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In pics: The Obamas at the Rashtrapati Bhawan

The US president Barack Obama raised a toast to the partnership and friendship with India at the state dinner hosted in his honour by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Sunday evening. He praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's work ethics and on a lighter note said that he wanted a 'Modi Kurta' for himself, referring to Modi's wearing of the kurtas.The Presidential banquet was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and several other top leaders and dignitaries. Here are some photos of the evening at the Presidential Palace.

india Updated: Jan 26, 2015 20:24 IST
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The US president Barack Obama raised a toast to the partnership and friendship with India at the state dinner hosted in his honour by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Sunday evening.

He praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's work ethics and on a lighter note said that he wanted a 'Modi Kurta' for himself, referring to Modi's wearing of the kurtas.

The Presidential banquet was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and several other top leaders and dignitaries. Here are some photos of the evening at the Presidential Palace.

The illuminated Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace, is seen before President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and President Pranab Mukherjee participate in a State Dinner, in New Delhi. (AP photo)
US President Barack Obama raises a toast at the state dinner hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (AP photo)
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and President Pranab Mukherjee stand during the US National Anthem before a receiving line at the state dinner at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. (AP photo)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet former prime minister Manmoham Singh during a receiving line prior to a state dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (AFP photo)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi share a toast with US President Barack Obama's wife First Lady Michelle Obama during a banquet hosted by the President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (PTI photo)
President Pranab Mukherjee stands alongside US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they greet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a receiving line prior to a state dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (AFP photo)
US President Barack Obama takes off a shawl given to him by Member of Parliament Rayapati Sambisiva Rao as Obama participates in a receiving line before a state dinner at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Reuters)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi share a toast during a banquet hosted by the President in honor of US President Barack Obama (unseen) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (PTI photo)
Guests attend the state dinner in honor of US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (AFP photo)