Indians will be able to use UPI Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to France. President Emmanuel Macron awarded him the country’s highest honor ‘The Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor’ at the President’s Palace in Paris late on Thursday. He has become the first Indian PM to receive this honour.
The PM also appealed to the expatriates settled in France to invest in India. Along with this, it was also told that there has been an agreement between France and India regarding digital payment. Under this, payments can be made in France through India’s UPI. He said that soon it will start from the Eiffel Tower.
PM Modi reached Paris at 4 pm Indian time. After this, he addressed the Indians in La Seine Musical here. He said, ‘Coming to France is like coming home. The people of India make mini India wherever they go.
Today’s programs of PM Modi in France…
Will attend the National Day Parade as Chief Guest.
There will be bilateral talks with the French President.
Will have a meeting with CEOs.
President Emmanuel Macron will also host a state banquet for PM Modi.
Modi said – Soon there will be UPI payment on Eiffel Tower … 5 big things of speech
India is working on the target of developing in the next 25 years. Today every international agency is saying that India is moving forward.
He said, ‘I take a vow that every particle of the body is for you. India is playing a special role in the world order. India’s experience and efforts in dealing with every challenge are proving helpful to the world.
The connection between the people of France and India and the mutual trust between the people is the strongest foundation of this partnership. Namaste France festival happens here, then people in India enjoy Bonsu India.
India is currently chairing the G20. For the first time this is happening under the chairmanship of a country that more than 200 meetings are being held in every nook and corner of that country. The entire G20 group is looking at India’s potential.
When I came to France in 2015, I paid tribute to the thousands of Indian soldiers who were martyred here. 100 years ago, these Indian soldiers were martyred on French soil while performing their duty. Then, one of the regiments from which those jawans took part in the war here, is going to participate in the National Day Parade here tomorrow. Thanks to France for honoring martyrdom.
Modi also made 4 announcements for the Indian diaspora.
A statue of Tamil poet and saint Thiruvalluvar will be installed in France. His book Thirukkural is famous all over the world and has been translated into many languages.
Indian students pursuing Masters in France will be given Long Term Post Study Visa of 5 years. Earlier the post study visa limit was only for 2 years.
The Government of India has decided to open a new Consulate in Marseille with the help of the Government of France.
India-France strategic partnership completes 25 years
This visit of PM Modi is taking place at a time when India-France strategic partnership has completed 25 years. PM Modi has been invited as the chief guest on France’s National Day i.e. Bastille Day. Before Modi, in 2009, Manmohan Singh became the first Prime Minister of India, who was invited as the Chief Guest on Bastille Day.