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Follow PM Modi’s Foreign Trips on This Interactive Digital Map

Check out this interactive map of Narendra Modi’s foreign visits from the time he took charge as PM.

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Narendra Modi with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on the first day of his two-day visit to the UAE. (Photo: PTI) 

Here is a list of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign visits from the time he took charge as the Prime Minister of India. This information has been compiled from documents available on the website of Ministry of External Affairs.

Bhutan (June 15-16, 2014):

At the invitation of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, Narendra Modi paid a State Visit to Bhutan from 15-16 June 2014. The Prime Minister of India was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and other senior officials of the Government of India. A joint statement was made on the outcome of the visit.

Brazil for 6th BRICS Summit (July 13-15,2014):

In July 2014, Narendra Modi visited Brazil for his first multilateral visit, the 6th BRICS summit was held at the north-eastern beach city of Fortaleza. In the Fortaleza summit the group have agreed to establish a financial institution rivalling the western dominated World Bank and IMF. The new bank would be called the New Development Bank (NDB). The Fortaleza Declaration was arrived at by the end of the summit.

Nepal (August 3-4, 2014):

Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Nepal from August 3-4, 2014 at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala. The Prime Minister of India was accompanied by Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor (NSA), Sujatha Singh, Foreign Secretary and a delegation comprising senior officials of the Government of India and media. A joint press statement was made at the end of the visit.

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Japan (Aug 30- Sep 3, 2014):

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Japan from 30 August to 03 September, 2014. During the visit, Prime Minister had an audience with the Emperor of Japan and held an Annual Summit meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Tokyo declaration  for India – Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership was arrived at the end of the visit.

USA (Sept 26-30, 2014):

Narendra Modi paid an official visit to USA. During the visit, Prime Minister spoke at the Madison Square Garden in New York. He also addressed the UN General Assembly. He met with various world leaders at the UN. He then proceeded to Washington to meet President Barrack Obama. A Vision Statement for the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership- ‘Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go‘ was arrived at.

Myanmar (November 11-13, 2014)

Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Myanmar to attend the 12th India-ASEAN Summit. He also spoke at the 9th East Asia Summit. The chairman made a statement  at the end of 12th ASEAN-India Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

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Australia (November 14-18, 2014)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Australia in November, 2014.  He attended the G-20 summit and met the BRICS heads of states.  He addressed a joint session of Austrialian Parliament and met with his Austrialian counterpart Tony Abbott. A joint statement was issued at the end of the visit.

Fiji (November 19, 2014)

Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Fiji where he met with the Prime Minister of Fiji Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama. A number of MOUs were signed between both the countries during this visit.

Nepal (18th SAARC Summit, November 25-27, 2014)

Narendra Modi made a second visit to Nepal as the PM to attend the 18th SAARC summit. The Kathmandu declaration was made at the end of the
18th SAARC summit. There were a number of other outcomes of this visit.

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Seychelles (March 10-11, 2015):

This was part of PM Modi’s visit to three Indian Ocean Island countries. The PM reiterated India’s foreign policy priorities in India’s immediate and extended neighbourhood. He also said that India attaches paramount importance to strengthening relations with this region, which is vital for India’s security and progress. Modi went on to say that India’s relationship with Seychelles has been built on the foundation of mutual trust and shared values. His visit to Seychelles was the first Prime Ministerial visit to Seychelles since 1981. The PM’s statement at the end of his visit outlined the outcomes.

Mauritius (March 11-12, 2015):

The PM visited Mauritius after Seychelles. He addressed the National Assembly of Mauritius. He also commissioned Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Barracuda in Mauritius. A list of MOUs/Agreements were signed during this visit.

Sri Lanka (March 13-14, 2015):

PM Modi during this visit to Sri Lanka said he was truly honoured by the warm welcome and friendship. He also attached a great significance to his visit, since it is the first standalone bilateral visit to Sri Lanka by an Indian Prime Minister since 1987. The PM in his statement outlined India’a commitment to ties with Sri Lanka and listed a host of areas where co-operation is being extended. He said that he looks forward to the early commencement of work on the ground in the Sampur Coal Power Project. This landmark project would meet Sri Lanka’s energy needs. He also assured to provide a fresh Line of Credit of up to US$ 318 million for the railways sector. This will be used to procure rolling stock, and to restore and upgrade existing railway track. The Foreign Secretary also briefed the media on the PM’s visit to Sri Lanka and its outcomes.

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Singapore (March 29, 2015):

PM Modi was in Singapore to attend State Funeral of Singapore’s founder and first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

France (April 09-11, 2015):

PM Narendra Modi during his visit to France said he was really happy to come to France. As the Prime Minister, this was his first visit to Europe and started it with France. The PM said that France is one of India’s closest friends and reliable partners. Here is a list of agreements signed during this visit.

