Odisha News Insight

Modi becomes 1st Indian PM in 42 Years to visit Canada

imagePrime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Canadian capital Ottawa after he completed his France and Germany tour, he was received by Indian high Commissioner to Canada Vishnu Prakash. This is a first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister in 42 years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet Canadian Governor General David Johnston. Modi will also meet his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper over a working lunch. Modi will also reach out to the Indian diaspora in Toronto and Vancouver.

Earlier, Modi while leaving Berlin has said “I leave Germany with great satisfaction… this visit will strengthen the India-Germany ties,” the prime minister said before boarding Air India One. He is scheduled to land in the Canadian capital Ottawa on Tuesday evening (local time).

Indira Gandhi was the last Indian PM to visit Canada in 1973 when Pierre Trudeau was Canada’s Prime Minister. (IANS)

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