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India Rising at Davos

It was India's moment at the Davos high table and Prime Minister Modi led from the front.

An inaugural keynote by the prime minister of the world's biggest democracy, India's Narendra Modi; the closing keynote by the President of the world's most powerful democracy Donald Trump of the US; interim sessions of the four day event graced by other world leaders French President Emmanuel Macron, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, British PM Theresa May, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Jordan's King Abdullah. The 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is the world's biggest gathering of CEOs, heads of states,

Several epitaphs have been scripted about the declining interest in the event at Davos; however, Schwab and WEF have bounced back with renewed vigour each time round. They managed to do it this year, too, just as everybody had been questioning how much bigger the WEF can get after Chinese president Xi Jinping and his entourage enthralled the alpine ski resort last year.

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