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From China to Russia, PM Modi spent 355 Crore on 41 Foreign Trips

From China to Russia, PM Modi spent 355 Crore on 41 Foreign Trips
Written by Abhishek Lohia

After becoming India’s 14th Prime Minister, Indian govt has spent Rs 355 crore in foreign trips of Narendra Modi. In these four years, he went on 41 trips to over 52 countries, this information is given through Right to Information (RTI) response by the PMO. In answer to the RTI Query, the PMO said that PM Modi stayed abroad for a total 165 days and during these days the Indian Government spent a total amount of 355 crores over him. Modi’s highest spent trip was recorded Rs 31,25,78,000, when he went to nine-days tri-nation visit to France, German, and Canada. While the lowest spent trip was his Bhutan’s visit where 2.45 crore bill was submitted by officials.

However, the PMO official website www.pmindia.gov.in – itself provided the “Expenses incurred on Chartered Flight” on PM Narendra Modi’s every trip. But every time they didn’t give information in case of when he used Indian Air Force’s Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) aircraft. (Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s total Foreign Trips)

This website provides information till his Switzerland travel which he succeeds on 22-23 January earlier this year. In this trip, Rs 13,20,83,000 was spent. In his first Foreign trip, Rs 2,45,27,465 was spent on 15-16 June 2014. In this record, China seems to be Modi’s favorite country as he visited the country six times in 48 months, and twice this year.

Details of Visits: Foreign visits undertaken by PM since 26.05.2014 along with duration and expenses incurred on chartered flights is given below:-

S. No.

Place of Visit

Period of Visit

Expenses incurred on Chartered Flight (Rs.)

1

Bhutan

15 June – 16 June, 2014

2,45,27,465

2

Brazil

13 July – 17 July, 2014

20,35,48,000

3

Nepal

3 Aug – 5 Aug, 2014

IAF BBJ Aircraft

4

Japan

30 Aug – 3 Sept, 2014

13,47,58,000

5

USA

25 Sept – 1 Oct, 2014

19,04,60,000

6

Myanmar, Australia & Fiji

11 Nov – 20 Nov, 2014

22,58,65,000

7

Nepal

25 Nov – 27 Nov, 2014

IAF BBJ Aircraft

8

Seychelles, Mauritius & Sri Lanka

10 March – 14 March, 2015

15,85,25,000

9

Singapore

28 March – 29 March, 2015

IAF BBJ Aircraft

10

France, Germany & Canada

9 April – 17 April, 2015

31,25,78,000

11

China, Mongolia & South Korea

14 April – 19 May, 2015

15,15,43,000

12

Bangladesh

6 June – 7 June, 2015

IAF BBJ Aircraft

13

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan

6 July – 14 July, 2015

15,78,39,000

14

United Arab Emirates

16 Aug – 17 Aug, 2015

5,90,66,000

15

Ireland and USA

23 Sept – 29 Sept, 2015

18,46,95,000

16

UK and Turkey

12Nov – 16 Nov, 2015

9,30,93,000

17

Malaysia and Singapore

20 Nov – 24 Nov, 2015

7,04,93,000

18

France

29 Nov – 30 Nov, 2015

6,82,81,000

19

Russia, Afghanistan & Pakistan

23 Dec – 25 Dec, 2015

8,14,11,000

20

Belgium, USA and Saudi Arabia

30 Mar – 03 Apr, 2016

15,85,02,000

21

Iran

22 May – 23 May, 2016

IAF BBJ Aircraft

22

Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, USA and Mexico

4 June – 9 June, 2016

13,91,66,000

23

Uzbekistan

23 June – 24 June, 2016

6,32,78,000

24

Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya

7 July – 11 July, 2016

12,80,94,000

25

Vietnam and China

2 Sept – 5 Sept, 2016

9,53,91,000

26

Laos

7 Sept – 8 Sept, 2016

4,77,51,000

27

Japan

10 Nov-12 Nov, 2016

13,05,86,000

28

Sri Lanka

11 May-12 May, 2017

5,24,04,000

29

Germany, Spain, Russia & France

29 May-3 June, 2017

16,51,95,000

30

Kazakhstan

8 June-9 June, 2017

5,65,08,000

31

Portugal, USA and Netherlands

24 June-27 June, 2017

13,82,81,000

32

Israel and Germany

4 July-8 July, 2017

11,28,48,000

33

China and Myanmar

3 Sept-7 Sept, 2017

13,87,80,000

34

Philippines

12 Nov-14 Nov,2017

10,11,68,000

35

Switzerland

22 Jan-23 Jan,2018

13,20,83,000

36

Jordan, Palestine, UAE & Oman

09 Feb-12 Feb,2018

Bill not received

37

Sweden, UK & Germany

16 April-20 April,2018

Bill not received

38

China

26 April-28 April,2018

Bill not received

39

Nepal

11 May-12 May,2018

Bill not received

40

Russia

21 May-22 May,2018

Bill not received

41

Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore

29 May-2 June,2018

Bill not received

(Source- http://www.pmindia.gov.in)

 

 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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