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PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Kanishka AI bombing victims in Canada

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April 16, 2015
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the Kanishka Air India Memorial site here and paid homage to the victims of the 1985 bombing.

PM Modi was accompanied to the memorial site by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper.

The duo also met the kin of Kanishka Air India bombing victims at the site.

We remember all those who lost their lives on board AI 182 in 1985.

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Earlier in the day, PM Modi, who is in Canada on the last leg of his three-nation tour, met leading Canadian CEOs here.

He was joined at the meeting by his Canadian PM Harper, who had travelled to Toronto from Ottawa in Modi’s Air India One yesterday.

Earlier, beginning the second day of his Canada visit, PM Modi met with major pension fund managers at a roundtable conference here.

The meeting with top officials of Canada’s Pension Fund was aimed at inviting them to invest in India’s infrastructure.

Canada’s pension funds include some of the world’s biggest investors.

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They are looking for avenues where they can get secure and safe returns over the long term. They realise India is one of the countries that offers what they are looking for,” India’s High Commissioner in Canada, Vishnu Prakash, had said yesterday.

Prime Minister Modi’s scheduled meeting with about 400 Canadian business leaders, scheduled for today, was however cancelled yesterday.

It was not clear as to why the meeting, sponsored by the Canada-India Business Council and Toronto Board of Trade, was cancelled.

PM Modi will later today leave for Vancouver where he is scheduled to visit the Gurudwara Khalsa Diwan and Laxmi Narayan Temple.

Leaving for Vancouver, which is the final leg of my Canada visit. Will offer prayers at Gurudwara Khalsa Diwan & Laxmi Narain Temple there.

 



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