India, Kyrgyzstan strengthen defence ties: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to the martyrs in Kyrgyzstan by laying wreath at the Victory Monument in Bishkek.

India, Kyrgyzstan strengthen defence ties: As it happened

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday  paid tribute to the martyrs in Kyrgyzstan by laying wreath at the Victory Monument in Bishkek.

Here are the updates:

  • Meeting with PM Sariyev was very positive and we are both optimistic about the ties between our nation: PM Modi.
  • Had a very good discussion with the Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament, Mr Asylbek Jeenbekov, says PM Modi.  
  • PM Modi presents a hand-knotted carpet of very fine grade wool blended with silk to President Atambayev.



  • My meeting with PM Sariyev was very positive and we are both optimistic about the ties between our nations: PM 
  • PM Modi gifts medical equipment to Kyrgyzstan's Field Hospital.



  • PM Modi discusses several issues with Kyrgyzstan PM Temir Sariyev.
  • PM Modi meets with Speaker of Kyrgyzstan Asylbek Jeenbekov.
  • Bollywood song along with some Kyrgyz music was played in honour of PM Modi at luncheon.



  • We can together do so much to maintain peace and for the prosperity of our people: PM



  • You have led Kyrgyzstan with vision on the path of democracy and development.You will always find in India solidarity: PM Modi to President Atambayev.
  • The Kyrgyz people have been at the crossroads of the flow of ideas, trade and religion through the ages:  PM 
  • PM Modi begins his banquet address at a special luncheon.
  • India has a calling to become a great economic power like USA and China: President Atambayev at luncheon banquet for PM
  • PM Modi says he looks forward to President Atambayev's visit to India.
  • I am grateful for Kyrgyzstan’s strong support to India’s candidature for permanent membership of an expanded UNSC: PM
  • Our defence ties are strong. We just completed a joint exercise. Have decided to hold joint military exercises on an annual basis: PM
  • President Atambayev and I spoke at length to strengthen ties in trade, investment, tourism, culture and human resource development: PM



  • I am delighted that our Election Commissions have signed an agreement on cooperation: PM
  • We seek a peaceful and secure neighbourhood, in the time of challenges in the region. Have shared interests to combat terror and extremism: PM
  • We are united by the bonds of shared democratic values. We can reinforce each other's economic progress: PM
  • PM Modi begins media statements.
  • Agreements in four key areas were signed between India and Kyrgyzstan.



  • "India won our hearts a long time ago when songs of Raj Kapoor became famous in our region" President Atambayev to PM. 
  • PM Modi, President Atambayev lead the delegation talks.
  • Meeting between Atambayev and PM Modi is underway.
  • President Atambayev and PM Modi discussed a wide range of issues.


  • President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev at Ala-Archa State Residence.



PM Modi reached Kyrgyzstan last night where he was received by his counterpart Temir Sariyev.

Yesterday, Modi attended a traditional banquet hosted by Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

"A traditional banquet. PM @narendramodi speaks at the dinner hosted in his honour by President Berdimuhamedov," tweeted Swarup.

Modi earlier held talks with President Berdimuhamedov after which both sides inked seven agreements and also agreed to expedite the TAPI gas pipeline project.

Modi ends his Central Asia tour with a visit to Tajikistan before flying home on July 13.

He has visited Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Ufa in Russia for the BRICS and SCO summits.

(With IANS inputs)

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