Washington: From a bronze Ganesh to a Jain figure of Bahubali, the US has returned more than 200 pieces of rare cultural artefacts to India during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
PM Modi, who had expressed his gratitude for the return of the ancient artefacts during a ceremony on Monday, had also tweeted the pictures of some of those precious artefacts.
"We are very grateful for government of the US and the President for returning a part of our culture. This heritage inspires us for the future," he said.
"Usually it's the present that brings nations together, but sometimes it's the heritage that brings two nations closer. Over the past two years, various countries have endeavoured to return India's stolen cultural heritage," Modi had said.
Modi arrived in Washington on Monday on a three-day visit, during which he will hold talks with President Barack Obama to review bilateral ties and address a joint session of the US Congress.
This is the Prime Minister's fourth visit to the US in the last two years.