Germany (April 12-14, 2015):

During PM Modi’s visit to Germany, he said “Whenever anyone in India talks about technology, manufacturing or high quality, Germany is the first country that comes to the mind. So, it is natural that when India has embarked on a new journey for ‘Make in India’ for economic development and employment, we look forward to Germany’s strong partnership.” A joint statement was issued during this visit exploring ways of dialogue on foreign policy and security issues.

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Canada (April 14-17, 2015):

PM Modi during his visit to Canada said that few countries in the world can match Canada’s potential to be a partner in India’s economic transformation. He also sought Canada’s cooperation and investment in every area of India’s national development priority, Energy and Infrastructure,Manufacturing and Skills,Smart Cities and agro-industry, and Research and Education. A joint statement titled ‘New Vigour, New Steps” was issued during this visit.

China (May 14-16, 2015):

PM Modi said that he has lot of hope from the relationship that both him & the President of China are trying to build. During his visit to India in September 2014, Chinese investments worth 20 billion US Dollars (Rs. 12 lakh-crore) were committed. Modi also said that India is keen to develop the sectors where China is strong. MOUs & Agreements worth $22 billion were signed during this visit.

Mongolia (May 17-18, 2015):

PM Modi during his remarks in the Mongolian Parliament said he was delighted to visit Mongolia, a country of great people. He also said it is a special privilege to do so in the 25th year of democracy in Mongolia. A host of agreements were signed during this trip.

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Republic of Korea (May 18-19, 2015):

During this visit, PM Modi said South Korea ranks only 14th in FDI flows in India and said there is a scope for improving this. He said India is also a land of enabling policy environment. He said there is potential for cooperation between India’s software and Korea’s hardware industry and also spoke about various other sectors where both the countries can work together. A list of agreements were signed.

Bangladesh (June 6-7, 2015):

During the visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India & Bangladesh are bound by the threads of history, religion, culture, language, kinship and passion for cricket. He also said that both countries share emotional bonds of shared struggles and sacrifices. He also said that India is pleased to extend line of credit of 2 billion U.S. dollars to support infrastructure and other development activities in Bangladesh. Here is a list of MOUs, agreements & other documents concluded during this visit .

Uzbekistan (July 6-7, 2015):

During this visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he has embarked on a five-nation tour of Central Asia and that it reflects India’s resolve to start a new era in the relations with Central Asian Republics. A few agreements were signed during this visit

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Kazakhstan (July 7-8, 2015):

During this visit, Prime Minister Modi congratulated the people of Kazakhstan on the occasion of 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate and 20th anniversary of the Constitution of Kazakhstan. He also said that Kazakhstan was one of the first country with which India launched civil nuclear cooperation through a uranium purchase contract. He said India intends to expand cooperation in other minerals and Hydrocarbons. Five agreements were signed during this visit.

Russia (BRICS Summit, July 8-10, 2015):

During his address in the plenary session of the 7th BRICS Summit, PM Modi said that everybody must acknowledge the success of BRICS in economic field including the New Development Bank, Contingency Reserve Fund, Export Credit Insurance, Financing for Innovation and new proposals for Customs Cooperation and Reinsurance Pool. The UFA declaration was signed during the 7th BRICS Summit.

Turkmenistan (July 10-11, 2015):

During this visit, Prime Minister Modi said that the most significant initiative in the relationship is the TAPI Gas Pipeline and that this could transform regional economic cooperation and bring prosperity along the route. Several agreements were signed during this visit.

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Kyrgyz Republic (July 11-12, 2015):

During this visit, PM Modi said that he is delighted that both Election Commissions have signed an agreement on cooperation. He said that he looks forward to the launch of the tele-medicine link with India which is the first in the region. He also mentioned the establishment of India-Kyrgyz Centre for Information Technology in the Kyrgyz State University in Bishkek. Several agreements were signed during this visit

Tajikistan (July 12-13, 2015):

During this visit, Prime Minister Modi said that agriculture is important to both economies . Both nations have agreed to promote the International North South Transport Corridor. Other connectivity initiatives such as India’s planned investment in Chahbahar Port in Iran and intention to join the Ashkabat agreement will help. Both countries also agreed to further strengthen defence cooperation which is a strong pillar of the strategic partnership. Two agreements were signed during this visit.

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UAE (August 16-17, 2015):

During this visit, the PM said that in the recent decades, UAE’s economic progress has been one of the global success stories, transforming the nation into a regional leader and a thriving international centre that attracts people and business from across the world. India is UAE’s second largest trading partner; and UAE is not only India’s third largest trading partner, but also India’s gateway to the region and beyond. A joint statement was issued during this visit.

(The article has been published in Factly)

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