Modi will be in Singapore on November 23-24 on a bilateral visit, during which he is also expected to sign an enhanced defence cooperation pact, along with other MoUs on cyber security, culture and training on urban management and the like.

Briefing the media about the visit, Secretary (East) with the Ministry of External Affairs Anil Wadhwa said Singapore has approximately 3,50,000-strong Indian diaspora out of its total population of 5.5 million.

"During the visit, we would conclude a strategic partnership with Singapore, along with further strengthening of our defence relationships," Wadhwa said.

He further said the focus of the visit will also include 'five S plank' of scaling up trade and investment, speeding up connectivity, smart cities, skills development and state focus.

Asked about the CEOs he will be meeting in Singapore, Wadhwa cited the list is still a work in progress.

To a question about whether an orchid would be named after Modi during his visit, Wadhwa said, "The orchid naming ceremony is not on the schedule any longer. It was being talked about earlier, but due to paucity of time, we had to forgo that. That will not happen (now).''

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