Davos: PM Narendra Modi left for Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, the first Indian PM, to make an appearance at the high-profile summit in 20 years.

The Prime Minister will lead India's largest ever contingent of 130 participants, including five Union ministers and several industry leaders. The CEO delegation, led by apex industry body CII including Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, Azim Premji, Rahul Bajaj, N Chandrashekaran, Chanda Kochhar, Uday Kotak and Ajay Singh, among others.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a great story to tell about significant reforms undertaken in India, said Spice Jet CEO Ajay Singh.

He added, there have been very significant reforms including GST, which have been in-waiting for so many years. There are also developments like bankruptcy law, digitisation and formalisation of the economy on a fast track basis, 42-place jump on ease of doing business index.

"it's a great story and who can be, better than the Prime Minister himself, to tell this story. India will create a buzz this time at Davos and there is no question about it," he said.

Modi will deliver the keynote speech at the plenary session of the WEF summit on Tuesday. PM said "At Davos, I look forward to sharing my vision for India's future engagement with the international community,".

PM further added, he is also looking forward to separate bilateral meetings with Swiss President Alain Berset and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in Davos.

Bollywood, another Indian export to the world, will also make its presence felt, with actor Shahrukh Khan set to be honoured with the 'Crystal Award', along with Australian actress Cate Blanchett and legendary musician Elton John

PM Modi, however, is not accompanied by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has decided to stay back to prepare for Union Budget 2018. Modi will deliver the plenary session at the summit on Tuesday, a speech delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping last year.

On Wednesday, the PM will host a dinner for global CEOs. A meet-and-greet with Donald Trump, however, is doubtful with the US government shutdown clouding the president’s visit.

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