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Published on 24/01/2018 12:33:48 PM | Source: Dion Global Solutions Ltd

India aims to become USD 5 trillion economy by 2025, says Narendra Modi

India is moving towards becoming a USD 5 trillion economy by 2025, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual gathering.Pitching India as an attractive investment destination, he said those wanting wealth with wellness and peace with prosperity should come to the country.

The first Indian prime minister in two decades to attend the WEF summit here, he delivered the speech at the opening plenary where he raised concerns about protectionist tendencies.He said the country is moving towards becoming a USD 5 trillion economy by 2025 and emphasised that the government is following the principle of reform, perform and transform.

Currently, India's gross domestic product (GDP) is around USD 2.2 trillion.On Monday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected the Indian economy to grow at 7.4 per cent in 2018 and become the fastest growing country among emerging economies."We have made it so easier to invest in India, manufacture in India and work in India. We have decided to uproot licence and permit Raj. We are replacing red tape with red carpet," Modi said today.