Prime Minister Narendra Modi today set aside the protocol and reached Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in New Delhi to personally receive his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.
Modi welcomed Hasina with a bouquet as she alighted from the aircraft.
Interestingly, officials belonging to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina's entourage were seen taking selfies with PM Narendra Modi at the airport.
According to government officials, the prime Minister travelled through normal traffic without any route restrictions.
Sheikh Hasina is on a four-day visit to India, which comes after a gap of seven years.
Hasina will hold wide-ranging talks with Modi tomorrow during which India is set to announce a line of credit of USD 500 million to Bangladesh for military supplies.
India and Bangladesh are likely to sign at least 25 pacts during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to New Delhi but it is unlikely that the much awaited Testa pact will be among them.
Both countries are also likely to expand cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, transport and energy.