New Delhi: Merkel and Modi in talks

Angela Merkel has begun a mission to clear the path for German companies keen to do business in India, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to the European powerhouse to help revive its economy
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Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) speaks with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi while they look at a 10th century statue of Hindu Goddess Durga while preparing to address a press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on October 5, 2015. The statue has been returned to India after it was discovered to have been looted from the Himalayan state of Kashmir in the 1990's. Angela Merkel has begun a mission to clear the path for German companies keen to do business in India, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to the European powerhouse to help revive its economy. (AFP/Getty Images)
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (REAR) looks on as India's Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani (R) and Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) exchange documents at a joint press conference with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on October 5, 2015. Angela Merkel has begun a mission to clear the path for German companies keen to do business in India, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to the European powerhouse to help revive its economy. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) looks on as India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves while they look at a relief of Hindu Goddess Durga at a press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on October 5, 2015. Angela Merkel has begun a mission to clear the path for German companies keen to do business in India, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to the European powerhouse to help revive its economy. (AFP/Getty Images)
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German Chancellor Angel Merkel writes on a visitor's ledger at Raj Ghat -- the memorial to the father of the Indian nation Mahatma Gandhi -- in New Delhi on October 5, 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in New Delhi for a visit in which she is expected to push for closer trade ties, and during which India's leader hopes to draw investment from the European powerhouse. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) extends his hand to greet German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they arrive for meetings at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on October 5, 2015. Angela Merkel has begun a mission to clear the path for German companies keen to do business in India, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to the European powerhouse to help revive its economy. (AFP/Getty Images)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd L, in blue) inspects the guard of honour during a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on October 5, 2015. Merkel is India on a state visit until October 6. (AFP/Getty Images)
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German Chancellor Angel Merkel throws rose petals as she pays tribute at Raj Ghat - the memorial to the father of the Indian nation Mahatma Gandhi - in New Delhi on October 5, 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in New Delhi for a visit in which she is expected to push for closer trade ties, and during which India's leader hopes to draw investment from the European powerhouse. (AFP/Getty Images)
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