Till the end of October, 2017, Indian Prime Minister has made 32 foreign trips to
49 countries, across 6 continents, covering a total distance of 3.4 lakh kilometers. (Talk about giving traveling
Between June 2014 and June 2015, a total of
Rs 41.1 crore was spent on his international trips, according to an RTI— visit to the USA
being the most expensive one. Also, India
has spent Rs 275 crore on flights used by him in his travels.
In his tenure, Mr. Modi has spent more than 55 days on foreign soil.
That being said, now comes an important
part of your question—were these trips fruitful in the first place or not?
At large, one can easily say that foreign trips
by PM Modi are highly rewarding. Even the opposition leaders have accepted
this. India’s stature in the global community has climbed much higher. The
relationships with many nations are at their best ever—be it USA, Canada,
Australia, France, Germany, or Russia.
PM Modi is also the first Indian Prime
Minister to ever visit Israel. His efforts to engage the middle-east countries
on friendly terms have also reaped decent rewards.