PM Modi returns to India after 5-nation tour


Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home on Friday after a five-nation whirlwind tour.

He visited Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, USA and Mexico.

During his trip abroad one of the highlights was meeting with the US President Barack Obama and address to US Congress in Washington

PTI reported that Modi arrived in India early Friday morning from Mexico which was the last stoppage of his trip

Before leaving for home, Modi had tweeted, “Thank you Mexico. A new era in India-Mexico ties has begun and this relationship is going to benefit our people and the entire world.”

“Five days, five countries! After a productive visit to Mexico, the last leg of his journey, PM departs for Delhi,” External Affairs Minister Vikas Swarup had tweeted

Besides addressing a joint sitting of the US Congress, Modi received the backing of two key Nuclear Suppliers Group members – Switzerland and Mexico – for its bid to secure the membership of the 48-nation bloc

He also held wide-ranging talks with President Obama at the White House following which the US recognised India as a “major defence partner”.