UK High Minister Boris Johnson, on a two-day consult with to India, thanked High Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for the grand welcome an afternoon in the past within the latter’s house state of Gujarat.
“I thank PM Narendra Modi and the folks of India for the grand welcome. I felt like Sachin Tendulkar upon my arrival and in addition like Amitabh Bachchan once I noticed hoardings in all places,” he mentioned, addressing PM Modi as his “khaas dost” (particular good friend).
Mr Johnson spent his first day in India in Gujarat with dancers and large billboards lining his paths from the airport and again.
On Friday, he held in-depth talks on the United Kingdom and India’s strategic defence, diplomatic and financial partnership, aimed toward bolstering shut partnership and stepping up safety cooperation within the Indo-Pacific.
“They (Other people of Gujarat) placed on an improbable welcome for us. It was once completely unusual. I’ve by no means observed the sort of completely happy reception,” the British PM mentioned this morning.
“I’d have now not gotten the similar reception anyplace else on the planet. It was once superb to look your (PM Modi’s) house state for the primary time,” Mr Johnson mentioned.
The British PM previous as of late laid a wreath at Raj Ghat and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar gained Mr Johnson on the airport right here past due Thursday.