NEW DELHI, 9th December, The Government of India replied in Rajya Sabha about PM Narendra Modi’s foreign visit cost. The minister also added that the foreign trips have helped India to grow and strengthen its relationship with global nations and has shaped country’s agenda on International problems.
The winter session of Indian parliament has started from 7th December and will last till 29th December 2022. During the First day of session PM Modi interacted with media. The session will have a total of 17 days. Central Govt’s agenda for the winter session of Parliament includes 16 new bills.
During this session the minister of external affair gave a detailed report about PM Modi’s Foreign Visits since 2019.
PM Narendra Modi Foreign Visits Total Cost
In Rajya Sabha, the Minister of state for External Affairs, shri V Muraleedharan replied to the question which asked the cost of PM Modi’s Foreign trips. He said, Government of India has spent Rs. 32,09,760 for PM Narendra Modi’s Three-days visit to Bali, Indonesia during the G20 Summit.
While the Expenditure of Japan’s Visit by PM from 26 to 28 September is Rs. 23,86,536, minister of state added.
Sharing details of Europe visit by PM Modi in 2-4 May to Germany, Denmark and France has costed government around Rs. 2,15,61,304.
Talking About US Visit in 21-28 September 2019, a 7-days visit has made govt spent Rs.23,27,09,000. Total cost of all the visit is not disclosed by State minister in Rajya Sabha.
According to the transparent data available at govt website www.pmindia.gov.in, the total cost can be calculated.
After Becoming PM of India for second time in a row, Narendra Modi Ji visited in this timeline and here’s the detailed cost,
|Maldives & Sri Lanka||08 June – 09 June, 2019||IAF BBJ Aircraft|
|Kyrgyzstan||13 June – 14 June, 2019||9,37,11,000|
|Japan||27 June – 29 June 2019||9,91,62,000|
|Bhutan||17 August – 18 August, 2019||IAF BBJ Aircraft|
|France, UAE and Bahrian||22 August – 27 August 2019||14,91,68,000|
|Russia||04 September – 05 September , 2019||12,02,80,000|
|USA||21 September – 28 September 2019||23,27,09,000|
|Saudi Arabia||28 October – 29 October, 2019||5,03,03,000|
|Thailand||02 November- 04 November, 2019||6,68,34,000|
|Brazil||13 November- 15 November, 2019||20,01,61,000|
Remaining Foreign Visit data will soon be available, and we will keep you posted about it. The expenses on domestic visits of PM are met out of the budget of Ministry of Defense.
State Minister Reply about PM’s Foreign Visits
The minister of state for External Affairs V Muraleedharan while addressing and replying to such question stated,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji’s visits to foreign Nations are the Crucial means by which India serves its national interest and implements foreign policy agendas.minister of state for External Affairs V Muraleedharan
He further added,
“Understandings reached during these Trips have enabled country to strengthen relations with partner nations and put forward India’s viewpoint and shape the global agenda on World level issues such as reformed multilateralism, climate change, transnational crime, terrorism, cyber-security, etc.”minister of state for External Affairs V Muraleedharan in Rajya Sabha
PM Modi’s Air Force One
The Plane used by Prime Minister, President and Vice President of India is Boeing 777 and referred as Air India one.
The aircraft earlier used by high-ranking officials and state head was B747-400 which is phase out due to ageing. Now they use Advanced and highly modernized Boeing 777-300 ER having call sign Air India One, AI1, AIC1 or INDIA 1.
This sign mentioned above will be used when any of 3 head will be on Indian Air force (IAF) operated Special Extra Section Flight (SESF).
The plane is untraceable by flight radars, and it uses the military code and registration.
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