Shinzo Abe's India visit, day 1: As it happened

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who arrived on Wednesday on a two-day visit, was accorded a warm welcome by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the Ahmedabad airport.

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 00:36
Pic courtesy: @PMOIndia

Delhi: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who arrived on Wednesday on a two-day visit, was accorded a warm welcome by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the Ahmedabad airport.

Abe, who is accompanied by his wife Akie Abe, has a hectic schedule for the next two days in Modi's home state, including laying of the foundation stone for India's first bullet train, to be run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, and to attend the 12th Indo-Japan Summit.

Abe was presented a guard of honour at the airport, after which artistes performed the traditional Gujarati dance showcasing the state's rich cultural traditions.

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PM Modi, Shinzo Abe visit iconic 16th century Sidi Saiyyed Mosque in Ahmedabad.

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PM Modi presented marble sculpture of Gandhi ji's three monkeys Abe.

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Here's what Abe wrote:

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At Sabarmati Ashram, PM Modi showed Abe and his wife the spinning wheel used by Mahatma Gandhi. 

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Shinzo Abe and his wife sign the visitor's book at Sabarmati Ashram.

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Abe, his wife and PM Modi at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad.

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Abe, his wife and PM Modi pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram.

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Abe, his wife Akie Abe and PM Modi arrive at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.

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Cultural road show held in in honour of PM Abe.

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Abe was presented a guard of honour at the airport, after which artistes performed the traditional Gujarati dance showcasing the state's rich cultural traditions.

A group of Buddhist monks were also present at the airport to welcome Abe and his wife.

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Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was accorded a warm welcome by PM Narendra Modi at the Ahmedabad airport.

Abe, who is accompanied by his wife Akie Abe, has a hectic schedule for the next two days in Modi's home state, including laying of the foundation stone for India's first bullet train, to be run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, and to attend the 12th Indo-Japan Summit.

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