Take A Look At The Wanderlust Side Of PM Modi: Traveled Countries List & Expenses

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In his tenure of 6 years being the Prime Minister of India since 2014, Modi has traveled a lot worldwide.

However, the visits were strictly professional, but still, everyone is curious about the expense of these trips as he is the PM of the country.

Moreover, it would also be useful to know what benefits he brought to India concerning these trips. So, without further ado, let’s briefly look at Modi’s recent visitations across the globe.

Narendra Modi – One of the Most Powerful Men in the World

As the Prime Minister of India, Modi is widely liked by people and has a humongous fan following. Furthermore, Modi has been listed as the 5th most powerful person in the world by SeaWallaLife.

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Moreover, he actively participates in international affairs because of which he has a good image among other leaders such as Xi Jinping and Donald Trump. Therefore, making him a well-known man across the globe.

Traveled Countries & Traveling Expenses

Year- 2019
Brazil

Modi visited Brazil between the 13th to 15th of November 2019. The total expenditure of the trip was around INR 20,01,61,000. He went there to attend the 11th BRICS Summit.

Thailand

It was a three day trip from 2 November to 4 November 2019. He went there to attend East Asia, ASEAN-India, and RCEP Summits. The cost of this trip was around INR 6,68,34,000.

Saudi Arabia

It was a two-day trip on the 28th and 29th of October 2019. However, this time, Modi met the Saudi Monarch King Salman Bin Abdulaziz to maintain India’s relations with him. The total expenditure incurred on this trip was around INR 5,03,03,000

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United Nations/ United States

As stated by the Ministry of External Affairs during his visit, he addressed the annual U.N. General Assembly session. After that, he had a series of bilateral and multilateral meetings in New York. The cost of this eight-day trip from 21 September to 28 September 2019 was around 23,27,09,000.

Russia

Modi visited Russia to attend the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit; he also took care of some business affairs between India and Russia. The visit was two days from the 4th to the 5th of September 2019. Moreover, the total cost of his traveling expense was around INR 12,02,80,000.

France, UAE & Bahrain

In France, Modi had a meeting with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. Furthermore, after the meeting, Modi stated that his meeting with Macron reflects a strategic and robust partnership between the two countries.

Later he visited UAE, where he met the Crown Prince of Abud Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss regional and international matters.

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Lastly, he went to Bahrain to discuss the bilateral relations with Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. This trip was six days long, from 22 August to 27 August 2019 and the total cost incurred was around INR 14,91,68,000

Bhutan

He visited Bhutan for the second time on the 17th of August 2019. He went there to meet the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering, to discuss the expansion of bilateral relations across the other sectors. He went there with the Indian Government’s IAF BBJ aircraft.

Japan

It was a three-day trip from 27th of June to 29th of June. He went there to attend the G20 Summit, where he also met other leaders like Donald Trump. The trip expenditure was around INR 9,91,62,000.

Kyrgyzstan

It was a two-day trip to meet with the President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, to talk about the bilateral relations between the countries. The cost of the trip was around INR 9,37,11,000.

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Maldives & Sri Lanka

Modi visited the Maldives and Sri Lanka on a 2-day trip on the 8th and 9th of June. As India has invested heavily in the Maldives Army thus, he visited Maldives’ president to maintain bilateral relations. Later he went to Sri Lanka to express his solidarity because of the terror attack that happened earlier in April.

South Korea

On 21st February 2019, Modi went to South Korea in order to reinforce the bilateral ties between the countries. Furthermore, he also received the Seoul Peace Prize and became the 14th person to receive the award.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it the Taxpayers money that Modi uses to travel?

Technically yes, as every year there is a budget introduced by the government to bear the expenses to run their operations smoothly. The funds accumulated are mostly through direct or indirect taxes, which are paid by the public.

However, there’s always a particular amount of funds kept for the Cabinet Ministers’ traveling expenses. Moreover, the money that the Prime Minister uses for traveling is financed through the “Cabinet Ministers-Maintenance of PM’s aircraft-Other Charges” mentioned in a budget head of the government budget.

Does Modi have his private jet?

No, Modi doesn’t have a private jet. However, the Indian government has two aircraft that are mostly used to fly VVIPs like the President, Vice President, and the Prime Minister.

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What’s the total expense of Modi’s travel around the world?

According to the sources, Modi has traveled around 92 countries(repeated visits included) till now, therefore to know the exact amount of his total expense is not easy. However, if we were to take a wild guess, then on average, his per nation cost is INR 22 crores.  Therefore, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that his total expense on traveling till now is somewhat around INR 2,024 crores.

How many countries have Modi traveled to till now?

As mentioned above, The Prime Minister of India has traveled to 60 countries, out of which many of them were repeatedly visited by him.

Conclusion

The year 2020 was the only one in which Modi didn’t travel out of India because of an ongoing global crisis. However, in 2021 he might travel to Bangladesh, Japan, and the United Kingdom. In this article, we have provided you with a list of few countries he has visited along with their expenses. Hopefully, you found the information mentioned above useful.


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