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Message from the High Commissioner

Greetings from the High Commission of India in Ottawa!

Having completed just over a hundred days in Canada and having met business and industry leaders across the length and breadth of this amazing country, I am more convinced than ever of the tremendous potential of the India-Canada partnership in the 21st century. Canada has the technology, finance and resources while India has the manpower and the market. However, I also noticed that there was inadequate appreciation of the sheer scale of the transformation currently underway in India and the business-friendly policies of the Modi Government which have made India the fastest-growing major economy in the world.

The India-Canada Biz Digest, a weekly economic bulletin that we are commencing from today, is an attempt to bridge this information gap. At a time when Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary and India its 70th, we hope this initiative will keep business leaders and policy-makers in Canada apprised of the latest developments in the Indian economy and in sectors of particular interest to Canada. We also hope to have periodic think pieces by top CEOs and other influencers on how to synergize the India-Canada partnership.

I trust you will find the Biz Digest useful and timely. We would greatly appreciate receiving your feedback, advice and suggestions on how to improve it.

Vikas Swarup
High Commissioner
21 June, 2017