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PM Modi pays homage to late Indian-American astronaut Kalpana Chawla

Mr. Modi also had a brief interaction with the husband and family members of Chawla, senior officials from NASA.

Published: 07th June 2016 03:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2016 03:47 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday began his three-day US visit by laying a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldiers and paying homage to Indian-American astronaut late Kalpana Chawla at Arlington National Cemetery here.

“Honouring sacrifice, saluting valour. Formal engagements begin with a solemn ceremony,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

“In homage to heroism and indomitable courage,” Swarup said in another tweet.


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