Prime Minister Narendra Modi so far visited 7 different countries in his second innings to strengthen bilateral ties with the neighbouring countries
Narendra Modi had a hectic 100 days in terms of international travel. He visited nine countries in just a span of 100 days: Maldives, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Bhutan, UAE, Bahrain, France and most recently Russia.
Prime Minister Modi shares a deep bond with international leaders and counterparts. One such example is, during Israel’s election, advertisement banner featuring PM Modi with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu had been seen. From Trump to Putin, Modi shared the ad showing the strong relationship between the 2 countries. Benjamin Netanyahu was also the first world leader to congratulate PM Modi for scripting an “impressive victory” in the Lok Sabha elections and had vowed to strengthen “great
friendship” as well as bilateral ties with India.
But the first country that PM Modi visited after returning to power for the second time was Bhutan.
In Bhutan during his second visit, Modi launched the RuPay card, which functions as a monastic and administrative centre in one of the oldest dzongs in Bhutan. The two nations also signed 10 MoUs across several sectors to infuse new energy in their ties.
The PM had moved forward with robust foreign policies. During his visit to the Maldives, the country honoured him with the country’s highest award.
Showing his commitment towards the “neighbourhood first” approach to foreign policy, PM Modi became the first world leader to travel to Sri Lanka following the horrific Easter terror attacks. Also, India’s emergency ambulance service is now available throughout the nine provinces of the island country.
In Kyrgyzstan, PM announced a $200 million line of credit. He also attended the G20 summit to Japan, where he put forward a five-point approach to address common challenges facing the world, including protectionism and unilateralism in global financial organisations like the WTO.
In Bahrain, the prime minister was conferred with ‘The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance’ during his meeting with the King of Bahrain.
In the United Arab Emirates, PM Modi received the highest civilian honour during his visit to the oil-rich Gulf nation, reinforcing ties between the countries even as he pursues stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir.
PM Modi had also attended 2 very important global summits within his 100 days of Modi 2.0 govt. The G20 summit in Japan was the first global summit that the PM participated. From Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to US President Donald Trump, PM met every top world leaders in the sideline of the G20 summit.
The G7 summit in France, PM Modi attended sessions on digital transformation and climate change to name a few. He also met the Senegalese President Macky Sall on the sidelines of the G7 summit, apart from holding separate meetings with his British counterpart Boris Johnson, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and US President Donald Trump among others.
The Prime Minister also became the first Indian premier to visit the ‘Far East Russia’, where he extended a credit line of $1 billion dollars for the development of the region. PM Modi also attended the 5th eastern economic forum as a chief guest and then held the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit along with Russian President Vladamir Putin.
The Narendra Modi government has been carrying out several diplomacy talks around the world, which is likely to set the tone of foreign policy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi so far visited 7 different countries in his second innings to strengthen bilateral ties with the neighbouring countries.