After UP poll, PM Modi’s next big visit is to Israel

The Uttar Pradesh polls have kept Prime Minister Narendra Modi so busy that he has not embarked on a foreign tour since November 2016. 

Published: 05th March 2017 01:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2017 05:30 AM   |  A+A-

PM Modi. | PTI File Photo

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Uttar Pradesh polls have kept Prime Minister Narendra Modi so busy that he has not embarked on a foreign tour since November 2016.  His first travel abroad this year is expected in June, to Moscow.

This huge gap is at odds with his initial whirlwind trips across the globe.

After that his next big trip will be to Israel. He will be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the country bringing India’s stand on the controversial Israel-Palestine issue to the fore.

In 2016, Modi visited 18 countries—more than one every month. In 2015, the figure was 27, amounting to more than twice a month.

After assuming power in June 2014, he travelled 10 times abroad; more than once in six months—a  total of 55 foreign visits since he took over.

Modi will be attending the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia in June this year.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Asian Games 2018