He told the Indian diaspora here that India is "one of the brightest spot in the global economy" and a "land of opportunities" for those who want to invest and have trade.

PM Modi said his government is working in a campaign mode to create 500 million new jobs by 2022 besides transforming rural and urban areas of the country through infrastructure development.

"While the world is marked by slowdown, India has registered a growth of 7.6 percent this year and we are working to grow even at 8 per cent in the years ahead," he said addressing an estimated gathering of 11,000 members of the Indian diaspora.

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