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PM Modi makes surprise stopover in Thailand to pay homage to late king

En route to Japan for a 3-day visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a surprise stopover in the Thai capital to pay his respects to revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last month after a protracted illness. Prime Minister Modi laid wreath and pay final respects to the late King Bhumibol, whose body is lying in state at the Grand Palace complex in Bangkok. Modi was received at the airport by Thai Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith. Bhumibol, the world's longest ruling monarch, died aged 88 on October 13. He was adored by many of his subjects and seen as an anchor of stability in a kingdom rocked by turbulent politics. A one-year mourning period had been announced in Thailand following the monarch's death.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 November 2016, 01:07:35 PM
PM Modi lands in Thai capital Bangkok

PM Modi lands in Thai capital Bangkok

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Enroute to Japan, PM Modi made a surprise stopover to Bangkok to pay homage to late king Bhumibol Adulyadej

PM Narendra Modi was received at the airport by officials

PM Narendra Modi was received at the airport by officials

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PM Narendra Modi was received at the airport by Thai Transport Minister Arkhom Termipittayapaisith

PM Modi arrives at Dusit Maha Prasat at the Grand Palace

PM Modi arrives at Dusit Maha Prasat at the Grand Palace

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PM Modi arrives at Dusit Maha Prasat at the Grand Palace to pay his respects before mortal remains of the 9th king. 

PM Modi pays tribute to one of Asia's tallest leaders to the mortal remains of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

PM Modi pays tribute to one of Asia's tallest leaders to the mortal remains of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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PM Modi pays tribute to one of Asia's tallest leaders to the mortal remains of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

PM Narendra Modi inscribes a message of condolence at the Grand Palace in Bangkok

PM Narendra Modi inscribes a message of condolence at the Grand Palace in Bangkok

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PM Narendra Modi inscribes a message of condolence at the Grand Palace in Bangkok

PM Narendra Modi  lays wreath, pays respects to the mortal remains of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

PM Narendra Modi lays wreath, pays respects to the mortal remains of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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PM Narendra Modi lays wreath, pays respects to the mortal remains of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.