The is the Malaysian Prime Minister's third official visit to India.
The two leaders also signed seven pacts at a meeting in New Delhi.Modi evinced keen interest in anti-radicalisation and de-radicalisation programmes run in Malaysia to prevent youth from being recruited by terror organisations.
The round table discussion today was organised by the Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI).
With an eye on China, India and Malaysia shore up maritime cooperation and plan to hold joint naval exercise while emphasizing on freedom of navigation and over flight with an implicit reference to the South China Sea. "In this context, I deeply appreciate our continuing cooperation with the Malaysian government in our joint anti-terrorism efforts".
March 30 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak who arrived yesterday in India, met Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.
Mr. Razak arrived in India yesterday for his 5-day official visit to the nation.
Modi, during his visit to Malaysia past year for the East Asia Summit, had agreed with Razak to enhance the defence cooperation between the two countries - a commitment they have now iterated. "Infrastructure has been an area of fruitful partnership between us, but we can do much more", he said.
Najib said Malaysia also continued to exploit the huge potential of e-Commerce to enhance convergence in the global supply chain, pointing out, the newly launched world's first Digital Free Trade Zone. Malaysia would like to achieve target of United States $15 billion bilateral trade by 2020.
In return, India may seek Malaysia's assistance in de-radicalisation, at a time investigative agencies are coming across a growing number of disillusioned youths turning to the IS. He said, Malaysia wants to raise relations to new heights.
It is also Malaysia's 20th largest investor, with total investments worth US$2.31 billion.
Before leaving Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning, Mr Najib had assured his citizens that he would monitor the talks between the two countries and will update them "wherever he is in this "modern day".