Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 January left for Davos, Switzerland to attend the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
He is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on the opening day of the meeting on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister will also hold bilateral talks with the President of Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, besides holding a series of meetings with business leaders and addressing the international business council.
The theme of the four-day event at Davos is "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World".
The last time an Indian Prime Minister went to attend the summit was HD Deve Gowda in 1997.