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PM Modi thanks Kobe for helping during Gujarat earthquake

Updated: Nov 12, 2016 14:47 IST      
PM Modi thanks Kobe for helping during Gujarat earthquake

Kobe [Japan], Nov. 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that his prime objective is to make India poverty-free and thanked Japan for its help during earthquake in Gujarat in January 2001, which claimed 19,727 lives and left 166,000 others injured.

"When earthquake strike Gujarat, Kobe was the first to help the people of the state. 'First develop India', is my definition of FDI. However the other one is Foreign Direct Investment," Modi said while addressing the Indian community here.

Modi said that efforts are being made rapidly to make India free from poverty.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi who is on a three day-visit to Japan, also pitched his ' Make in India' initiative here saying that Tokyo plays an important role in the scheme, as India needs scale, speed and skill.

India and Japan also inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of outer space, which would enable cooperation in satellite navigation, planetary exploration and space industry promotion, joint missions and studies.

The exchange of MoU of Cooperation between the Gujarat Government and Hyogo Prefecture also took place. (ANI)

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