Interactive | PM Narendra Modi’s foreign visit timeline: 18 countries, 55 days

Here's an interactive timeline that looks into the 18 countries that PM Narendra Modi visited in his first year in office.

Written by Vishnu Varma | New Delhi | Updated: January 14, 2017 11:14 am

 

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In the span of last one year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited 18 countries, a majority of which were official state visits and spent close to 55 days abroad. His first foreign destination was the neighbouring Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, which has remained one of India’s closest allies for decades. His last foreign visit was to South Korea. Some of his important foreign visits include the United States of America, Japan, China, Germany and Sri Lanka. Nepal remains the only country that PM Modi has visited twice.

For a more broader look into which countries he visited, who he met and what he did there, here’s an interactive timeline that serves the purpose. Take a look.

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June 16-17, 2014 – Off to Bhutan – For his first foreign visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose Bhutan, India’s neighbour and closest ally for decades. During the visit, he met Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and addressed a joint session of Parliament in Thimphu.

July 13-16, 2014 – The BRICS Summit – In a major multilateral visit to Brazil, PM Modi met the heads of some of the most powerful nations — China, Brazil, Russia and South Africa and got many of his ideas mentioned in the declaration.

August 3-4, 2014 – Road to Kathmandu – Reaffirming his focus on the SAARC nations, PM Modi chose Nepal as his destination for his second state visit. In Kathmandu, he addressed the national parliament and offered prayers at the Pashupatinath temple.

August 30-September 3, 2014 – The Japanese Bond – India’s ever strong bond with Japan got a fresh boost after PM Modi visited Kyoto and Tokyo in August-September. He met with Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe and visited two ancient Buddhist temples.

September 26-30, 2014 – Indo-US relations – Almost all eyes were on US as PM Modi made his way to Washington to hold talks with President Barack Obama on a historic state visit. He also addressed the UN General Assembly.

November 11-13, 2014 – East Asia Summit – PM Modi pushed for greater connectivity among nations at the India-ASEAN Summit and also held bilateral talks with President Thein Sein at Nay Pyi Taw.

November 14-18, 2014 – Trip Down Under – Narendra Modi became the first Indian PM to travel to Australia in 28 years. He attended the G-20 Summit, held talks with PM Tony Abbott and even took a selfie with him at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground.

November 19, 2014 – The Fiji connection – PM Modi announced a Rs 75 million credit line for Fiji as he made his way to Suva. The two countries also agreed to expand their defence and security cooperation.

November 25-27, 2014 – SAARC Summit – The Prime Minister made his second visit to Kathmandu to attend the SAARC Summit and raised the issue of terrorism in the presence of his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

March 10-11, 2015 – Off to Seychelles – Aiming to give a thrust towards developing strategic assets, PM Narendra Modi visited Victoria in the tiny island country of Seychelles and inked a pact to develop the infrastructure of Assumption island.

March 11-13, 2015 – Onward to Mauritius – New Delhi firmed up plans towards building strategic assets in Agalega in Mauritius after PM Modi’s visit to the island country.

March 13-14, 2015 – The Lankan trip – The first Indian PM to visit Sri Lanka after Rajiv Gandhi in 1987, Narendra Modi met newly-elected President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo and travelled to the Tamil-majority Jaffna province.

March 29, 2015 – Goodbye Lee Kuan Yew – PM Modi joined other world leaders to bid goodbye to Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew. The Prime Minister called Lee one ‘among the tallest leaders of our times.’

April 9-12, 2015 – To Paris – France became the first leg of an extensive three-nation tour kickstarted by PM Modi. He signed a deal with France for supply of 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition along with a railway protocol to develop a semi high-speed railway corridor.

April 12-14, 2015 – Next stop: Germany – Continuing his three-nation tour, PM Modi arrived in Berlin and held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He also inaugurated the India pavilion at the world-famous Hannover technological fair.

April 14-16, 2015 – The Canada Connection – Canada, which hosts a large Indian diaspora, was the third and final leg of PM Modi’s foreign tour. Canada signed a landmark agreement of long-term supply of Uranium to India.

May 14-16, 2015 – To China – PM Modi started his visit to China in Xi’an, the hometown of President Xi Jinping. The Prime Minister also visited Beijing and Shanghai and held extensive meetings with the top Chinese leadership and several business leaders.

May 16-17, 2015 – State visit to Mongolia – PM Modi announced a massive $1 billion credit line to Mongolia during his state visit there and asserted that Mongolia is an integral part of India’s Act East Policy.

May 18-19, 2015 – Off to South Korea – In the backdrop of PM Modi’s visit in Seoul, India and South Korea inked seven agreements, including on avoidance of double taxation and formalising consultations between National Security Councils of the two nations.

