In pictures: PM Modi tells India's growth story at Davos

More than 3,000 world leaders from business, politics, art, academia and civil society are attending the 48th WEF annual meeting, where the Indian presence would be the largest ever with over 130 participants.

Pit stop Zurich

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a quick stopover in Zurich Monday on his way to Davos to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting.

At the World Economic Forum, PM Modi will share his vision for India's future engagements with the international community.

PM Modi is the first Indian prime minister to attend the Davos meeting in about 20 years since HD Deve Gowda in 1997.

More than 3,000 world leaders from business, politics, art, academia and civil society are attending the 48th WEF annual meeting, where the Indian presence would be the largest ever with over 130 participants.

'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World'

Modi would interact with global business community members, besides delivering his keynote address on Tuesday.

The theme for this year's summit is 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World'.

India's engagement with the outside world

In his departure statement on Sunday, the prime minister had said that India's engagement with the outside world in the recent years has become "truly and effectively multi-dimensional covering the political, economic, people to people, security and other spheres".

'At Davos, I look forward to sharing my vision for India's future engagement with the international community,' he had said.

India means business

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a roundtable meeting of the top CEOs before a dinner meet.

Under the tagline of "India means business", the roundtable was attended by 40 CEOs of global companies and 20 from India.

While narrating India's growth story, Modi said, 'India means business and presents an exciting opportunity for the global businesses.'

He was accompanied by top government officials including Vijay Gokhale, Jai Shankar and Ramesh Abhishek.

Discussions mark meeting of the biggest and the oldest democracies

Narendra Modi also met Swiss President Alain Berset and discussed ways to deepen bilateral ties on the sidelines of the summit.

Berset said the discussions mark the meeting of the biggest and the oldest democracies in the world.

Thanking Modi, the Swiss President said he would continue to strengthen 'our relations' with India.

Sources said the two leaders are believed to have discussed the progress on automatic exchange of tax information.