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PM Narendra Modi is on a three-day visit to three countries of the European Union. Get the live updates on The Quint.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Brussels. (Photo: ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian diaspora in Brussels and paid tribute to the victims of the terror attacks in which over 30 people, including an Indian, lost their lives.

De-Link Terrorism From Religion

Prime Minster said that terrorism was not a problem for a particular region but a threat to humanity. Noting that India has urged UN to pass resolution defining who is terrorist, which countries support terrorism, Modi said India will never bow to terrorism. He also said that India has been suffering from terrorism since 40 years.

Modi also called for de-linking of terrorism from religion.

Here’s the link to the PM’s live speech:

India, A Beacon of Hope

Terming India as the “lone light of hope” amidst the global recession, Modi said the country was the fastest growing economy in the world.

Modi Lists Government’s Achievements

Listing his government’s achievements, Modi said that today most people of India are connected to banking. He said Jan Dhan Yojana has led to 210 million new accounts. Modi also asserted that India’s forex reserve surged to record high in 2015. He also siad maximum investment has been railway infrastructure.

PM also asserted that his party doesn’t play votebank politics.

India Resolved Land Boundary Issue With Bangladesh: Modi

Noting that we can’t change our neighbours, Modi said that India successfully resolved boundary issue with Bangladesh.

Modi arrived in Brussels on Wednesday to attend the EU-India summit. He will visit the USA and Saudi Arabia thereafter.

9:58 PM , 30 Mar

European Investment Bank Signs Loan Agreement for Lucknow Metro

The European Investment Bank signed a loan agreement for the construction of metro in Lucknow at the 13th India-EU summit in Brussels, Belgium.

European Investment Banks signs loan agreement for Lucknow metro on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/MEAIndia/status/715209900335505410">Twitter.com/@MEAIndia</a>)
European Investment Banks signs loan agreement for Lucknow metro on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter.com/@MEAIndia)
European Investment Banks signs loan agreement for Lucknow metro on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/MEAIndia/status/715209900335505410">Twitter.com/@MEAIndia</a>)
European Investment Banks signs loan agreement for Lucknow metro on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter.com/@MEAIndia)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi then attended the dinner gathering with the members of the European Union.

PM Modi having dinner with the EU Presidents during the 13th India-EU Summit on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/MEAIndia/status/715213427254243328">Twitter.com/@MEAIndia</a>)&nbsp;
PM Modi having dinner with the EU Presidents during the 13th India-EU Summit on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter.com/@MEAIndia
President of European Parliament and the President of the European Investment bank join the dinner with Presidents of European Presidents with PM Modi on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/MEAIndia/status/715217759718629376">Twitter.com/@MEAIndia</a>)
President of European Parliament and the President of the European Investment bank join the dinner with Presidents of European Presidents with PM Modi on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter.com/@MEAIndia)
8:48 PM , 30 Mar

India-EU Summit

PM Modi attends the 13th India-EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium. He is seen with the President of European Council Donald Tusk and President of EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

He is holding a restricted meeting with the members in attendance.

Restricted meeting at the 13th India-EU summit on Wednesday, 20 March 2016. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/MEAIndia/status/715192468245860353">Twitter.com/@MEAIndia</a>)
Restricted meeting at the 13th India-EU summit on Wednesday, 20 March 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter.com/@MEAIndia)
8:22 PM , 30 Mar

PM Modi With Diamond Traders’ Association

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was called upon by the Association of Diamond Traders in Brussels, Belgium.

The board members of the association are in a meeting with Modi.

7:32 PM , 30 Mar
Snapshot
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Indian diaspora in Brussels.
  • India hasn’t bowed down to terror, says PM Modi.
  • Terrorism has to be de-linked from religion, asserts PM Modi.
  • The world is echoing that India is a beacon of hope: PM Modi
  • India’s forex reserve surged to record high in 2015: PM Modi
  • We managed to resolve the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh which had been pending for decades, says Modi.
  • Modi attends 13th India-EU summit in Brussels.

Published: 30 Mar 2016, 4:34 PM IST
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