Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday visited Sidi Saiyyed mosque, a 16th century structure in the old city of Ahmedabad, soon after the latter's arrival here on a two-day visit.
It was Modi's first visit to any mosque in the country. Modi was seen explaining to the visiting dignitaries about the mosque.
The mosque is famous for beautifully carved ten stone latticework windows (jalis) on the side and rear arches.
After completing the tour of the mosque, Modi took the visiting dignitaries to a heritage property across the street where he will host them for dinner.
Earlier in the day, breaking protocol, Modi personally received Abe at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International airport with a warm hug. (Photo: AP)
The two leaders and Japan's First Lady Akie Abe boarded an open jeep and proceeded from the airport to the historic Sabarmati Ashram with thousands of cheering people lining both sides of the eight-and-half km route. (Photo: AP)