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Narendra Modi UAE visit highlights: PM says UAE to provide land for hospital for Indian labourers

Narendra Modi UAE visit highlights: PM says UAE to provide land for hospital for Indian labourers
Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM says UAE to provide land for hospital for Indian labourers
Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM says UAE to provide land for hospital for Indian labourers

Narendra Modi UAE visit highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi, the first Hindu temple in the United Arab Emirates. PM Modi also offered water in the virtual Ganga and Yamuna rivers in the temple premises and then proceeded to offer prayers inside the temple....Read More

The consecration ceremony of the BAPS Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi was held ahead of its inauguration by PM Modi. The priests conducted rituals before the inauguration.

Prime Minister Modi is in the UAE on a two-day visit, his seventh visit to the Emirates since 2015 and his third in the last eight months.

Key highlights of PM Modi's address after inauguration of BAPS Hindu Mandir

Talking about the first Hindu temple in UAE, PM Modi said "UAE has written a golden chapter in human history". He added "I hope this temple will become a symbol of world unity".

While addressing the 'Dedication Ceremony' of BAPS Hindu Mandir on Wednesday , PM Modi thanked UAE President and said "UAE President gave the biggest help in construction of BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi." He said UAE President has won the hearts of 140 crore Indians.

"India is working on 'One Earth One Health' mission," said PM Modi. He further said India's culture inspires us to strive for world's welfare.

"UAE has announced to provide land for construction of hospital for Indian labourers in the country" said PM Modi.

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Feb 14, 2024 10:42 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Narendra Modi leaves for Qatar

After inaugurating UAE's first Hindu temple, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Qatar where he will hold bilateral meeting with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Feb 14, 2024 9:31 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: UAE to provide land for construction of hospital for Indian labourers

"UAE has announced to provide land for construction of hospital for Indian labourers in the country" said PM Modi.

Feb 14, 2024 9:26 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi highlights multi-religion aspects of BAPS Hindu Mandir

PM Modi said "the temple has also included carvings of Egyptian hieroglyphs and Quran's stories". He said I saw as soon as you enter the temple you see the wall of harmony.

Feb 14, 2024 9:19 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi gives message of 'One Earth One Health'

"India is working on 'One Earth One Health' mission," says PM Modi. He said India's culture inspires us to strive for world's welfare.

Feb 14, 2024 9:08 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: 'This temple is a symbol of humanity's shared heritage,' says PM Modi

"This temple is not just a worship place, it's a symbol of humanity's shared heritage," says PM Modi. This temple is a reflection of the relations between India and UAE, he added.

Feb 14, 2024 9:03 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi says 'This temple has added a cultural chapter to UAE'

While addressing the 'Dedication Ceremony' of BAPS Hindu Mandir on Wednesday , PM Modi says "This temple has added a cultural chapter to UAE". He said he believes thousands of pilgrims would visit this temple.

Feb 14, 2024 9:00 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi says 'UAE President wanted this Mandir to look like a temple'

While addressing the 'Dedication Ceremony' of BAPS Hindu Mandir on Wednesday , PM Modi said that "UAE President wanted this Mandir must look like a temple after its construction'.

Feb 14, 2024 8:54 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi says 'UAE President gave the biggest help in temple's construction'

While addressing the 'Dedication Ceremony' of BAPS Hindu Mandir on Wednesday , PM Modi said "UAE President gave the biggest help in construction of BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi." He said UAE President has won the hearts of 140 crore Indians.

Feb 14, 2024 8:50 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi says ‘I hope this temple will become a symbol of world unity’.

While addressing the 'Dedication Ceremony' of BAPS Hindu Mandir on Wednesday , PM Modi said "I hope this temple will become a symbol of world unity".

Feb 14, 2024 8:47 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi says "UAE has written a golden chapter in human history"

While addressing the 'Dedication Ceremony' of BAPS Hindu Mandir on Wednesday , PM Modi said "Today UAE has written a golden chapter in human history".

