Last year, Saab had assured it will ensure "full" technology transfer of its Gripen-E fighter jet to India if the company gets the contract to supply a fleet of the combat aircraft to Indian Air Force.
However, some members of the Indian community have said that this time, there will be a "strong counter-protest" by pro-India groups to welcome Modi.
After the PM Modi's statement the two BJP leaders Lal Singh, Chander Prakash, who supported Kathua rape accused by participating a rally, submitted their resignation to the state party chief. Smart cities, renewables, trade and investment and climate change will dominate discussions in Stockholm - sources said, Modi, has been particularly keen to build closer ties with the Nordic countries.
In the wake of this state of affairs, 49 retired civil servants have called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act in this "moment of existential crisis" by fast-tracking the prosecution of the perpetrators of the rapes. Our partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rule-based global order. The Prime Minister will also take part in India-Nordic Summit.
In what has been categorised as an "unprecedented" welcome, PM Modi will hold not just one but two meetings with his British counterpart Theresa May on Wednesday before they begin formal deliberations as part of the multilateral Commonwealth summit on Thursday. The Nordic countries have globally recognized strengths in clean technologies, environmental solutions, ports modernization, cold-chains, skill development and innovation. During his visit the Prime Minister is also expected to hold brief talks with King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf. "Nordic competencies fit well with our vision for India's transformation".
Organisers said the decision to host a smaller event than the grand diaspora event at Wembley Stadium during PM Modi's last visit to the United Kingdom in November 2015 was to enable the Indian diaspora from across the world to be able to participate. Mr Modi said, his visit to London presents another opportunity for both countries to infuse fresh momentum to this growing bilateral engagement.
He further said, "Under the theme of "Living Bridge", I will also have the opportunity to meet people from various walks of life who have enriched the multi-faceted India-UK relationship".
Officials said Modi would also welcome United Kingdom into the worldwide solar alliance, as its newest member.
On the way back from the UK, PM Modi is set to make a short stopover in Berlin, where he will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel.