"Wherever we go, we create a mini-India..." PM Modi to Indians in France

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces the introduction of India's UPI in France, extension of study visa and the establishment of a new Indian consulate in France

Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the strong "people-to-people connect" between India and France during his hour-long speech to the Indian diaspora at the La Seine Musicale in Paris on July 13. “Wherever we go, we create a "mini-India",” the Prime Minister said thanking the community for the warm welcome that made him feel like he is in India.

Sharing the importance of his visit Modi said that the world is moving towards a new world order. "Be it climate change, supply chains, counter-terrorism or counter-radicalism, the world is looking to India," he maintained.

During his speech, the Indian leader made significant announcements, including the extension of India's Unified Payment System (UPI) to France. "In the coming days, UPI will begin from the Eiffel Tower, which means Indian tourists will now be able to pay in rupees," he said.


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