Feb 14, 2024 8:42 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi starts speaking at the 'Dedication Ceremony' of BAPS Hindu Mandir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started speaking at the 'Dedication Ceremony' of BAPS Hindu Mandir. He inaugurated the temple on Wednesday by performing rituals in the presence of priests of the temple.

Feb 14, 2024 8:35 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: UAE's tolerance and coexistence minister addresses 'Dedication Ceremony' of BAPS Hindu Mandir

UAE's tolerance and coexistence minister is addressing the 'Dedication Ceremony' of BAPS Hindu Mandir. He welcomed PM Modi and thanked him for strengthening ties between India and UAE.

Feb 14, 2024 8:23 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Temple priest thanks PM Modi for help in construction of BAPS Hindu Mandir

Temple priest thanked PM Modi for help in construction of BAPS Hindu Mandir. He said, "PM Modi is not just leader of the macro world but also leader of the micro world."

Feb 14, 2024 8:14 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM meets UAE's tolerance and coexistence minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met UAE's minister of tolerance and coexistence of Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan the at BAPS Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, reports ANI.

Feb 14, 2024 8:07 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi meets artisans of the BAPS Hindu temple

After performing rituals at the BAPS Mandir in Abu Dhabi, PM Modi met the artisans of the temple.

Feb 14, 2024 7:50 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi carves ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ on stone slab

PM Modi carved “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” ( It means The World Is One Family) on a stone slab in the premises of the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi.

He also met volunteers and guests at the temple.

Feb 14, 2024 7:38 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi performs rituals at the temple

On Wednesday, PM Modi performed rituals at the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi.

Feb 14, 2024 7:34 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi takes a tour of the temple premises

After inaugurating the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi, PM Modi is taking a tour of the temple premises and offering prayers to various deities and idols installed there.

Feb 14, 2024 7:27 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Visuals of PM Modi offering prayers at the BAPS Hindu Mandir

Check out this video of PM Modi offering prayers at the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi. The first Hindu temple in UAE has been inaugurated by him.

Feb 14, 2024 7:13 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi offers flowers at the feet of the deity

PM Modi has offered flowers at the feet of the deity installed at the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi.

Feb 14, 2024 7:02 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi enters main entrance of the BAPS Hindu Mandir

Check out this video of PM Modi entering the main entrance of the BAPS Hindu Mandir. He is now participating in the rituals to mark the inauguration of the temple.

Feb 14, 2024 6:52 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi offers flower petals at the feet of Lord Swaminarayan

On Wednesday, PM Modi sought blessings by offering flower petals at the feet of Lord Swaminarayan in the premises of BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi.

Feb 14, 2024 6:48 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi watches audio-visual immersive video about the creation of BAPS Hindu Mandir

Having reached the premises of the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi, PM Modi is watching an audio-visual immersive video about the temple's creation.

Feb 14, 2024 6:37 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: First visuals of PM Modi from BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi

Check out this video of PM Modi from BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi.

Feb 14, 2024 6:21 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Dedication Assembly being held at BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi

Dedication Assembly is being held at BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi. It is the first Hindu temple in UAE and set to be inaugurated on Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2024 6:12 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Which Indian celebrities are attending the Hindu temple inauguration event?

Indian singers Sonu Nigam and Shankar Mahadevan, actor Akshay Kumar have reached the premises of the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi. The temple will be inaugurated on Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2024 6:03 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Check out this visual of the BAPS Hindu temple

Here is a glimpse into the amazing architecture of the BAPS Hindu temple to be inaugurated by PM Modi on Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2024 5:36 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: 'Day of gratitude for everyone,' says BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir saint

Ahead of the inauguration of the first Hindu temple in UAE on Wednesday, BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir saint Swami Brahmaviharidas told news agency ANI, "The temple has been built for everyone, this is because of God's grace and everyone's cooperation and with the generosity of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the recognition of our Prime Minister, and the blessings of great saints and everyone's cooperation. It is a moment of celebration and a day of gratitude for everyone..."

Feb 14, 2024 5:20 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Akshay Kumar arrives at the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi

Indian actor Akshay Kumar has reached the premises of the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi. The first Hindu temple in UAE will be inaugurated by PM Modi on Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2024 4:58 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Indian singer Shankar Mahadevan calls Hindu temple inauguration "an extremely happy moment for India"

"This is an extremely happy moment for India and all Indians all over the world. This is a historic moment in our lives where we are going to witness a Mandir which is so magnificent and spiritual coming on a land like Abu Dhabi. Only our PM Narendra Modi can execute this...," Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Feb 14, 2024 4:07 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: People from several Indian states set to witness inauguration of Hindu temple

People from several Indian states are set to witness inauguration of BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The first Hindu temple in UAE will be inaugurated by PM Modi. Several high profile dignitaries will also be present during the auspicious event.

Feb 14, 2024 3:46 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Crowd gathers at BAPS Mandir in Abu Dhabi

People are arriving in huge numbers at the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Mandir in Abu Dhabi, reports ANI. The temple, which will be inaugurated by PM Modi today, is the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.

Feb 14, 2024 3:39 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 'Bharat Mart' in Dubai

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 'Bharat Mart', a warehousing facility, in Dubai.

Later in the day, PM Modi will inaugurate UAE's first Hindu temple.

Feb 14, 2024 3:28 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: 'Dubai is emerging as an epicentre of global economy, commerce and technology,' says PM Modi

While addressing the World Government Summit in Dubai, PM Modi said, "The way Dubai is emerging as an epicentre of global economy, commerce and technology, it represents a splendid example before the globe."

Feb 14, 2024 3:17 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: ‘Minimum government, maximum governance' is my biggest principle, says PM

“...I believe that it is the job of the government to ensure that government interference in people's lives is minimal...My biggest principle has been ‘Minimum government, maximum governance’,” the prime minister said while addressing the World Government Summit in Dubai.

“I have always emphasised creating an environment in which sense of enterprise and energy in the citizens grows...,” he added

Feb 14, 2024 3:00 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: ‘World today needs governments which are inclusive,’ says PM Modi

“World today needs governments which are inclusive, take everyone along, are clean and free from corruption,” Modi said while addressing the World Government Summit in Dubai.

Feb 14, 2024 1:49 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE Visit LIVE: PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with President of Madagascar in Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a bilateral meeting with President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina in Abu Dhabi.

Feb 14, 2024 1:03 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE Visit LIVE: India, UAE sign investment treaty to promote further capital flows between two partners

An investment treaty was signed between India and UAE following a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UAE President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan held on Tuesday.

India has signed both a Bilateral Investment Treaty and a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with UAE, which are going to be a key enabler for further promoting investments in both countries.

Explaining the bilateral investment treaty, India's foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra said it aims to promote further capital flows between the two economies.

ANI

Feb 14, 2024 11:36 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE Visit LIVE: First Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi built using ancient architectural methods, scientific techniques

Narendra Modi BAPS Mandir LIVE: The inaugural ceremony of the first Hindu stone temple in Abu Dhabi, scheduled for Wednesday and to be officiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, showcases a blend of ancient architectural techniques and modern scientific methods.

Constructed by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha on a 27-acre plot in Abu Mreikhah, near Al Rahba off the Dubai-Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Highway, the BAPS Hindu Mandir embodies traditional construction methods outlined in Hindu scriptures such as the Shilpa and Sthapathya Shastras. Notably, the temple has integrated over 300 advanced sensors to monitor seismic activity and temperature fluctuations, ANI reported.

Remarkably, the temple's construction eschews the use of metal, employing instead fly ash to fortify its foundation. The project, estimated to cost approximately 700 crore, signifies a harmonious fusion of ancient wisdom and contemporary engineering.

