Also, the cumulative India FDI into Canada is pegged at United States dollars 2.2 billion for 2016, with Indian companies investing especially in the IT, software, steel and natural resources sectors.
Modi and Trudeau are set to meet to discuss bilateral relations during “wide-ranging talks” on Friday.
They also expressed surprise over the Canadian side preferring to schedule Trudeau’s official engagements in Delhi at the fag end of the tour as against the normal practice of having bilateral meetings during the first part of such visits.
He told reporters he visited the Taj Mahal when he was 11, 35 years ago, when he went to India with his father, Pierre Trudeau, the former Canadian premier. “For PM Trudeau, he sends a low-ranking official”, tweeted Candice Malcolm, a columnist for the Toronto Sun.
When Justin Trudeau landed in India, Prime Minister Modi was in the southern states of the country for his rally.
The Indian government appears to have taken notice of speculation, and some government sources quoted by NDTV have dismissed the reports, saying it is not necessary that PM Modi accompany visiting dignitaries everywhere.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not meet with the Indian politician who has publicly accused members of Trudeau’s cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement.
Trudeau’s visit is expected to deepen ties between India and Canada.
Applauding India for trade potential, Trudeau said that there was an anxiety in the western world about the success of trade here.
Then, Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and their brood of three visited the Taj Mahal on Sunday while Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath was nowhere in sight. Similarly, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau attired in a bright yellow long kurta which she teamed with white palazzo trousers.
Trudeau’s remark came while interacting with a gathering at IIM-Ahmedabad on Monday.
“A handsome place of peace, humanity and truth that is as needed today as ever”, Trudeau wrote in the visitor’s book at the Sabarmati Ashram. Trudeau himself was seen at an event in Toronto previous year that featured Khalistani flags and other separatist paraphernalia, a development that irked the mandarins in the external affairs ministry. Our deep cultural and people-to-people ties foster an economic relationship that creates high quality jobs in both our countries.
Trudeau’s planned stopover at the Golden Temple in Amritsar is being viewed as a bid to tap into the support of this section.
Trudeau and his cabinet ministers, including Sajjan, have loudly denied there is any reason for concern.
Already home to 1.25 lakh Indian students on annual basis, he said he wants Canada to become the number one destination for Indian students.