Hannover: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday jointly inaugurated the India pavilion at the Hannover Messe, the world's biggest industrial fair, in which India is the partner country this year.

"India Pavilion at @hannover_messe inaugurated by PM @narendramodi & Chancellor Angela Merkel," external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi atr the Hannover Messe to open the industrial trade fair in Hanover. Photo: AFP

"The @hannover_messe is known all over the world. World industry comes here to showcase what they have done," Modi tweeted.

"Come to India, increase your partnership with India and make use of this opportunity India offers to scale new heights of success," Modi said during his inaugural speech.

"The entire world is looking at India. Demography, democracy and, demand are drawing the world to India. India is a partner nation and I thank Germany for making India a partner nation," he added.