Queen Silvia (left), King Carl XVI Gustaf (centre) of Sweden meet PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House
Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden meet PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
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New Delhi: Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrived in India Monday on a five-day visit. The royal couple were received by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and later met with PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House.

King Gustaf, who is on his third visit to India, is also scheduled to visit Mumbai and Uttarakhand with his wife.

They arrived in a direct commercial Air India flight from Stockholm to New Delhi after their aircraft developed a technical snag at the last minute.

Queen Silvia (centre) and King Carl XVI Gustaf (right) meet ministers and leaders at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Union minister Anurag Thakur shakes hands with King Carl XVI Gustaf while Queen Silvia (centre) greets the ministers and leaders who were part of the ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Queen Silvia, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden received by President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady of India Savita Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia are received by President Ram Nath Kovind and wife Savita at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. This is the royal couple’s second five-day visit to India after 26 years | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan and Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba wait for Sweden king and queen at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar while Union Minister Harsh Vardhan and Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chat as they wait for the Swedish king and queen to arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Sweden delegation clicks picture of the Rashtrapati Bhavan
Members of the Swedish delegation take photos of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. King Gustaf is leading a high-level business delegation from his country, and several agreements on furthering bilateral ties are expected to be signed. | Photo: Paveen Jain | ThePrint
Rajnath Singh greets President Ram Nath Kovind and first lady Savita Kovind, while S. Jaishankar walks ahead
Rajnath Singh (centre) with President Ram Nath Kovind. First lady Savita Kovind and S. Jaishankar walk by | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Cabinet Ministers S. Jaishankar (left), Anurag Thakur (centre) and Babul Supriyo (right) Rashtrapati Bhavan lawn
Union ministers S. Jaishankar, Anurag Thakur (centre) and Babul Supriyo (right). Jaishankar called on the king and queen and held discussions on ways to deepen bilateral ties. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Narendra Modi with Queen Silvia, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at Rashtrapati Bhavan
PM Narendra Modi leads Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf inside Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Ties between the two countries have been on an upward trajectory in the last few years, with bilateral trade volume at $3.37 billion in 2018. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Sweden's Queen Silvia follows PM Modi at Hyderabad House
Sweden’s Queen Silvia and PM Modi at Hyderabad House. In Delhi, the King and Queen are scheduled to visit Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Gandhi Smriti. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

(With inputs from PTI)

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