Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi after concluding his significant and successful three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Here we have covered the complete highlights of the event (Country Wise).
1. First Leg Visit to Indonesia:
On the first leg of 3-Nation visit, PM Modi has visited Indonesia. India and Indonesia signed 15 MoUs in the fields of defence, scientific and technological cooperation, railways and health, among others.
2. Second Leg Visit to Malaysia:
PM Modi had arrived in Singapore after a brief halt in Malaysia where he met his 92-year-old Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad to personally congratulate him on his stunning election victory and the two leaders had “productive discussions” on bolstering the bilateral strategic ties.
3. Third Leg Visit to Singapore:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three Indian digital payment systems – RuPay, BHIM app and UPI by SBI at the ‘Business, Innovation and Community Event’ in Singapore. With the launch, India’s RuPay digital payments system was linked up with Singapore’s 33-year old Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS).
PM Modi held wide-ranging talks with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong and delivered a keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue – Asia’s premier defence and strategic affairs conference. He is the first Indian Prime Minister to address the Shangri-La Dialogue.
Prime Minister Modi on his last day of three-day Singapore visit also went to the Changi Naval Base, the prime naval base for the Republic of Singapore Navy. There the PM visited the Indian Naval Ship INS Satpura.
In a special gesture, an orchid was named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of his visit to National Orchid Garden in Singapore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore’s former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong jointly unveiled a plaque to pay tribute at the immersion site of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes at the waterfront Clifford pier. 8 agreements were signed between the two sides which covered areas as wide as military cooperation and connectivity.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Bank of India Exam 2018-
- Indonesia Capital- Jakarta, Currency- Indonesian rupiah, President- Joko Widodo.
- Malaysia Capital- Kuala Lumpur, Currency- Malaysian ringgit, Prime Minister- Mahathir Mohamad.
- Singapore Currency- Singapore Dollar, President- Halimah Yacob.