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India-Singapore ties among warmest, closest: Modi

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Indian on Thursday said that ties between and are among the warmest and closest without any contests or claims.

"When opened up to the world and turned to the east, became a partner and a bridge between and Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)," said while addressing a business and community event here.

"Political relations between India and are among the warmest and closest," he said.

"There are no contests or claims, no irritants or doubts."

Stating that it is a natural partnership from a shared vision, he said defence relations between India and Singapore are also among the strongest.

arrived here earlier in the day on the third and final leg of his five-day tour of after making a brief stopover in on his way from

Prior to attending the business and community event, he, accompanied by Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, took a tour of the India-Singapore Enterprise and Innovation Exhibition at the Convention Centre here.

The exhibition was organised by the in partnership with Enterprise Singapore, the and the

On Friday, Modi will hold a summit with and deliver the keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue, becoming the first Indian Prime Minister to do so in inter-governmental security forum.



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First Published: Thu, May 31 2018. 18:24 IST