London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that there is a deep and best India outside TV screen. Addressing a packed Wembley stadium he urged the diaspora to become integral part of its growth story and dispelled concerns highlighted in media over some incidents intolerance in the country.
He announced resumption of a direct flight between London and Ahmedabad, simplification of the process concerning Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card and measures taken towards electronic travel authorisation and e-migration portal.
Modi, who spoke for over an hour, talked of his government's plans to launch railway rupee bond in London and raised slogan "James Bond, Brooke Bond and Rupee Bond" to loud cheers from the gathering.
British Prime Minister David Cameroon, who was present at the stadium, described it "a historic day" and said it was biggest gathering of Indian diaspora.
Modi said while his government wanted FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in many sectors, for him FDI conveyed First Develop India.
Referring to increase in FDI flows, he said, "The world's confidence in India was rising. That is our biggest strength. We want to move ahead with that."
Some 60,000 members of the Indian community gathered at Wembley for what is billed as the biggest reception for PM Modi abroad.