In Photos : German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Visit To India

06/10/2015 9:30 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 5: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India on October 5, 2015. Merkel is India on a state visit until October 6, 2015. (Photo by Esra Büra Cokun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived In India on Sunday, accompanied by a delegation of top German CEOs, to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for boosting economic trade ties as well as cooperate in areas of defence, security and renewable sustainable enrgy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his welcome upon the German chancellor's arrival in India for a two day visit.

Discussions have been fruitful with India bagging $2.25 billion of German investment for the development of clean energy corridors and solar projects ahead of the UN Climate Change talks scheduled to be held this December in Paris.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were at the Indo-German Summit organised by IT lobby company Nasscom today in Bengaluru, where Modi pushed for his ambitious 'Make In India' campaign which Merkel supported by saying, "German engineering and India's IT expertise are fused here in Bengaluru."

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel returns to Germany, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted,

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, holds flowers presented to her upon her arrival at the airport in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Merkel is on a three-days official visit to India. (Vijay Verma /Press Trust of India via AP)
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, is received by Indian junior finance minister Jayant Sinha, left upon her arrival at the airport in New Delhi, India. (Vijay Verma /Press Trust of India via AP)
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India on October 5, 2015. (Photo by Esra Büra Cokun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) shake hands during a photo call as they arrive for meetings at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India on October 5, 2015. Angela Merkel has begun a mission to clear the path for German companies keen to do business in India, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to the European powerhouse to help revive its economy. (Photo by Santosh Singh /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) inspects the guard of honour during a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi.
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi share a light moment during German India Government consultations on October 05, 2015 in New Delhi, India.
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd L) gestures while talking with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi.
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    German Chancellor Angel Merkel throws rose petals as she pays tribute at Raj Ghat - the memorial to the father of the Indian nation Mahatma Gandhi - in New Delhi on October 5, 2015.
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, pays tributes at Rajghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi, India , Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, arrives with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for a meeting in New Delhi, India, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (Atul Yadav/ Press Trust of India via AP)
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pose with a tenth century idol of Hindu goddess Durga, that was returned by Germany in New Delhi, India, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (Atul Yadav/ Press Trust of India via AP)
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right in blue and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left in blue jacket attend a delegation level meeting in New Delhi, India, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (Sirish Shete/ Press Trust of India via AP)
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, front left and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, front right, with members of the delegation pose for a group photo after their meeting in New Delhi, India, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (Atul Yadav/ Press Trust of India via AP) INDIA OUT
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel shows a book of Mahatma Gandhi autobiography, presented to her during her visit to the Mahatma Gandhi memorial, in New Delhi, India. (Photo/ Manish Swarup)
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    German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, second right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stand during their visit to German engineering company Bosch's vocational centre in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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    German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, second right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, walk during their visit to German engineering company Bosch's vocational centre in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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    German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi smile after receiving souvenirs depicting the logo of 'Make in India' campaign during their visit to German engineering company Bosch's vocational centre in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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