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Since 2014, PM Modi's foreign travel expenditure is Rs, 1484 crore


VARSHA KANOJIYA 20/07/2018 11:40
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New Delhi, Jul 20: The government says that the Prime Minister has visited 84 countries since 2014 and an expenditure of Rs 1484 crore was incurred on Chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and hotline facilities.

The details of Modi's foreign travel expenditure were shared in the Rajya Sabha  by Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh. As per the data, during the period between June 15, 2014 and June10, 2018 a total of Rs. 1,088.42 crore were spent on maintenance of the Prime Minister aircraft and Rs. 387.26 crore on chartered flights.

According to VK Singh, PM visited a maximum of 24 countries in 2015-2016, followed by 19 in 2017-2018 and 18 in 2016- 2017. The prime minister has visited 13 countries in 2014-2015, his first visit was to Bhutan in June 2014, He travelled 10 countries in 2018, China being the last.

Singh said, "Diplomatic outreach has led to enhanced engagement of India's foreign partners in the flagship programmes."

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