Consulate General of India
Visit of Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh to Shanghai (21-23 November)
Upon completion of the Beijing leg of his ongoing visit, Hon’ble Union Home Minister (HM) Shri Rajnath Singhvisited Shanghai from 21-23 November 2015. Hon’ble HM was accompanied by Vice Minister of Ministry of Public Security Mr. Chen Zhenmin throughout the Shanghai leg of the visit.
Hon’ble HM met with Mayor of Shanghai Mr. Yang Xiong earlier today who also hosted a banquet in honour of the visiting Home Minister. During the meeting with Mayor of Shanghai, Hon’ble HM appreciated the efforts of the Shanghai Municipal Government to establish the city as a leading global financial, economic, trade and transportation hub with particular focus on innovation and technology. Both sides also discussed ways to further insitutionalise annual exchanges as part of the sister city relationship with Mumbai, in particular strengthening of exchanges between the police forces of Shanghai and Mumbai.
Hon’ble HM also visited the Shanghai PSB’s Central Command and Control Center, which is the largest single unit to respond to emergency calls, monitor traffic and manage rescue drills. He also paid a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple and extended an invitation to the Chief Abbot to lead a delegation of Buddhist monks to India next year. Hon’ble HM also visited the Pudong Free Trade Zone and was given a detailed presentation on how FTZ’s have attracted foreign investments in Shanghai in IT, innovation and knowledge sharing sectors.
Earlier on 22nd November, Hon’ble HM addressed a large gathering of the Indian community of nearly 400 persons in Shanghai at the Infosys premises in Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park. Indians from Suzhou, Shaoxing, Yiwu and Keqiao had also joined in the interaction organized by the Indian Association of Shanghai. He lauded the contributions of the Indian community in the Eastern China region in further deepening India China bilateral trade and economic relations. He also called upon them to encourage Chinese companies to take part in ongoing infrastructure development projects including in the Make in India campaign, which could then be transformed to its next level of “Scale Up India”.
Hon’ble HM also visited the China Arts Museum on 22nd November and viewed the ongoing exhibit of largest ever Indian arts to visit China, i.e. “Forms of Devotion”, which will remain on display in Shanghai till mid February 2016 as part of the India Culture Week launched earlier this month. Hon’ble HM also visited the site of the founding of the Communist Party of China in Shanghai, along with a visit to a nearby police station in Xin Tian Di which functions as a ‘paperless’ sub-bureau of Shanghai PSB.
As a special gesture, Hon’ble HM was received and seen off at the time of arrival and departure by Vice Mayor of Shanghai Mr. Bai Shaokang, who is also incharge of the Public Security Bureau in Shanghai.
23 November 2015