Narendra modi recent visits
Recently, Prime Minister of India visited Victoria, Seychelles on March 10-11, 2015, Port Louis, Mauritius on March 11-13, 2015 and Colombo, Jafna, Sri Lanka on March 13-14, 2015. As part of Modi’s Indian Ocean outreach, he hold talks with President James Alexis Michel to strengthen maritime ties and enhance bilateral development cooperation between Seychelles and India. On his visit to Mauritius, he was the Chief Guest at the Mauritian National Day on 12 March. Earlier Modi was scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in January 2015 but following the inauguration of the new President Maithripala Sirisena, who will in turn pay a visit to New Delhi in February, Modi made his reciprocal visit to the island country in March 2015. During this trip Modi also visited to Colombo and Jafna in the Tamil-dominated Northern Province.
Sri Lanka is the final stop of his three-nation tour of Indian Ocean island nations that took him to Seychelles and Mauritius. He hold talks with his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickramasinghe. The prime minister’s visit to Lanka is considered to be an opportunity to further strengthen all aspects of the bilateral relationship. His trip to Lanka is also the first standalone prime ministerial visit to the island nation since 1987 when Rajiv Gandhi visited there. PM Modi addressed the Sri Lankan Parliament during his visit. He was the first Indian Prime Minister and only the second foreign leader after British Premier David Cameron to visit Jaffna in the war-ravaged Northern province, where he hand over homes built with the help of Indian assistance. Some 20,000 such homes were built in Jaffna described by India as “a flagship cooperation project currently in Sri Lanka”. He is also meet leaders of the Tamil National Alliance and other political parties.
The foreign policy of Narendra Modi concerns the policy initiatives made towards other states by the current Modi government after he assumed office as Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014. The Ministry of External Affairs, headed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (the first woman to hold the office since Indira Gandhi), is responsible for carrying out the foreign policy of India. Modi’s foreign policy is currently focused on improving relations with neighbouring countries in South Asia, engaging the extended neighbourhood in Southeast Asia and the major global powers. In pursuit of this, he has made official visits to Bhutan, Nepal and Japan within the first 100 days of his government, followed by the United States, Myanmar, Australia, and Fiji. Swaraj has also made official visits to Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thimpu, Bhutan, Kathmandu, Nepal, Naypidaw, Myanmar, Singapore, Hanoi, Vietnam, Manama, Bahrain, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, New York and Washington, D.C. in the United States, London, United Kingdom, Port Louis, Mauritias, Male, Maldives, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Seoul, South Korea, Beijing, China, Muscat, Oman and Colombo, Sri Lanka. Modi is planning to visit different countries Germany, Canada, China, Russia, Singapore and Turkey.