the purpose in Bangkok, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said plans were on the cards to establish seamless connectivity between North-East India and Thailand.
He said that such a move would provide a fillip to both, India's Act East Policy, and Thailand's Act West Policy, and boost trade between the two nations, while enhancing the development of the entire region. As part of this initiative, the Prime Minister dwelt on the development of a 'Buddhist Circuit' that would connect Buddhist places of importance.
Modi also spoke about making the OCI (Overseas Citizenship Of India) card more flexible and stated that one of the first steps towards this end was to permit OCI card holders to enrol for the National Pension Scheme (NPS).
The Prime Minister added that 1,000 youth from Asean nations would be able to pursye post-doctoral fellowships at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
Modi had earlier dwelt on the issue of terror and militancy and had asserted that the impact of Scrapping 370 was felt across the world. He also said that due to changes in teh past five years, the people of India had given his government a bigger mandate in teh 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Enthralling. Endearing Sums up the atmosphere when PM @narendramodi interacted with the Indian community in Bangkok and appreciated their role in being a thriving link between India and Thailand. pic.twitter.com/1XS3hdADhv— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) November 2, 2019
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 2, 2019
भारत में भगवान बुद्ध से जुड़े तीर्थ स्थलों का आकर्षण और बढ़ाने के लिए भी सरकार निरंतर कार्य कर रही है। लद्दाख से लेकर बोधगया, सारनाथ से सांची तक, जहां-जहां भगवान बुद्ध के स्थान हैं, उनकी कनेक्टिविटी के लिए अभूतपूर्व प्रयास किए जा रहे हैं।: PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/SeaWZlL8RQ— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 2, 2019