- "Earlier, it was 'Look East Policy'. We have had enough of looking east. We now have 'Act East Policy' - a key component of my government's foreign policy," Modi told Indian diaspora during a community reception at the Kyung Hee University here in the South Korean capital.
- Modi's reference to 'Look East' and 'Act East' drew loud cheers from the assembled Indians.
- 'Look East' policy was first coined by the Narasimha Rao government in the 1990s and has been followed by the successive governments.
- At a similar community reception in China's economic hub Shanghai last week, Modi broke his silence on Opposition criticism over his frequent foreign visits and took veiled digs at his critics back home, saying he was being attacked for "tireless" work and asserted that if it was a "crime" he would continue to do it.
- During his speech on Monday, Modi pitched for his 'Make in India' initiative and said that he wants to make India a manufacturing hub using the world's best technology. He invited Indians settled abroad to come and invest in the country.
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