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Turkish President Recep Erdogan to land in India today

News Agencies | Updated on: 30 April 2017, 9:18 IST
Turkish President Recep Erdogan to land in India today (ANI)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan will arrive in New Delhi on Sunday on a two-day visit to India.

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has directed security agencies to ensure that he be provided the highest security cover in the wake of threats from ISIS. The IB has even demanded that his aircraft be guarded at all times during his stay in the capital.

A special request to allow officers deployed for his personal security to carry weapons has also been placed. He will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Vice-President Hamid Ansari.

After a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday, the President Erdogan will also lay Wreath at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, MEA sources said here.

Among his official engagement include a call on by Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. He will also attend a Business Event and interact with industry captains.

During his stay, there will be also a Conferment of the Honorary Degree on President Erdogan by the Jamia Milia Islamia University.

Erdogan had visited India in 2008 when he was prime minister. After eleven years as Prime Minister, he was elected President in 2014. This will be his first visit to India as President.


First published: 30 April 2017, 9:18 IST