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    Kiran Kodgi
    Jun 26, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    Modi...sir i need my INDIAN ARMY to be powerful pls sir give them freedom to do operations on stan sir we are. Loosing our army they r giving there lives pls sir this time we need to show our army power to stan pls sir take a bold decision ....we r having many hopes from u
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      pradeep
      Jan 21, 2016 at 10:45 pm
      Prime minister become a country like a god i m happy i m indian proud of u sir modi ji i m ur big fan plz i want to tlk to with u sir plZ u really like a hero i m student but no job plz help me
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        alok singh
        May 22, 2015 at 2:28 pm
        Better investment in India would bring more money in India , more jobs, better the condition of farmers , better spending on social benefits. We all know the effect of spending on social sectors schemes, like MNREGA , mid day meal without provisions of earning more money , on Middle cl . It has been only one year and foundation is being laid down.I am more optimistic than before about future of India. It is good to see people with desire to work for nation in politics and country's top management , rather than those who have to because their families did and still not good at it.
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          Anant
          Aug 29, 2015 at 3:15 pm
          hehehe....Desh ka naam roshan ho raha hai bhai
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            Aryan
            May 22, 2015 at 2:09 pm
            I am sitting in the small small town, when other local communities show visually, How exactly Sonya hi's families continues to support terror acts and attest the THAIL PPL in the money londering sphere. TASK: to collect each and all units to establish more visabl government in, expl, Harayana district. How much time required for educational activity investied in personnel? Persoonel and support staff personal quality are to advised to be checked. Alternative methods and social structures of each staff meber?
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              Bollu
              May 21, 2015 at 6:27 pm
              Narendra Modi is Ambador of Foreign Countries to India? LOL.
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                ASHOK KUMAR
                May 21, 2015 at 8:25 pm
                Modi is the first Prime Minister of India, who did not allow journalists to accompany him in his plane, nor did he ever arranged a press conference after return from foreign tour. He also never met President to brief him about the visits. Otherwise, right from Jawahar Lal Nehru to Bajpayee and Manmohan Singh etc., it was a well set tradition to meet the press during and after the foreign visit. Modi is perhaps apprehensive that he will not be able to answer uncomfortable questions relating to his one year tenure as PM.
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                  ah
                  May 22, 2015 at 11:12 am
                  how about a FOREIGN TRIP to Marathwada, Vidhrbha for Photo Session only. If he wants the farmers will shout "Modi is Rock Star".
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                    PS Azurite
                    May 21, 2015 at 8:45 pm
                    He is on one man show junket always! Unfortunately it is not going to give any dividend in the long term. But I am the person too voted for Modiji ..... looking for better future.
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                      greenspace
                      May 21, 2015 at 7:28 pm
                      All important countries and wonderful itinerary. God Bless You and May you take Bharat forward in various dimensions.
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                        harith
                        May 22, 2015 at 2:07 am
                        there are some crucade and cunning govts and those nation's economies must be made to trash; srilanka and china
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                          sridhar
                          May 22, 2015 at 2:08 am
                          I feel he definitely shared more information to the public through his social media posts. That is good quality information compared to what comes from media with their own twists. All politically neutral people should accept this.
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                            varkey
                            May 22, 2015 at 12:50 pm
                            Its right,people complain abt RG or Sonia,Modi only speaks things what he learned to speak before talks and some added stuffs,he don't able to speak about economics,International issues, etc...so best way he doing is asking an educated and functional knowledge person to update Twitter,fb etc...so he escape from media firings. Questions and improve his image that he knows everything.
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                              Indian
                              May 22, 2015 at 6:46 pm
                              Not clear why do we have an external affairs ministry. It should be abolished.
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                                venkatesh
                                May 22, 2015 at 2:28 pm
                                First try to understand and then speak. He has been CM for 14 years before he became PM. First thing is stop being rhetoric. He has seen enough of villages while he was CM. He does not go on sabbatical as your great leader goes (what for is not known and is obvious knowing his adventures and abuses).
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                                  Devisahai Meena
                                  May 21, 2015 at 9:03 pm
                                  No doubt , its called journalism of courage ..... Maintaining t h e RNG era.
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                                    narayan
                                    May 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm
                                    NAMO foreign visit focused on our nation's development program. Responsible media should not report negatively.
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                                      narayan
                                      May 22, 2015 at 2:50 pm
                                      You are a living in a jungle raj.
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                                        M.C.RAVI
                                        Aug 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm
                                        We are not seened this type of primeminister he had a wheel in legs
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                                          Rahul
                                          May 21, 2015 at 11:24 pm
                                          He is doing right thing - It is important in today's economic and world situation that India is still rising, development is on prime agenda, India's PM image is clean and it is necessary to explain this to world leaders by personal visit and taking chance to give them new fresh image that reflect development hungerness of India.
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                                            Rajendran
                                            May 22, 2015 at 9:55 am
                                            How many press conference, AK has given after coming to power. The PM had not taken any journalists with him since he did not want to favor anyone. If he had taken some and left others, you would have cried, he had taken his favorite journalists. He has taken only DD crew with him as they are the govt. press body. It takes guts to deviate from the path everyone had taken the PM has got this much in him and that is what has taken him to this height! Definitely he does not need your sermons!
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