Heart of Asia Summit: Narendra Modi, Ashraf Ghani visit Golden Temple ahead of conference

On the sidelines of the 6th Heart of Asia Summit, going on in Amritsar, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani paid their respects at the Golden temple

FP Staff December 04, 2016 16:10:07 IST
On the sidelines of the 6th Heart of Asia Summit, going on in Amritsar, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani paid their respects at the Golden temple on 3 December, 2016. It was Prime Minister Modi's first visit to the shrine. AFP 
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On the sidelines of the 6th Heart of Asia Summit, going on in Amritsar, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani paid their respects at the Golden temple on 3 December, 2016. It was Prime Minister Modi's first visit to the shrine. AFP 
Official sources said Modi, donning a woollen cap, spent more than 40 minutes in the Golden Temple, which is spread over 15 acres. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) provided a volunteer force inside the shrine during the VVIP visit while security officials in plain-clothes were accompanying the high-security VIP visitors.. AFP
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Official sources said Modi, donning a woollen cap, spent more than 40 minutes in the Golden Temple, which is spread over 15 acres. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) provided a volunteer force inside the shrine during the VVIP visit while security officials in plain-clothes were accompanying the high-security VIP visitors.. AFP
The delegates visiting the holy city in Punjab, also visited the Jallianwala Bagh. Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai (L) and Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar (2R) paid tribute at Jallianwala Bagh, the site of the infamous massacre of 1919 . AFP
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The delegates visiting the holy city in Punjab, also visited the Jallianwala Bagh. Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai (L) and Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar (2R) paid tribute at Jallianwala Bagh, the site of the infamous massacre of 1919 . AFP
Narendra Modi also distributed food to devotees at the Golden Temple, thus becoming the first Prime Minister to serve the community kitchen, or langar, at the holiest of Sikh shrines in this Punjab city. AFP
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Narendra Modi also distributed food to devotees at the Golden Temple, thus becoming the first Prime Minister to serve the community kitchen, or langar, at the holiest of Sikh shrines in this Punjab city. AFP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays respects at the Golden temple in Amritsar on December 3, 2016.<br />Modi visited the city to participate in the 6th Heart of Asia (HoA) Ministerial Conference. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays respects at the Golden temple in Amritsar on December 3, 2016.<br />Modi visited the city to participate in the 6th Heart of Asia (HoA) Ministerial Conference. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU
The two-day annual conference, aimed at helping Afghanistan's transition, began in Amritsar amid soaring tensions between India and Pakistan with speculation rife on whether the two countries will have a bilateral engagement on the sidelines of the conclave. The conference is being attended by the delegates of 40 nations. AFP
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The two-day annual conference, aimed at helping Afghanistan's transition, began in Amritsar amid soaring tensions between India and Pakistan with speculation rife on whether the two countries will have a bilateral engagement on the sidelines of the conclave. The conference is being attended by the delegates of 40 nations. AFP