“We will strengthen existing pillars of cooperation in areas that touch the lives of our peoples. These are agriculture, science and technology and security.We exchanged views on scaling up the Centers of Excellence that have been a main-stay of agricultural cooperation.” – Narendra Modi, Live Mint, 15 January 2018.
“In Defence, I have invited Israeli companies to take advantage of the liberalized FDI regime to make more in India with our companies.” – Narendra Modi, Live Mint, 15 January 2018.
“Today and yesterday we reviewed progress in our relations and renewed our relations on the opportunities that beckon us… We have imparted our shared impatience to the implementation of our earlier decisions. The results are already visible on the ground. Our discussions today were marked by convergence to accelerate our engagement and to scale up our partnership.” – Narendra Modi, Deccan Chronicle, 15 January 2018.
“Last year in July, I carried the greetings and friendship of 1.25 billion Indians during my momentous journey to Israel. In return, I was overwhelmed by the generous affection and warmth of the Israeli people led by my friend Bibi [Benjamin Netanyahu].” – Narendra Modi, Deccan Chronicle, 15 January 2018.
“We [together with Benjamin Netanyahu] exchanged views on scaling up the Centers of Excellence that have been a main-stay of agricultural cooperation.” – Narendra Modi, Deccan Chronicle, 15 January 2018.
“The launch of the 100th satellite by @isro [Indian Space Research Organisation] signifies both its glorious achievements and also the bright future of India’s space program.” – Narendra Modi, Yahoo News, 12 January 2018.
“I am thankful to Bibi [Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu] because the vehicle which I saw today, particularly during a natural calamity when people are suffering (shortage of) drinking water…Can provide drinking water [after witnessing the demonstration of sea water purification technology pioneered by Israel at a water desalination unit].” – Narendra Modi, Times of India, 4 January 2018.
“Wishing you all a happy 2018! I pray that this year brings joy, prosperity and good health in everyone’s lives.” – Narendra Modi, Money Control, 1 January 2018.
“…new India will be free from the poison of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption; free from filth and poverty. In the New India everyone will have equal opportunity and aspirations and wishes of everyone will be fulfilled. New India will be a place where peace, unity and amity will be our guiding force.” – Narendra Modi, First Post, 31 December 2017.
“…26 January, 2018 will especially be remembered through the ages. The Republic Day will be celebrated with leaders of all ten ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries coming to India as chief guests…this is unprecedented in India’s history. … On 26 January, the arrival of great leaders of 10 nations of the world as a unit is a matter of pride for all Indians.” – Narendra Modi, First Post, 31 December 2017.
“Tomorrow, January 1, is special. We welcome those born in the 21st century to the democratic system as they will become eligible voters. A vote is the most effective means of bringing positive change in the lives of millions. It can transform our nation.” – Narendra Modi, First Post, 31 December 2017.
“We could organize a Mock Parliament in every district of India, where the youth of 18 to 25 years of age sit together and discuss ideas to build a New India, find ways, make plans regarding how we could accomplish our goals by 2022 and build an India that our freedom fighters dreamt of.” – Narendra Modi, New Indian Express, 31 December 2017.
“From skill development to innovation and entrepreneurship, our youth are excelling in all fields. It is now time that a system is created where newest development opportunities are easily accessible for the New India Youth as soon as they turn 18.” – Narendra Modi, Nwe Indian Express, 31 December 2017.
“No one ever wishes me good morning, … I send good morning messages but apart from five or six MPs, no one responds.” – Narendra Modi, NDTV, 28 December 2017.
“Sitting at the Indian Coffee House along with my journalist friends, I used to get an insight into the state’s political developments.” – Narendra Modi, India, 27 December 2017.
“Congratulations to Vijay Rupani, Nitin Patel and all those who took oath as Ministers. My best wishes to this team in their endeavour to take Gujarat to new heights of progress. … People from all walks of life joined the oath taking ceremony in Gandhinagar to bless the team that took oath today. We cherish these blessings and their affection” – Narendra Modi, International Business Times, 26 december 2017.