Last Updated: Jan 20, 2024
India seized its moment and presented itself as a trusted nation and resilient economy at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024 that ended yesterday at Davos, Switzerland. Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw pitched for ‘trust-shoring’, describing India as the most trusted nation and a resilient economy, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das projected a 7 per cent GDP growth for the next fiscal, Union Minister Smriti Irani showcased its inclusive growth and her Cabinet colleague Hardeep Singh Puri declared that India has already seized the moment while speaking at various sessions.
The five-day-long intense discussions over a long list of global and regional issues among nearly 3,000 global leaders ended with hopes that the global economy and trade would do better in 2024 and there would be answers to multiple crises plaguing the world. There was a call for cooperation for rebuilding trust, reviving economy, ending geopolitical conflicts and fighting risks emanating from climate change, societal fragmentation and AI-generated misinformation and disinformation. Amid all the gloom, India stood out with a strong assertion by three Union Ministers as also by its business leaders and several state delegations that it was the country to do business with for those looking for a trusted, reliable and strong partner and for those looking to join an inclusive and sustainable economic growth story.