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Putin gifts Modi 18th century sword and Bapu's handwritten notes

By Manash Pratim Bhuyan
Last updated on: December 24, 2015 13:57 IST
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has gifted Prime Minister Narendra an 18th century sword from Bengal and a page from Mahatma Gandhi’s diary containing his handwritten notes.

The gifts were given to Modi by the Russian President when they met in Kremlin in Moscow.

“President Putin gifted me a page from Gandhiji’s diary containing Bapu’s handwritten notes. President Putin also gifted an 18th century sword from Bengal, featuring intricate silver artwork. I thank him for the gifts,” the prime minister tweeted. 

The 18th century sword from Bengal belonged to the Najafi Dynasty.

Putin hosted Modi for a tete-e-tete at the Kremlin followed by a private dinner during which both leaders touched upon issues of mutual interests for both countries.

The prime minister arrived for a two-day visit on Wednesday, his first bilateral trip after assuming the top office.

Modi and Putin will hold 16th India-Russia annual summit talks on Thursday at the Kremlin following which the two sides are expected to sign a number of pacts to expand cooperation in a number of key areas including defence, nuclear energy, hydrocarbons and trade.

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