Feb 14, 2024 10:59 AM IST

Modi UAE visit LIVE: Discussions between India, UAE involved Israel-Palestine conflict

On the 'Ahlan Modi' event held yesterday, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said, "In the evening, The Prime Minister addressed the Indian community at the 'Ahlan Modi' event hosted at the Zayed Sports Stadium. More than 40,000 people attended this event, and in his address, the Prime Minister thanked the UAE President for his commitment to bilateral ties, for his support to the Indian community, and for the granting of land for building the BAPS Temple, whose inauguration we will be witnessing later this afternoon."

He added, “The developments in this region, have been a very important element of discussions between the two leaders (PM Modi and President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan), not just yesterday, but even in their previous meetings. This is a region which is an important source of wider energy security all across the world, including for India. There are important stakes involved whenever any disturbance takes place. So, yes, the discussions did feature the Israel-Palestine and the situation in the Red Sea did focus on the discussions between the two leaders.”

Feb 14, 2024 10:15 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: 10 MOU agreements signed between India, UAE

Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra speaking on PM Modi's visit to UAE, said, "The Prime Minister arrived in Abu Dhabi yesterday in the afternoon on what is his 7th visit to this country. He was received by the President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and also accorded a ceremonial welcome at the airport. The leaders held detailed delegation level and one-to-one talks which covered the entire gamut of bilateral engagement between India and the UAE as well as the significant developments, regionally and globally. They also witnessed a transaction made using the Jeevan card and the Prime Minister congratulated the President with regard to the launch of UAE's domestic Jeevan card, which is another significant step in financial sector cooperation between India and the UAE...There were 10 MoU agreements that were signed."

Feb 14, 2024 10:12 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra speaks on India-Middle East Economic Corridor

Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said in Abu Dhabi, "...The India-Middle East Economic Corridor (IMEC) was launched during the G 20 summit meeting in New Delhi. This agreement builds collaboration and also looks at specific things that the parties would do to promote cooperation in this space. The main areas under this particular agreement covered are - One, relating to cooperation on logistics platforms, which is a crucial element of furthering the objectives of this particular corridor. Two, provision of supply chain services. Supply chain services are not just limited to one or two things, but cover all types of general cargo, bulk containers and liquid bulk. One of the aims of this is to see how quickly the IMEC, which was launched, gets operated and benefits the core objective of stronger, deeper, more extensive regional connectivity between the parties involved."

Feb 14, 2024 9:18 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE | Watch: Consecration ceremony of BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi underway

The consecration ceremony of the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi is currently underway, preceding its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today.

Feb 14, 2024 9:15 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi's UAE visit schedule for today

PM Modi's UAE visit schedule for today (in local time):

11:00am: Bilateral Meeting with UAE President

11:40am: Bilateral Meeting with UAE Vice-President

12:10pm: Virtual launch of Bharat Mart

12:20pm: PM Modi’s address at World Governments Summit 2024

16:30pm: Visit to BAPS Hindu Mandir, Abu Dhabi

Feb 14, 2024 8:13 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: India, UAE sign pact on trans-continental trade corridor

On Tuesday, India and the United Arab Emirates finalized an agreement concerning a trade corridor intended to link Europe with India via regions in the Middle East using both sea and rail routes.

This initiative, supported by the U.S. and the European Union, was announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Gulf state. While the Indian foreign ministry released a statement regarding the framework agreement, specific details of the agreement were not disclosed to the public.

Feb 14, 2024 7:43 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: What PM Modi said in Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked on Tuesday that India is gaining recognition for its large-scale infrastructure projects and the success of Digital India, positioning the country as a global friend ('Vishwa Bandhu'). Speaking at the 'Ahlan Modi' Indian diaspora event at Zayed Sports Stadium in Abu Dhabi, he also mentioned the upcoming inauguration of the BAPS Hindu Mandir in the city.

