Prime Minister Narendra Modi today began his Indonesia visit by paying homage to martyrs of Indonesian independence struggle as he laid a wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes' Cemetery in Jakarta. Kalibata Heroes' Cemetery in South Jakarta is a military cemetery in Indonesia. It was built in 1953 and opened in November 1954 when the first burial took place.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet: "Lest we forget...Paying homage to martyrs of Indonesian independence struggle! PM @narendramodi laying wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes' Cemetery and signing the Visitor's Book".
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PM Modi later met Indonesian President Joko Widodo for one-on-one talks. The talks between the two leaders was followed by a delegation-level meeting between the Asian nations.
Noting that both India and Indonesia are maritime neighbours and sea faring nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo issued the Shared Vision of the two countries on Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.
The document, the first with any ASEAN country, outlines areas of maritime cooperation and envisages security architecture in the Indo-Pacific region, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
As It Happened:
3:43 pm: PM Modi concludes his speech.
3:41 pm: Many of you may never have been to India. I invite you all to come to India for the Kumbh in Prayag next year: PM Modi
3:39 pm: India has created world’s second largest start-up ecosystem, says PM Modi
3:38 pm: We have moved from ‘Ease of Doing Business' to ‘Ease of Living'
3:37 pm: We have gone a step ahead of ‘Ease of Doing Business.’ Our focus is ‘Ease of Living.’ Our processes are transparent and sensitive, says PM Modi
3:35 pm: Steps being taken for providing 30-day free visa to people of Indonesia for India visit
3:33 pm: GST has given India a better tax-compliance system, better revenue system
3:31 pm: From $300 billion, India's Foreign Exchange Reserve has crossed $400 billion in last 4 years
3:30 pm: We extended broadband facilities to 1.10 lakh villages: PM Modi
3:25 pm: Am glad to see that Ramayana and Mahabharat have special place in the daily life of Indonesia
3:17 pm: Indionesia has old connection with Gujarat: PM Modi
3:12 pm: In the last four years India has witnessed unparalleled transformation: PM Modi
3:10 pm: You are proud citizens of Indonesia and at the same time you want to remain connected to your Indian roots. We are all proud of the manner in which the Indian diaspora has distinguished itself in Indonesia: PM Modi
03:00 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the Indian community in Jakarta. We are all proud of the manner in which the Indian diaspora has distinguished itself in Indonesia, says PM Modi.
1:16 pm: Prime Minister Modi and President Widodo said in the joint statement they were keen to strengthen bilateral maritime cooperation for promotion of peace, stability and bringing in robust economic growth and prosperity to the Indo-Pacific region.
1:00 pm: Noting that both India and Indonesia are maritime neighbours and sea faring nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo issued the Shared Vision of the two countries on Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.
12:25 pm: PM Narendra Modi reached the famous Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. Indonesian President Joko Widodo is accompanying PM Modi.
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/X5xXddlRo6— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) May 30, 2018
12:15 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a Kite exhibition in Jakarta. PM Modi also shows his kite flying talent on the occasion.
10:55 am: 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
10:45 am: 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.
Statement on Shared Vision of India-Indonesia Maritime Cooperation in the Indo Pacific agreed during PM @narendramodi visit. The document, 1st with any ASEAN country, outlines areas of maritime cooperation & envisages security architecture in Indo Pacific https://t.co/HZoTrPRaVe pic.twitter.com/U1iL919xZ0— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) May 30, 2018
10:43 am: India and Indonesia to upgrade ties to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, says PM Narendra Modi after talks with President Joko Widodo.
10:42 am: Both India and Indonesia need to help each other in skill development. We aim to double the trade between the two nations by 2015: PM Modi.
10:41 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: We need to fight the menace of terrorism together, says PM Modi.
10:40 am: PM Narendra Modi is making a statement after the delegation-level talks between India and Indonesia.
09:29 am: Delegation-level talks between India and Indonesia begins. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo are attending the dialogue
PM Narendra Modi with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta pic.twitter.com/58cSzVLxyT— ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2018
Jakarta: PM Narendra Modi at Merdeka Palace,Indonesian President Joko Widodo also present pic.twitter.com/dBlQICe2bj— ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2018
Jakarta: PM Narendra Modi arrives at Merdeka Palace, welcomed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo pic.twitter.com/lWcCkkAcMn— ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2018
08:20 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Kalibata National Heroes' Cemetery in Jakarta to pay to tribute to Indonesia's military bravehearts,
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. pic.twitter.com/5e0rSScAkh— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 29, 2018
I thank Indonesia's Indian community for the enthusiastic welcome Jakarta. pic.twitter.com/fqjgmcQHhs— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 29, 2018
Prime Modi will also visit Arjuna Wijaya Monument durin his Indonesia visit. The Arjuna Wijaya Monument is one of the iconic monuments in Jakarta. It is just next to Monas, which is the National Monument of Indonesia.
The iconic monument depicts the scene of Indian epic Mahabharata where Arjuna and Lord Krishna are in a chariot.
On May 31, on his way to Singapore, PM Modi will make a brief halt in Malaysia to congratulate the new Malaysian leadership and will meet Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
In Singapore, Prime Minister Modi will deliver the keynote address at Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual security meet, on June 1.
(With inputs from agencies)