In pics: Day 2 of PM Modi's visit to Singapore

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a hectic schedule on the second day of his Singapore visit. He met top officials, including Singaporean President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. A number of MoUs were signed between India and Singapore, enhancing bilateral co-operation. Modi also held delegation-level talks with his Singaporean counterpart and the discussion focused on a wide range of our bilateral cooperation, especially in trade and investment, connectivity, innovation, technology and strategic issues. Earlier, PM Modi received a ceremonial welcome at the Istana, the office of the President of the Republic of Singapore

The most awaited speech of PM Modi was delivered at Shangri La Dialogue where he reiterated that India stands for a free, open, inclusive Indo-Pacific region, which embraces us all in a common pursuit of progress and prosperity. It includes all nations in this geography as also others beyond who have a stake in it.

The smiles and the confident handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reveals the cordial and warm ties between the two nations.
The smiles and the confident handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reveal the cordial and warm ties between the two nations. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding delegation level talks with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong at Istana. The discussion focused on a wide range of bilateral cooperation, specially in trade & investment, connectivity, innovation, technology and strategic issues between the two countries.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding delegation-level talks with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong at Istana. The discussion focused on a wide range of bilateral cooperation, especially in trade & investment, connectivity, innovation, technology and strategic issues between the two countries. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi called on President of Singapore Halimah Yacob at Istana in the morning.
PM Modi called on President of Singapore Halimah Yacob at Istana in the morning. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
Both the leaders exchanged views to strengthen bilateral relations between India and Singapore and explored further cooperation in the flagship initiatives of the Government.
Both the leaders exchanged views to strengthen bilateral relations between India and Singapore and explored further cooperation in the flagship initiatives of the Government. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome on his arrival at Istana - Presidential Palace of Singapore.
PM Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome on his arrival at Istana - Presidential Palace of Singapore. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong is also present while PM Modi is accorded ceremonial welcome at Istana.
Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong is also present while PM Modi is accorded ceremonial welcome at Istana. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Singapore's Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Singapore's Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@IndiainSingapor
There was considerable excitement among the student community as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Nanyang Technical University (NTU) to participate in the interaction titled ‘Transforming Asia through Innovation’.
There was considerable excitement among the student community as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Nanyang Technical University (NTU) to participate in the interaction titled ‘Transforming Asia through Innovation’. Photo : Connected to India
Professor Subra Suresh, President NTU interacting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at NTU. Answering one question, PM said the world is clear that the 21st century is Asia’s century. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
Professor Subra Suresh, President NTU interacting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at NTU. Answering one question, PM said the world is clear that the 21st century is Asia’s century. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
"In human history, India and China have dominated global trade for centuries. At the same time, there was no conflict. We must think of furthering connectivity without any conflict," said PM Modi while participating in the interaction. Photo: Connected to India
 A neem tree was planted in the Nanyang Technical University campus by PM Modi, Singapore Minister of Education Ong Kung and President NTU Subra Suresh to commemorate the visit of Indian Prime Minister in the University.
A neem tree was planted in the Nanyang Technical University campus by PM Modi, Singapore Minister of Education Ong Kung and President NTU Subra Suresh to commemorate the visit of Indian Prime Minister in the University. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi interacting with Nadine, NTU’s humanoid social robot. Photo courtesy: NTU
PM Modi interacting with Nadine, NTU’s humanoid social robot. Photo courtesy: NTU
NTU President Subra Suresh, PM Modi, Singapore Education Minister Ong Ye Kung and NTU Board Chairman Koh Boon Hwee posing in front of the NTU-Blue Solutions Flash Shuttle and NTU's Navya Arma shuttle bus. Photo courtesy: NTU
NTU President Subra Suresh, PM Modi, Singapore Education Minister Ong Ye Kung and NTU Board Chairman Koh Boon Hwee posing in front of the NTU-Blue Solutions Flash Shuttle and NTU's Navya Arma shuttle bus. Photo courtesy: NTU
PM Modi speaking at the Shangri La Dialogue in the evening. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi speaking at the Shangri La Dialogue in the evening. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi asserted that India stands for a free, open, inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
PM Modi asserted that India stands for a free, open, inclusive Indo-Pacific region. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi emphasised that our principal mission is transforming India to a New India by 2022, when independent India will be 75 years young. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia
PM Modi emphasised that our principal mission is transforming India to a New India by 2022, when independent India will be 75 years young. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MEAIndia

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Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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