UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, wife Akshata Murty visit Delhi’s Akshardham Temple, offer prayer

Taking a break from the G20 Summit schedule, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty visited the Akshardham Temple in Delhi today.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and wife Akshata Murty at the temple. Photo courtesy: X/@UKinIndia
Rishi Sunak and wife Akshata arriving in India for G20 Summit, Photo Courtesy: PIB

Sunak is in the Indian capital to attend the two-day global geopolitical summit, where world leaders are holding discussions on some of the world's most pressing issues.

This is Sunak's first official visit to India since becoming Britain's Prime Minister on October 25, 2022.

The security around the temple was bolstered ahead of their visit.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcomed at Akshardham. Photo courtesy: X/@DelhiAkshardham

Expressing pride over his Hindu roots, Rishi Sunak on Saturday had expressed his hope that he will find time to visit a temple here in India.

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He also said that he and his wife Akshata plan to visit some of their favourite Delhi restaurants that they used to dine in.

Sunak met PM Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit on Saturday and discussed ways to deepen trade linkages and boost investment.

During the bilateral talk, Sunak reiterated the UK’s ambition to deliver a landmark trade deal that benefits businesses and workers in both countries and grows trade in both goods and services.