"In 2015, when I presented to him (Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed) the proposal to build a temple in Abu Dhabi on behalf of all of you, he immediately said yes to it...now the time has come to inaugurate this grand (BAPS) temple," he said.

Feb 14, 2024 7:04 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Burj Khalifa lights up to welcome PM Modi as Guest of Honor at World Government Summit in Dubai

Before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the World Government Summit, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai illuminated with the message 'Guest of Honor - Republic of India.'

Dubai's Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum warmly welcomed PM Modi, highlighting the robust relations between India and the UAE as an exemplary model for global collaboration. Invited by UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, PM Modi will partake in the 2024 World Government Summit in Dubai as a Guest of Honour, delivering a keynote address at the event, ANI reported.

Feb 14, 2024 6:47 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: When was land allocated for construction of Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi?

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: During PM Modi’s two-day visit to the Gulf nation in 2015, the UAE allocated land to construct a temple in Abu Dhabi, according to a Live Mint report. This visit was diplomatically significant, marking the first time an Indian Prime Minister had visited the strategically vital Gulf nation in 34 years since Indira Gandhi's tenure.

Modi expressed gratitude on behalf of 125 crore Indians to the UAE leadership for their decision, considering it a "landmark" development, the Live Mint report further said.

Feb 14, 2024 6:06 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM to inaugurate UAE's first Hindu temple

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate Abu Dhabi's historic BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir on Wednesday, a milestone for the city's Hindu community. Public access to the temple will commence on March 1.

The inauguration of the BAPS temple holds significant importance in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Feb 14, 2024 6:12 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Which Indian celebrities are attending the Hindu temple inauguration event?

Indian singers Sonu Nigam and Shankar Mahadevan, actor Akshay Kumar have reached the premises of the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi. The temple will be inaugurated on Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2024 6:03 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Check out this visual of the BAPS Hindu temple

Here is a glimpse into the amazing architecture of the BAPS Hindu temple to be inaugurated by PM Modi on Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2024 5:36 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: 'Day of gratitude for everyone,' says BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir saint

Ahead of the inauguration of the first Hindu temple in UAE on Wednesday, BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir saint Swami Brahmaviharidas told news agency ANI, "The temple has been built for everyone, this is because of God's grace and everyone's cooperation and with the generosity of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the recognition of our Prime Minister, and the blessings of great saints and everyone's cooperation. It is a moment of celebration and a day of gratitude for everyone..."

Feb 14, 2024 5:20 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Akshay Kumar arrives at the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi

Indian actor Akshay Kumar has reached the premises of the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi. The first Hindu temple in UAE will be inaugurated by PM Modi on Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2024 4:58 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Indian singer Shankar Mahadevan calls Hindu temple inauguration "an extremely happy moment for India"

"This is an extremely happy moment for India and all Indians all over the world. This is a historic moment in our lives where we are going to witness a Mandir which is so magnificent and spiritual coming on a land like Abu Dhabi. Only our PM Narendra Modi can execute this...," Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Feb 14, 2024 4:07 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: People from several Indian states set to witness inauguration of Hindu temple

People from several Indian states are set to witness inauguration of BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The first Hindu temple in UAE will be inaugurated by PM Modi. Several high profile dignitaries will also be present during the auspicious event.

Feb 14, 2024 3:46 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Crowd gathers at BAPS Mandir in Abu Dhabi

People are arriving in huge numbers at the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Mandir in Abu Dhabi, reports ANI. The temple, which will be inaugurated by PM Modi today, is the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.

Feb 14, 2024 3:39 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 'Bharat Mart' in Dubai

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 'Bharat Mart', a warehousing facility, in Dubai.

Later in the day, PM Modi will inaugurate UAE's first Hindu temple.

Feb 14, 2024 3:28 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: 'Dubai is emerging as an epicentre of global economy, commerce and technology,' says PM Modi

While addressing the World Government Summit in Dubai, PM Modi said, "The way Dubai is emerging as an epicentre of global economy, commerce and technology, it represents a splendid example before the globe."

