German Chancellor Arrives With Trade and Climate Change on Her Mind

On Monday, PM Modi and Merkel will lead the third Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations, which has been dubbed as a ‘join mini cabinet meeting’.

Published: 04th October 2015 09:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2015 05:29 AM   |  A+A-

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel being received by the Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha on her arrival at the Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi. |PTI

NEW DELHI: German chancellor Angela Merkel arrived late Sunday night accompanied with six federal ministers, with the aim to make it easier for German firms to do business in India and prod New Delhi to do more on climate change.

Incidentally, Merkel has had to change her plane to a more Spartan Airbus A310 belonging to the German Military, after her official plane developed technical difficulties.

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German media reported that she was forced to travel in a military cargo plane named after Kurt Schumacher, who headed the Social Democratic Party after the world war.

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Merkel will lead the third Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations, which has been dubbed as a ‘join mini cabinet meeting’. This is most broad-based talks that Germany holds with any other country.

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