Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Indonesia's capital Jakarta on the first leg of his five-day three-nation tour. Modi's visit is likely to enhance Indiaâ€™s economic and strategic ties with Indonesia. Apart from Indonesia, Modi will also visit Malaysia and Singapore. The three-nation tour of Modi is in line with his governmentâ€™s Act East Policy.
"Landed in Jakarta. India and Indonesia are friendly maritime neighbours with deep civilisational links. This visit will further the convergence of our political, economic and strategic interests,"Â the prime minister tweeted soon after landing in Jakarta.
#06:00 PM: Modi announces 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens
Â Â Â Modi invited the diaspora to travel to their country of origin to experience the 'New India'.
#03:20 PM:Â There is a special link between the cultures of India and Indonesia.Â
#03:10 PM:Â In the last four years India has witnessed the unparalleled transformation.
#03:05 PM:Â We are all proud of the manner in which the Indian diaspora has distinguished itself in Indonesia. You are proud citizens of Indonesia and at the same time you want to remain connected to your Indian roots: PM Modi
#03:00 PM:Â WATCH: PM Modi addresses Indian community in Jakarta.
#01:33 PM:Â Ramadan Karim! Indonesian President accompanied PM Narendra Modi during a visit to Istiqlal Mosque, the national mosque of Indonesia and the largest in southeast Asia, in the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan Karim! Indonesian President @jokowi accompanied PM @narendramodi during a visit to Istiqlal Mosque, the national mosque of Indonesia and the largest in southeast Asia, in the holy month of Ramadan. pic.twitter.com/X5xXddlRo6â€” Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) May 30, 2018
#11:55 AM:Â Statement on Shared Vision of India-Indonesia Maritime Cooperation in the Indo Pacific agreed during PM Narendra Modi visit. The document, 1st with any ASEAN country, outlines areas of maritime cooperation & envisages security architecture in Indo Pacific. Read full statement here:Â mymea.in/d7nÂ
#11:40 AM:Â Jakarta: 15 MoUs were signed between Indian & Indonesia including in the fields of defence, scientific and technological cooperation, railways and health.
In the presence of PM @narendramodi and President @jokowi 9 G2G MoUs in Defence, Space, S&T, Railways, Pharma, Policy Planning & Research and 6 G2B and B2B MoUs â€“ include between twinning of Bali & Uttarakhand were exchanged. List at https://t.co/d4q3VsIUw7. pic.twitter.com/Ht1QcvvgmPâ€” Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) May 30, 2018
#11:00 AM: India stands resolutely with Indonesia in the fight against terror, we condemn the recent terror attacks in Indonesia in which many innocent people lost their lives: Modi
#10:55 AM:Â India-ASEAN partnership is such an important power that can become a guarantee of peace not only in Indo-Pacific region but also beyond it: PM Modi in Jakarta
#10:50 AM:Â For the development of Indo-Pacific region we (India - Indonesia) have agreed to the same shared vision. India's Act East Policy and the vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for all in the Region) matches President Jidodo's Maritime Fulcrum Policy: PM Modi
#09:50 AM:Â "Productive exchange of views on bringing our two countries further closer! Tete-a-tete between PM Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta,"Â tweets MEA.
# 08:59 AM:Â PM Narendra Modi at Merdeka Palace, Indonesian President Joko Widodo also present.
Jakarta: PM Narendra Modi at Merdeka Palace,Indonesian President Joko Widodo also present pic.twitter.com/dBlQICe2bjâ€” ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2018
#08:50 AM:Â Jakarta: PM Narendra Modi arrives at Merdeka Palace, welcomed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
Jakarta: PM Narendra Modi arrives at Merdeka Palace, welcomed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo pic.twitter.com/lWcCkkAcMnâ€” ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2018
#08:30 AM: Watch: Modi arrives in Jakarta. Indian Community welcome prime minister with loud cheers. (Earlier visuals)
#08:15 AM: PM Narendra Modi pays tribute at Kalibata National Heroes' Cemetery in Jakarta.
#08:00 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation live updates. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Indonesia today on the first leg of his three-nation tour. During the visit, Modi will hold extensive talks withÂ Indonesian President Joko Widodo and address Indian community there. A lot lined up for the PM and we will be updating you with all the latest news and information. Stay with us.