Feb 14, 2024 3:17 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: ‘Minimum government, maximum governance' is my biggest principle, says PM

“...I believe that it is the job of the government to ensure that government interference in people's lives is minimal...My biggest principle has been ‘Minimum government, maximum governance’,” the prime minister said while addressing the World Government Summit in Dubai.

“I have always emphasised creating an environment in which sense of enterprise and energy in the citizens grows...,” he added

Feb 14, 2024 3:00 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: ‘World today needs governments which are inclusive,’ says PM Modi

“World today needs governments which are inclusive, take everyone along, are clean and free from corruption,” Modi said while addressing the World Government Summit in Dubai.

Feb 14, 2024 1:49 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE Visit LIVE: PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with President of Madagascar in Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a bilateral meeting with President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina in Abu Dhabi.

Feb 14, 2024 1:03 PM IST

Narendra Modi UAE Visit LIVE: India, UAE sign investment treaty to promote further capital flows between two partners

An investment treaty was signed between India and UAE following a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UAE President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan held on Tuesday.

India has signed both a Bilateral Investment Treaty and a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with UAE, which are going to be a key enabler for further promoting investments in both countries.

Explaining the bilateral investment treaty, India's foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra said it aims to promote further capital flows between the two economies.

ANI

Feb 14, 2024 11:36 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE Visit LIVE: First Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi built using ancient architectural methods, scientific techniques

Narendra Modi BAPS Mandir LIVE: The inaugural ceremony of the first Hindu stone temple in Abu Dhabi, scheduled for Wednesday and to be officiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, showcases a blend of ancient architectural techniques and modern scientific methods.

Constructed by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha on a 27-acre plot in Abu Mreikhah, near Al Rahba off the Dubai-Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Highway, the BAPS Hindu Mandir embodies traditional construction methods outlined in Hindu scriptures such as the Shilpa and Sthapathya Shastras. Notably, the temple has integrated over 300 advanced sensors to monitor seismic activity and temperature fluctuations, ANI reported.

Remarkably, the temple's construction eschews the use of metal, employing instead fly ash to fortify its foundation. The project, estimated to cost approximately 700 crore, signifies a harmonious fusion of ancient wisdom and contemporary engineering.

Feb 14, 2024 10:59 AM IST

Modi UAE visit LIVE: Discussions between India, UAE involved Israel-Palestine conflict

On the 'Ahlan Modi' event held yesterday, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said, "In the evening, The Prime Minister addressed the Indian community at the 'Ahlan Modi' event hosted at the Zayed Sports Stadium. More than 40,000 people attended this event, and in his address, the Prime Minister thanked the UAE President for his commitment to bilateral ties, for his support to the Indian community, and for the granting of land for building the BAPS Temple, whose inauguration we will be witnessing later this afternoon."

He added, “The developments in this region, have been a very important element of discussions between the two leaders (PM Modi and President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan), not just yesterday, but even in their previous meetings. This is a region which is an important source of wider energy security all across the world, including for India. There are important stakes involved whenever any disturbance takes place. So, yes, the discussions did feature the Israel-Palestine and the situation in the Red Sea did focus on the discussions between the two leaders.”

Feb 14, 2024 10:15 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: 10 MOU agreements signed between India, UAE

Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra speaking on PM Modi's visit to UAE, said, "The Prime Minister arrived in Abu Dhabi yesterday in the afternoon on what is his 7th visit to this country. He was received by the President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and also accorded a ceremonial welcome at the airport. The leaders held detailed delegation level and one-to-one talks which covered the entire gamut of bilateral engagement between India and the UAE as well as the significant developments, regionally and globally. They also witnessed a transaction made using the Jeevan card and the Prime Minister congratulated the President with regard to the launch of UAE's domestic Jeevan card, which is another significant step in financial sector cooperation between India and the UAE...There were 10 MoU agreements that were signed."

