When Modi had ‘chai and vada pe charcha’ with Singapore PM

Updated on Nov 24, 2015 12:46 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “happy guest” on his maiden visit to Singapore where he had a vegetarian dinner with his counterpart Lee Hsien Loong and his wife at an Indian restaurant in Little India.

When Modi had ‘chai and vada pe charcha’ with Singapore PM
When Modi had ‘chai and vada pe charcha’ with Singapore PM
PTI | By, Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “happy guest” on his maiden visit to Singapore where he had a vegetarian dinner with his counterpart Lee Hsien Loong and his wife at an Indian restaurant in Little India.

“Diwali lights & delicious Indian food. Thank you @leehsienloong,” PMO India tweeted on Monday night along with photos showing the two leaders having food together ahead of their bilateral talks on Tuesday.

“The hospitable host & the happy guest...PM @narendramodi at Little India. Chai Pe Charcha with @leehsienloong,” said another tweet.

Modi, who has a penchant for clicking selfies with leaders on foreign tours, continued the trend on the first day of his maiden visit to Singapore by clicking a selfie with Lee and his wife Ho Ching.

Besides Modi, the selfie was also posted by Lee on his Twitter account, saying: “Ho Ching & I took PM @NarendraModi to Little India. Took a #wefie after a delicious vegetarian meal.”

Earlier on Monday, Modi delivered a 20-minute ‘37th Singapore Lecture - India’s Singapore Story’ - soon after his arrival here during which Lee was also present.

The Indian Prime Minister flew into Singapore from Malaysia in the second and final leg of his four-day visit to southeast Asia.

Little India - a precinct of Indian-origin businesses, eateries and pubs where South Asians working in Singapore spend their day off - was the scene of the December 8, 2013 riots, the city-state’s worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years.

Watch | Modi dines with Singapore PM at Indian restaurant

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