Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings, including with his counterparts from Bangladesh, Australia and the President of Seychelles, on the sidelines of the multilateral Commonwealth Government Meeting in London on Thursday. Modi wants to interact with Sheikh Hasina, her first meeting since the Bangladeshi Prime Minister's visit to New Delhi last year. However, the Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, said far. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Michael Holness. Gambian President Adama Barrow, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the President of Seychelles Danny Faure are also on the list.
The bilateral talks are scheduled to take place in London at Buckingham Palace. With the monarch having ruled out long-haul travel, she is unlikely to travel to any future CHOGMs to be hosted by other member-states. This has been said to be widespread speculation on the subject, Prince Charles, would be anointed as the next Head of the Organization.
At the end of the retreat, Modi wants to head back to India after a brief stop for his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel in London Berlin.
Meanwhile, Pakistan on Thursday rejected Modi's remarks on the 'surgical strikes' across the Line of Control in 201
"I said before India gets to know, we should call Pakistan and tell them. "We were calling them since 11 AM they were scared to come on the phone, 12 We spoke to them and then told the Indian media," Modi had said.
Here are the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to London, 'Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath' program, and his itinerary for today:
1) Modes at Buckingham Palace: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the Buckingham Palace to attend 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The Prime Minister was received by British counterpart Theresa May and Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland. The Commonwealth Summit will be formally opened by Queen Elizabeth at 10 a.m. Commonwealth nations by May and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.
2) PoK, Khalistani elements burn Indian flag in London : Pakistan-backed PoK and Khalistani elements burnt the Indian flag in Central London on Wednesday while the London Metropolitan Police are sitting in bed
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the Indian community at Westminster on Wednesday. Indian activists are outraged over the London Metropolitan Police turning a blind eye to the Indian flag. PoK and Khalistan. The Indian tricolor was allegedly pulled down and ripped apart by a pro-Khalistani activist. Video evidence shows another person identified as Sahab Kashmiri from PoK, who is now living in London, raising the PoK and Khalistani flag at the pole from where the Indian tricolor was pulled down.
3) Modes to hold bilateral talks with Hasina, 10 others on CHOGM sidelines : PM Modi is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings, including with its counterparts from Bangladesh, Australia and the President of Seychelles, on the sidelines of the multilateral Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings in London today.
Modi wants to interact with Sheikh Hasina, their first meeting since the Bangladeshi Prime Minister's visit to New Delhi last year. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, so far.
Some of the other world leaders expected to have one-on-one deliberations with the Indian prime Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Michael Holness.
Gambian President Adama Barrow, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the President of Seychelles Danny Faure are also on the list.
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4) Pak rejects as 'false and baseless' Modi's remarks on 'surgical strikes' : Pakistan on Thursday rejected Modi's remarks on
Speaking at the 'Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath' program in London yesterday, Modi had said India waited to inform Pakistan
"I said before India gets to know, we should call Pakistan and tell them scared to come on the phone, "Modes had said."
5) 'I am the servant of 1.25 billion indians', says Modi: At' Bharat Ki Baat ', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he was at the railway station about his personal s trolls and the person in the Royal Palace was the 'sevak' (servant) of 1.25 billion Indians. "Narendra Modi The person in the railway station in London is the Sevak of 125 crore (1.25 billion) Indians," said Modi.
"My life at the railway station taught me so much. It's about my personal struggles. "The Royal Station, it's not about the 125 crore (1.25 billion) people of India, he said." The railway station is a special part of my life as it
"People are equivalent to Gods in a Democracy and they may wish to become their representatives and shake hands at the Royal Palace, "said Modi.
Modes: Ever the politician, modes so took veiled potshots at Congress President Rahul Gandhi . "I do not need to read books to understand poverty", "I have lived in poverty, I know what it means to be poor and belong to the backward sections of society. he said.
