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Narendra Modi made 40 trips since 2014: A list of countries visited, expenses incurred on chartered flights in four years

 

On Saturday, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government in the Centre completed four years in power. During the four years, Modi led the government through several key decisions on foreign policy. India’s foreign policy was pushed through multiple personal visits by the prime minister to countries around the world, from Pakistan and Bhutan to the United States and Israel.

“Under Modi, India redefined its approach to maintaining relationships with other countries. We have achieved new heights in bilateral relationships while keeping our focus on national interest intact,” BJP president said in a press conference on Saturday.

Here is a compilation of all the foreign trips that Modi has officially taken since taking office on 26 May, 2014, and the corresponding expenditure incurred on chartered flights on each tour.

Narendra Modi’s foreign trips in 4 years

Narendra Modi’s first overseas trip — since taking office as Prime Minister of India on 26 May, 2014 — was to Bhutan. Since then, the prime minister has been on 39 official tours abroad, the last one being to Russia in May 2018.

This list gives details of the expenses Modi incurred on chartered flights during his four years in office. The expenses incurred have not been compiled for the last five foreign trips.

31,25,78,000
Highest amount spent on chartered flights on a single trip (France, Germany and Canada)
United States
Most visited country (5 times)
5
Number of times the prime minister has used Indian Air Force aircraft for overseas travel

Here is a list of all foreign trips Narendra Modi has been on as prime minister:

S. No. Place of Visit Period of Visit Expenses incurred on Chartered Flight (in rupees)
1               Bhutan          15 June – 16 June, 2014                   2,45,27,465
2               Brazil           13 July – 17 July, 2014                   20,35,48,000
3               Nepal             3 Aug – 5 Aug, 2014                     IAF BBJ Aircraft
4              Japan            30 Aug – 3 Sept, 2014                     13,47,58,000
5              USA              25 Sept – 1 Oct, 2014                     19,04,60,000
6              Myanmar, Australia & Fiji 11 Nov – 20 Nov, 2014    22,58,65,000
7            Nepal             25 Nov – 27 Nov, 2014                   IAF BBJ Aircraft
8     Seychelles, Mauritius & Sri Lanka 10 -14 March, 2015 15,85,25,000
9           Singapore 28 March – 29 March, 2015 IAF BBJ Aircraft
10         France, Germany & Canada 9 April – 17 April, 2015 31,25,78,000
11         China, Mongolia & South Korea 14 April – 19 May, 2015 15,15,43,000
12         Bangladesh 6 June – 7 June, 2015 IAF BBJ Aircraft
13        Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan 6 July – 14 July, 2015                  15,78,39,000
14          United Arab Emirates 16 Aug – 17 Aug, 2015 5,90,66,000
15          Ireland and USA 23 Sept – 29 Sept, 2015 18,46,95,000
16          UK and Turkey 12Nov – 16 Nov, 2015 9,30,93,000
17          Malaysia and Singapore 20 Nov – 24 Nov, 2015 7,04,93,000
18          France 29 Nov – 30 Nov, 2015 6,82,81,000
19          Russia, Afghanistan & Pakistan 23 Dec – 25 Dec, 2015 8,14,11,000
20          Belgium, USA and Saudi Arabia 30 Mar – 03 Apr, 2016 15,85,02,000
21         Iran 22 May – 23 May, 2016 IAF BBJ Aircraft
22         Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, USA and Mexico 4 June – 9 June, 2016 13,91,66,000
23         Uzbekistan 23 June – 24 June, 2016 6,32,78,000
24          Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya 7 July – 11 July, 2016 12,80,94,000
25          Vietnam and China 2 Sept – 5 Sept, 2016 9,53,91,000
26           Laos 7 Sept – 8 Sept, 2016 4,77,51,000
27         Japan 10 Nov-12 Nov, 2016 13,05,86,000
28         Sri Lanka 11 May-12 May, 2017 5,24,04,000
29        Germany, Spain, Russia & France 29 May-3 June, 2017 16,51,95,000
30        Kazakhstan 8 June-9 June, 2017 5,65,08,000<