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Bhopal, Apr 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Saturday in the Madhya Pradesh capital for a day’s visit.
A special IAF plane carrying the Prime Minister touched down at approximately 0930 hrs. He was received at the State Hangar by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other select dignitaries.
Subsequently, Mr Modi departed in a convoy of three Army helicopters for the Lal Parade Ground from where he left by road for the Kushabhau Thakre International Convention Centre – a short distance away – for addressing the valedictory session of the Army’s three-day Combined Commanders Conference. He was welcomed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and top officers.
The Conference is off limits to the press.
After 1500 hrs, the Prime Minister is scheduled to reach the Rani Kamalapati Station where he shall flag off Madhya Pradesh’s maiden Bhopal-Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) Vande Bharat Express. Mr Modi will then head for the Hangar from where he shall return to the national capital by air.
Bhopal has been converted into a veritable citadel owing to the security bandobast in view of the prime ministerial visit.