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Mr Erdogan's comments came amid a clampdown on the internet in India-held Kashmir, where it is now more hard to surmise the state of stress and trauma the people are going through in the heavily militarised zone. This is possible through trade and FDI inflows, technology tie-up, and cooperation on various projects. We are building more than 30 million homes, developing new airports and sea ports, modernizing our railways, building highways across the country at a rapid pace. "As DEIK, we are going to follow up the process and hope that continues and efficient communication between the two countries shall contribute to foster and double economic activities". Indian economy is fastest growing major economy. The governments focus is to remove inefficiencies in our system and make it a great investment destination. Because, I think, this is a question that upsets both of the countries.

Modi said India is putting up new ports, modernizing old ones and through an ambitious plan called "sagarmala".

The Prime Minister also invited Turkish businesses to participate in infrastructure sector and the flagship programmes of the government. Though his visit was viewed as an indication of Turkey's willingness to support India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), his comments tied up New Delhi's bid for NSG with that of Pakistan.

Since its launch in 2005, the entry process has helped Turkey win foreign investment and become the world's 15th largest economy, European Union officials say.

President Erdogan, who apart from his wife Ermine, will be accompanied by senior cabinet ministers and a 150-member business delegation hopes that his visit will improve India-Turkey relations. He was then accorded the ceremonial guard of honour at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Mr Erdogan said that both India and Pakistan are Turkey's friends and they must keep the dialogue channels open and engage different stakeholders. India-Turkey economic and commercial cooperation constitutes an important dimension of the bilateral relationship.

The Hindu had earlier reported that President Anastasiades had also sought India's involvement in solving the dispute with Turkey.

The president also said Turkey expects more Indian tourists to visit the country, adding that Turkey is especially a favorable destination for couples to spend their honeymoon.

Besides, PM Narendra Modi also met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Antalya in 2015.

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