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Indian government thanks New York authorities for returning over 150 antiquities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought back 157 artefacts and antiquities, which were handed over to India by the US during his visit.

Published: 27th September 2021 10:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2021 10:50 AM   |  A+A-

PM Narendra Modi with the artefacts and antiquities he brought back to India from New York

PM Narendra Modi with the artefacts and antiquities he brought back to India from New York. (Photo| Twitter)

By PTI

NEW YORK: The Indian government has thanked the New York District Attorney office for its "excellent support" in returning over 150 antiquities to the country and appreciated its role to enhance the Indo-US people-to-people links and cultural understanding through restitution of the precious artefacts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought back 157 artefacts and antiquities, which were handed over to India by the US during his visit, with both he and President Joe Biden expressing commitment to strengthening efforts to combat theft, illicit trade and trafficking of cultural objects.

An official statement said on Saturday that while nearly half of the artefacts (71) are cultural, the other half consists of figurines related to Hinduism (60), Buddhism (16) and Jainism (9). Modi conveyed his deep appreciation for the repatriation of antiquities to India by the United States.

"@IndiainNewYork deeply appreciates the role played by the Office of District Attorney of New York @ManhattanDA to enhance India-US people-to-people links & cultural understanding through restitution of #antiquities," the Consulate General of India tweeted on Sunday.



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