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New Jersey governor Phil Murphy on 10-day visit to India

Phil Murphy. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Sep 13, 2019, 06.36 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

In a first, a governor of US state will be visiting India on Friday to boost investments.

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy will arrive in India today on a 10-day visit.

With a focus on inviting Indian companies to invest in New Jersey, Murphy will be travelling to six cities in India.

He will lead a high-level state delegation, visiting New Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, from September 13 to 22.

In a statement, Murphy said that the trip aims to strengthen economic, cultural and educational ties between New Jersey and India.

Murphy said he would be visiting some companies that already have a presence in New Jersey like Tata Consultancy services which has some 4,000 employees in his state.

Indian-origin Senator Vin Gopal will also be part of the New Jersey governor's delegation.

During his visit, Murphy will meet top government and business leaders.

Murphy also mentioned that New Jersey has one of the largest Indian-American and Indian populations among any American state.

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With a focus on inviting Indian companies to invest in New Jersey, Murphy will be travelling to six cities in India.