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PM Narendra Modi makes his Davos debut, says- India Means Business

India means business, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed to top CEOs from across the world, as he hosted a round-table meeting in Davos.

The prime minister narrated "India's growth story and presenting exciting opportunities for global business in India," Ministry of External Affairs said in a tweet.

PM Modi, who is the first prime minister to attend the World Economic Forum in over two decades, will also interact with CEOs of Indian companies separately.

In broadest engagement at the World Economic Forum, the Indian delegation will offer yoga classes on the icy slopes, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with over 40 global industry bosses from 18 countries, including Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Reliance's Mukesh Ambani, Airbus CEO Dirk Hoke, lasted for nearly two hours in which he invited everyone to speak and raised their concern and suggestions. He responded to each query, addressing each CEO personally.

PM Modi said he was moving from ease of doing business to ease of living, his new focus would be less conflict with government; the move was welcomed by the CEOs unanimously. Together, the industry titans represent companies that have a cumulative market cap of $3.3 trillion.

Later in the day, PM Modi is to deliver the first keynote speech of the WEF in Davos, bookending a week that will climax in an address by US President Donald Trump. PM Modi has said he "looks forward to sharing my vision for India's future engagement with the international community".

PM Modi, who is in Davos for about 24 hours, also held a bilateral with Swiss President Alain Berset. "Productive discussions on steps to further deepen our bilateral cooperation," the foreign ministry said in a tweet after the meeting.