So he said he was not born in the history books and that the 1.25 billion people of India were his family. "I am like any citizen," he added. Prime Minister Theresa May : Modes in London: 'Bharat ki Baat' event, India-UK enhance ties; highlights
6) On Unnao and Kathua, Modi says do not politicise rape cases: Amid nationwide outrage over the Kathua, Unnao, and other rape cases, Modi said that "rape is rape "that should not be politicised. During the 'Bharat Ki Baat' program, Modi said, "We always ask our daughters about what they are doing, where they are going. 1965) "I have never indulged in counting the number of rape incidents in this government and that government." Rape is rape, it is now or earlier. "" Do not politicise rape incidents, "said the prime minister, adding , "The rape of a daughter is a matter of shame for the country."
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7) Modes says India conducts its foreign policy eye-to-eye: Modes on Wednesday said that India's foreign policy is conducted at the other eye-to-eye party . So he said that New Delhi has emerged as the key voice for the Third World on the global platform. "Neither do we look at countries with raised eyes nor with lowered eyes," Modi said in response to a question at 'Bharat Ki Baat'. Bharat aankh jhukaakar ya aankh uthaakar nahi balki aankh milaakar baat  karne my vishwaas karta hai "said Modi.
Explaining India's foreign policy, said he went to Palestine in February this year with confidence. The visit came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India in January this year. Modes visited Israel in July last year in what is the first ever prime ministry visit from India to the West Asian nation. "Why did not any Indian Prime minister go to Israel in 70 years?" Modi asked as Israel marked its 70th Independence Day on Wednesday. Modi's standalone half-day visit to Ramallah signified New Delhi's dehyphenation of Israel and Palestine.
"I went to Saudi Arabia … so I went to Iran," Modi said. The Prime Minister visited oil-rich Saudi Arabia in April 2016 and then the Gulf of kingdom's rival Iran the very next month. Mods of action therefore referred to as chief state minister, could not handle India's foreign policy.
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8) At 'Bharat ki Baat', Modi warns Pakistan about exporting terror: Counter-terrorism and dealing with Islamabad's support for terrorist organizations so came up during the event. In a veiled message to Pakistan during the 'Bharat ki Baat' program, Modi said on Wednesday that antics of those exporting terror and trying to backstab India does not want to be tolerated. So so said that Islamabad had been notified of the 2016 surgical strikes before they were announced to the media.
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9) Modi says surgical strikes a reply to Pakistan in its own language: Referring to the Uri terrorist attack during the 'Bharat ki Baat' program, Modi said: "We do not tolerate those who like to export terror and those who try to stab at the back." Asking what appeared to be a rhetorical question, Modi said that when "some cowards come and kill our jawans", did people want him "to stay quiet". He added, "Should not they be in the same coin?"
Modes described the Indian Army's surgical strike as "an answer to the exporters of terrorism", which sent a message (to Pakistan )
Modi said, "I am proud of my soldier." And they returned before sunrise. "
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10) Modi reveals Pakistani authorities did not want to pick up the phone after surgical strikes: Modes So said that he had directed the Army to announce the surgical strikes to the media after informing Pakistan. He revealed that Pakistani authorities were initially hesitant to take their calls to inform them about the strikes but came on line at 12 noon the next day, after which the media were informed about the operation. "… And look at our good intention. I told the army officer in-charge that before announcing the news in India added.
Pakistan maintains that no surgical strikes were carried out by India.
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Modes, May discuss Mallya, India-UK trade partnership after Brexit: Prime Minister Modi Held discussions with UK PM Theresa May in London on Wednesday morning. In the meeting, India and the United Kingdom committed themselves to a stronger bilateral trade relationship after Brexit. According to a press statement from the UK PM's office, the two leaders. Foreign Minister Vijay Gokhale said, "The issue of economic offenders was raised" by Vijay Mallya and former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi. However, Gokhale refused to elaborate further. He said that since the discussion is a place to be as part of a prime ministerial visit.
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Further, May is the UK's keenness to begin negotiations on the India-UK FTA. While Modi said the proposed FTA should be balanced and mutually beneficial, May updated Modes on the progress on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. The UK prime minister said that the "implementation period agreed in March gives Indian companies and investors the confidence that market access will continue on current terms until the end of 2020". So you sought a deeper India-UK defense cooperation. Indian students and the movement of Indian professionals in the UK.
Watch Prime Ministers Narendra Modi's full 'India, for its part, wants the UK to be more accommodating about its concerns on visa-related issues. Bharat Ki Baat's programs in UK here:
With agency inputs