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Mahatma Gandhi’s notes and an Indian sword: Putin’s gift to Modi

A page from Mahatma Gandhi’s diary containing his handwritten notes and an 18th century sword from Bengal has been presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

india Updated: Dec 24, 2015 15:43 IST
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gifted the PM a page from Mahatma Gandhi’s diary containing his handwritten notes. (Photo: @NarendraModi/Twitter)

A page from Mahatma Gandhi’s diary containing his handwritten notes and an 18th century sword from Bengal has been presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“President Putin gifted me a page from Gandhiji’s diary containing Bapu’s handwritten notes,” Modi, who is in Russia on a two day visit, tweeted.

“President Putin also gifted an 18th century sword from Bengal, featuring intricate silver artwork. I thank him for the gifts,” he said after receiving the gifts.

Putin presented the items to Modi while hosting him for a tete-e-tete at the Kremlin during which the two leaders touched upon issues of mutual interest for both countries.

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First Published: Dec 24, 2015 13:03 IST