Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for a metro ride in Delhi. Australian PM, Malcolm Turnbull, who is on a tour to India, travelled in the Delhi metro with PM Modi to Akshardham Temple, where both the national leaders were seen offering prayers and speaking inside the temple. Certain pictures also showed the leaders sitting on the stairs, somewhere inside the temple premises. Both the Prime Ministers, this morning reached the Mandi House metro station where they were et with loud cheers from the crowd. The crowd, which instantly recognised Prime Minister Modi and welcomes him with chants of ‘Modi Modi’ as he boarded the train. The Prime Ministers were also seen taking selfies inside the metro. You can find the pictures of the same on Narendra Modi, Malcolm Turnbull’s day out
Earlier yesterday, both the PMs had hosted a joint press conference. PM Modi had praised Turnbull for his efforts which give both countries an opportunity to shape new priorities in strategic partnerships between India and Australia. PM Modi and Turnbull had then gone ahead and inaugurated a nano-biotech centre in Gurgaon where the Indian Prime Minister had stated that both the countries had taken major strides in strengthening their bilateral partnership in recent years.
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PM Narendra Modi had said that India’s focus remained on peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region and issues such as terrorism and cyber security were some things that went beyond national boundaries and had to be tackled with mutual cooperation.
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Meanwhile, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull congratulated PM Modi for India’s initiatives in global solar alliances stating that both the countries would be joining their forces. He further said that his government would work towards providing excellent opportunities for Indian students in Australia.