“Felt Like Sachin, Amitabh Bachchan”: Boris Johnson On India Welcome

New Delhi: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on a two-day, go to India, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for the grand welcome an afternoon in the past withinside the latter’s domestic country of Gujarat. 

“I thank PM Narendra Modi and the humans of India for the grand welcome. I felt like Sachin Tendulkar upon my arrival and additionally like Amitabh Bachchan once I noticed hoardings everywhere,” he stated, addressing PM Modi as his “khaas dost” (unique friend). 

Mr. Johnson spent his first day in India in Gujarat with dancers and large billboards lining his paths from the airport and back. 

On Friday, he held in-intensity talks on the United Kingdom and India’s strategic defense, diplomatic and monetary partnership, aimed toward bolstering near partnership and stepping up safety cooperation withinside the Indo-Pacific. 

“They (People of Gujarat) placed on a super welcome for us. It became honestly extraordinary. I actually have in no way visible any such comfortable reception,” the British PM stated this morning.

“I might have now no longer get the identical reception everywhere else withinside the world. It became superb to look at your (PM Modi’s) domestic country for the primary time,” Mr. Johnson said.

The British PM in advance these days laid a wreath at Raj Ghat and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

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