India Hopes to Roll Out Goods and Services Tax in 2016: Modi

Merkel told German public radio Deutschlandfunk on Sunday she hopes “that VW quickly establishes the needed transparency and clear things up”.


Merkel, accompanied by a large delegation of Cabinet Ministers and top officials, arrived here last night and was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning.

Modi and Merkel will hold talks on a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including deepening bilateral engagement in defence, security, education, renewable energy, high technology manufacturing, skill development, science and technology, railways, water and waste management, urban development and agriculture. Both the leaders are additionally more likely to change views on regional and worldwide problems with widespread concern similar to local weather change.

The two nations exchanged almost 16 billion euros ($17.9 billion) in trade in 2014 – mostly chemicals, machine tools, electrical goods and textiles – but the figure has declined in the past three years.

In an interview with the Indian newspaper “Hindustan Times“, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier offered a few advice for India if it wanted to boost foreign investment.

He stressed that Germany was committed to work closely with India. She will probably be using a vast light containing cabinetry preachers, and businesspersons, and is going to also be in Bengaluru. Merkel would visit the Robert Bosch Engineering and Innovation Centre in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Merkel ahead of her talks with Modi. An agreement to launch a separate body to speed up German investments in India and remove obstacles in conducting business. German strengths and India’s priorities are aligned.


German was introduced as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools on the basis of a memorandum of understanding signed between the KVS and the Goethe Institute in 2011.

Merkel arrives, will hold talks with PM today