Putin gifts Mahatma’s notes, Indian sword to Modi

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Putin gifts Mahatma’s notes, Indian sword to Modi

(In this Wednesday photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for a photo while exchanging official gifts during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow.)
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A page from Mahatma Gandhi’s diary containing his handwritten notes and an 18th century sword from Bengal has been presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“President Putin gifted me a page from Gandhiji’s diary containing Bapu’s handwritten notes,” Mr. Modi, who is here on a two-day visit, tweeted.

18th century sword

“President Putin also gifted an 18th century sword from Bengal, featuring intricate silver artwork. I thank him for the gifts,” he said after receiving the gifts.

Mr. Putin presented the items to Mr. Modi while hosting him for a tête-à-tête at the Kremlin during which the two leaders touched upon issues of mutual interest for both countries.

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