Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited 18 foreign countries in 2014, is now getting ready to tour France, after visiting Bangladesh first on June 6 and 7. This year also Modi is planning to tour 18 countries and the route map is under preparation. Next month he will tour Russia to attend the seventh Brics summit of the head of States or governments of Brazil, Russia, India and China to be held in the Russian city of Ufa in Bashkortostan. In the same vein he will also tour five central Asia countries. Similarly Modi will be in Turkey on June 15 and 16 to attend G – 20 summit. Later, he will proceed to Malaysia to attend Asean summit on November 15 to 22. Modi is expected to visit Israel and discuss defence cooperation between the two countries.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced last year that India will enhance relations with 101 countries. Modi also made clear that his government would go ahead adopting a new style in the foreign affairs. He has been trying to promote the prestigious Make in India concept and invites investments from industrialists around the globe. Last year he began his tour with Bhutan.