Warm welcome to Indian Prime Minister on his visit to Stockholm

En route to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a two-day stop-over visit in Sweden 16-17 April 2018. He was warmly welcomed by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén already at the airport, and he also met the Prime Ministers from the other Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway) who participated in the first India-Nordic summit, naturally with an eye on attracting investment for the Indian government’s ambitious “Make in India” campaign. 
For Sweden, the manufacture of the Swedish SAAB Gripen is a major issue, and an agreement on defence collaboration was agreed upon, besides an agreement on Innovation Partnership in areas of cooperation such as clean technology, waste management, renewable energy, women’s development, and skill development. More information.
Before the visit, WION TV News made an interview with Robin Sukhia, Secretary General & President Sweden-India Business Council, on the importance of Modi’s Sweden visit. Go for the interview.
While in Stockholm, Narendra Modi also gave a speech to the Indian diaspora at the end of his visit. A meeting, organized by the Indian Embassy in Sweden, was held at Stockholm University to which around 1,600 enthusiastic Indians residing in Sweden attended (more information). They had come to Stockholm from many places in Sweden. As of December 2017 there are just short of 30,000 people born in India living in Sweden, with industries like tech in particular attracting skilled labour. See the youtube video from Modi’s Stockholm University meeting.
Unlike in London, to which place Modi travelled from Stockholm, Modi did not meet any demonstrations against his visit to Sweden. However, critical articles were published in a few newspapers. Read Professor Ashok Swain’s 18 April Outlook article entitled ”Moral Superpower’ Sweden Should Not Forget Nehru And Gandhis In Its Eager To Sign Deals”.