Feb 14, 2024 10:12 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra speaks on India-Middle East Economic Corridor

Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said in Abu Dhabi, "...The India-Middle East Economic Corridor (IMEC) was launched during the G 20 summit meeting in New Delhi. This agreement builds collaboration and also looks at specific things that the parties would do to promote cooperation in this space. The main areas under this particular agreement covered are - One, relating to cooperation on logistics platforms, which is a crucial element of furthering the objectives of this particular corridor. Two, provision of supply chain services. Supply chain services are not just limited to one or two things, but cover all types of general cargo, bulk containers and liquid bulk. One of the aims of this is to see how quickly the IMEC, which was launched, gets operated and benefits the core objective of stronger, deeper, more extensive regional connectivity between the parties involved."

Feb 14, 2024 9:18 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE | Watch: Consecration ceremony of BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi underway

The consecration ceremony of the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi is currently underway, preceding its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today.

Feb 14, 2024 9:15 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM Modi's UAE visit schedule for today

PM Modi's UAE visit schedule for today (in local time):

11:00am: Bilateral Meeting with UAE President

11:40am: Bilateral Meeting with UAE Vice-President

12:10pm: Virtual launch of Bharat Mart

12:20pm: PM Modi’s address at World Governments Summit 2024

16:30pm: Visit to BAPS Hindu Mandir, Abu Dhabi

Feb 14, 2024 8:13 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: India, UAE sign pact on trans-continental trade corridor

On Tuesday, India and the United Arab Emirates finalized an agreement concerning a trade corridor intended to link Europe with India via regions in the Middle East using both sea and rail routes.

This initiative, supported by the U.S. and the European Union, was announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Gulf state. While the Indian foreign ministry released a statement regarding the framework agreement, specific details of the agreement were not disclosed to the public.

Feb 14, 2024 7:43 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: What PM Modi said in Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked on Tuesday that India is gaining recognition for its large-scale infrastructure projects and the success of Digital India, positioning the country as a global friend ('Vishwa Bandhu'). Speaking at the 'Ahlan Modi' Indian diaspora event at Zayed Sports Stadium in Abu Dhabi, he also mentioned the upcoming inauguration of the BAPS Hindu Mandir in the city.

"In 2015, when I presented to him (Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed) the proposal to build a temple in Abu Dhabi on behalf of all of you, he immediately said yes to it...now the time has come to inaugurate this grand (BAPS) temple," he said.

Feb 14, 2024 7:04 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Burj Khalifa lights up to welcome PM Modi as Guest of Honor at World Government Summit in Dubai

Before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the World Government Summit, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai illuminated with the message 'Guest of Honor - Republic of India.'

Dubai's Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum warmly welcomed PM Modi, highlighting the robust relations between India and the UAE as an exemplary model for global collaboration. Invited by UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, PM Modi will partake in the 2024 World Government Summit in Dubai as a Guest of Honour, delivering a keynote address at the event, ANI reported.

Feb 14, 2024 6:47 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: When was land allocated for construction of Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi?

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: During PM Modi’s two-day visit to the Gulf nation in 2015, the UAE allocated land to construct a temple in Abu Dhabi, according to a Live Mint report. This visit was diplomatically significant, marking the first time an Indian Prime Minister had visited the strategically vital Gulf nation in 34 years since Indira Gandhi's tenure.

Modi expressed gratitude on behalf of 125 crore Indians to the UAE leadership for their decision, considering it a "landmark" development, the Live Mint report further said.

Feb 14, 2024 6:06 AM IST

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: PM to inaugurate UAE's first Hindu temple

Narendra Modi UAE visit LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate Abu Dhabi's historic BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir on Wednesday, a milestone for the city's Hindu community. Public access to the temple will commence on March 1.

The inauguration of the BAPS temple holds significant importance in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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