01 Nov '17, 1am

Singapores Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan endorses PM Narendra Modis demonetisation

Highlights 1 Balakrishnan met his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj 2 Swaraj hosted a lunch in honour of the visiting dignitary and his delegation 3 Balakrishnan will travel to Assam today On his two-day visit to India, Singapore's Foreign Minister Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan focussed on boosting economic ties between the two nations. Speaking at a CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) symposium on 'India, Singapore & ASEAN: Shared History, Common Future' on Tuesday, the minister praised Prime Minister Modi's move to make India a cashless economy and to make transactions transparent in order to fight corruption. He said, "If you really go digital you ultimately reduce or even remove human interactions in transactions. It reduces license raj and even the possibility of corruption. This is why PM Modi launched the demonetisation drive, electronic identification Aadhar." "It is n...

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