Modi with CEOs
Modi with CEOsTwitter/Narendra Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had dinner with 47 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies on Thursday, in what is being called the  '$4.5 trillion club'. 

Modi made his 'Make in India' pitch, telling the heads of the largest companies in the world to invest in India. 

"My interaction with Fortune 500 CEOs was on investment opportunities in India & why they must come and Make in India," Modi tweeted after the high-profile dinner. 

"Foreign Direct Investment all over the world has fallen, but in India it increased by 40 per cent. This reflects confidence in the Indian economy," Modi told the Fortune 500 CEOs. 

The Indian PM assured them of reforms to bring about ease of business and accountability. 

"Reform in governance is my Number 1 priority. We are for simplified procedures, speedy decision making, transparency and accountability," he said. 

Among the top CEOs who were part of the high-profile dinner, prepared by Indian chef Vikas Khanna, were IBM Chairman Ginni Rometty, Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO Marillyn Hewson, Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields and Pepsi Co Chief Indra Nooyi.

Here's a look at Modi's meeting with the Fortune 500 CEOs through tweets - 

Modi also met with '40 percent of the world's entertainment industry' as described by Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup, as he interacted with heads of News Corp, 21st Century Fox, Sony, Discovery, and Time Warner. 

"Explained to media CEOs why India is a great opportunity for them & how many regional languages makes India even more special to invest in.," Modi said in a tweet after the meeting. 

News Corp head Rupert Murdoch called Modi the 'best leader with best policies since independence', in a tweet.