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We will sustain economic growth of 7.5 to 8% per year: Narendra Modi

India's economic expansion at 7.7 per cent was significantly higher than China's 6.8 per cent in the January-March period

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

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India's economic expansion at 7.7 per cent was significantly higher than China's 6.8 per cent in the January-March period, it said.

"We will sustain a growth of 7.5 to 8 per cent per year," Modi said while delivering a keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue here. As India's grows, its global and regional integration will increase, he said. "A nation of over 800 million youth knows that their future will be secured not just by the scale of India's economy, but also by the depth of global engagement. "More than anywhere else, our ties will deepen and our presence will grow in the region. But, the future we seek to build needs a stable bedrock of peace.

And, this is far from certain," the Prime Minister said. There are shifts in global power, change in the character of global and daily disruption in technology, he said. "The foundations of the global order appear shaken. And, the future looks less certain. For all our progress, we live on the edge of uncertainty, of unsettled questions and unresolved disputes; contests and claims; and clashing visions and competing models," Modi added. India's GDP grew at the fastest pace in seven quarters at 7.7 per cent in January-March, retaining the fastest growing major tag on robust performance by manufacturing and service sectors as well as good farm output, the Central Statistics Office

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