I have been fortunate to have travelled across a lot of global destinations: United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Australia, Japan, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Thailand, South Africa, Kenya, South Korea, Nepal, Portugal, Oman, Jordan, Fiji, Turkey, Afghanistan, Sweden, Argentina, Israel, Belgium, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Tanzania & Ireland.
I have also lived in Australia (Canberra) for almost a year during the Master’s course in Public Policy at ANU. Travel across so many nations gave me an opportunity to work with a large number of NRIs and Indian professionals in other countries. I also worked with a number of public & private global institutions & Multi-lateral institutions such as the World Bank & Asian Development Bank.
I worked with a number of foreign companies and investors with a view to promote financial investment in various sectors in India. This led to bringing efficiency in terms of manufacturing competitiveness and ease of doing business. I was looking after the subject of investment promotion during my tenure at the Prime Minister’s Office as well. We made efforts to integrate the Indian economy with the best in the World
On the Manufacturing front, under the leadership of Hon. Shree Narendra Modi,we launched public programmes such as Make in India, Skill India, Digital India, Startup India etc.
To improve investment attractiveness of the country, we collectively worked for six years (with various stakeholders including World Bank Officials). The result is that India has jumped 79 positions from 142nd in 2014 to 63rd in 2019 as per World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Ranking of 2020. Not only this, India also stands as one of the top 10 reformer countries in the world. I remember world leaders like Obama personally complementing our Prime Minister, on this promising achievement.
True to the innovative spirit of Shree Narendra Modi, we also worked on bringing new and high-level technology into the country to modernize our systems and further customize and localize those technologies. Japan’s high-speed rail technology is one such example. The High Speed Rail or Bullet Train System is being implemented on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai route.
I have had the chance to interact with many world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Markel, Japan PM Shinzo Abe, Former US Presidents Barrack Obama & Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi and many other heads of States and Governments. I have also been part of teams meeting Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Satya Nadella, global chiefs of IBM and Wall Mart, Heads of Boing and Hyundai and many other heads of Multinational Corporations, Global Institutions and Business Forums.
Shree Narendra Modi ensures hard work before and after any overseas or domestic trip. I was able to contribute in dealing with matters of National & International importance including:
United Nations matters especially Global Peace, Stability & Climate Change;
Global issues like Poverty Reduction & Human Rights;
Investment/FDI promotion in the country
Technological & Academic Exchange
Infrastructure Development & Industrial Promotion
Investment & Trade related International Treaties
I truly believe that the whole world is one family!