Ms. Merkel would focus on technology exchange, training, strategic partnership and some of the flagship programmes of the Modi government like “Digital India,” clean energy, and Swachh Bharat campaign. This will mark the third visit of Ms. Merkel to India in five years. She visited India in October-November 2007 and May 2011. She co-chaired the 1st inter-governmental consultation between India and Germany in 2011.