PM Modi Oath Ceremony Guest List; Maldives President | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina | Modi's third innings begins: Took oath of the Constitution in the presence of leaders of 7 countries; Muizzu, who ran the India Out campaign, also became a witness

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Mohammad Muizzu has arrived at the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Modi. - Dainik Bhaskar

Mohammad Muizzu has reached the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India for the third time on Sunday. Leaders of India's neighboring countries witnessed this. India had invited the leaders of all countries except Afghanistan and Pakistan to the swearing-in ceremony. Everyone accepted it and registered their presence.

Leaders from 7 countries attended the ceremony. From Maldives President Mohammad Muizzu, who runs the India Out Campaign, to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, all witnessed Modi becoming Prime Minister for the third time. After the swearing-in ceremony, all the foreign leaders are participating in a dinner program with President Draupadi Murmu.

Leaders of 7 countries during Modi's swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Leaders of 7 countries during Modi's swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President Murmu, Vice President Dhankhar and PM Modi with guests from seven foreign countries

President Murmu, Vice President Dhankhar and PM Modi with guests from seven foreign countries

Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda arrives at Modi's swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda arrives at Modi's swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Rashtrapati Bhavan

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Prime Minister of Mauritius arrived at the swearing-in ceremony with his wife.

The Prime Minister of Mauritius arrived at the swearing-in ceremony with his wife.

Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay arrives at Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay arrives at Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

Leaders of neighboring countries at Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

Leaders of neighboring countries at Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

Leaders of neighboring countries were invited under the Neighborhood First Policy
Under India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy and 'Sagar Vision', leaders of Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Seychelles and Bhutan were invited to the ceremony. Accommodation for foreign guests has been arranged in Delhi's biggest hotels. These include ITC Maurya, Taj Hotel, Oberoi, Claridges and Leela Hotel. 2500 jawans of paramilitary and Delhi Armed Police (DAP) have been deployed for their security.

See in pictures Modi's guests who arrived in India for the swearing-in ceremony…

Nepal's PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda reached India.

Nepal's PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda reached India.

PM Hasina met LK Advani on Sunday 9 June.

PM Hasina met LK Advani on Sunday 9 June.

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in India for the second time after assuming office.

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in India for the second time after assuming office.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina had come to India on Saturday itself.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina had come to India on Saturday itself.

Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay arrived in India at 11:45 am.

Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay arrived in India at 11:45 am.

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth (in blue) arrived in Delhi with his wife.

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth (in blue) arrived in Delhi with his wife.

Drones deployed for the security of foreign guests
Snipers and police forces are present for the security of the foreign guests. The route of the foreign leaders from the airport to the hotel and the venue is being monitored through drones. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had reached India on Saturday for this program. However, among all the foreign guests, the most eyes are on the visit of Maldives President Mohammad Muizzu.

While accepting the invitation to the swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, Muizzu had said, “It is an honour for me to be a part of this historic event. I will continue to work with PM Modi to take Maldives-India relations forward.”

Tension between India and Maldives since Muizzu became President
Actually, there has been tension between Maldives and India since Muizzu became the President in November last year. During his election campaign, Muizzu had given the slogan 'India Out' to expel 88 Indian soldiers from Maldives. After becoming the President, he first visited China, whereas usually the President of Maldives visits India first after assuming office.

Meanwhile, Maldives ministers also made controversial statements on PM Modi's Lakshadweep visit. Under the leadership of Muizzu, Maldives removed Indian soldiers from the country and also ended the hydrographic survey project with India.

The picture is from PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony in 2019.

The picture is from PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony in 2019.

What is the 'Neighborhood First' policy?
The 'Neighborhood First' policy is the core part of India's foreign policy. Its blueprint was prepared in 2008. Even before coming to power in 2014, Modi had said that he would put neighboring countries at the top of his foreign policy. The aim of the Neighborhood First policy is to strengthen physical, digital, trade relations and people-to-people ties with India's neighboring countries.

According to ORF's report, the aim of the Neighbourhood First approach is to promote stability and development in the Indian subcontinent. According to foreign affairs experts, this policy was also introduced to counter China's growing influence in the region.

Under this policy, India had provided $4 billion assistance to Sri Lanka, which was facing financial crisis, in the year 2022. Apart from this, amid the Corona epidemic, India had given vaccines worth Rs 188 crore to Bangladesh and Rs 79 crore to Nepal.

The picture is of PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony in 2014. Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended it.

The picture is of PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony in 2014. Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended it.

2014 Modi had called Nawaz Sharif
Earlier, during his first swearing-in ceremony in 2014, PM Modi had invited the leaders of SAARC countries. Under this, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended the ceremony.

Apart from these, the House Speaker of Bangladesh attended the program in place of Sheikh Hasina. After this, PM Modi invited the leaders of BIMSTEC countries in the swearing-in ceremony held in 2019 for his second term. Leaders of Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar participated in the ceremony.

Foreign media is being silenced
According to JNU professor Rajan Kumar, by not giving majority to any one party in India, the people have shut the mouth of the foreign media which was constantly claiming the weakening of democracy in India.

Challenges of Modi Government's Foreign Policy
India's growing stature around the world and its assertive foreign policy have been seen as the major achievements of the Modi government. However, India's relations with China have been tense in recent years. It started with the clash between the soldiers of the two countries in the Galwan Valley. In this, 20 Indian and 4 Chinese soldiers were killed.
Last month, PM Modi broke his silence on relations with China. He said that the long-standing situation between the two countries on the borders needs to be resolved immediately.
India also has tense relations with Canada. Canada had accused the Indian government of killing Khalistani Hardeep Singh Nijjar. After this, the US also accused Indian officials of trying to kill Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu. Canadian police arrested three Indians in May for killing Nijjar. Police said that they are investigating whether those people had links with the Indian government or not.

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