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ASEAN goof-up: Modi meets Abe, in front of an upside down Tricolour

The Indian flag was seen hoisted upside down with Prime Minister Modi exchanging greetings with his Japanese counterpart right in front of it.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 21, 2015 12:54:05 pm
Image: ANI Image: ANI

On day one of the ASEAN summit, a goof-up by the organisers saw the Indian tri-colour being hoisted upside down.

The flag, hoisted on a stand alongside that of Japan, was in the background of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s customary handshake at the Summit.

The Ministry of External Affairs is yet to react to the incident.

Prime Minister Modi is on a three-day visit to Malaysia where he will address two summit gatherings as well as a meeting with the Indian diaspora on Sunday.


However, a photo released by the PIB showed the flag in right.

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