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Rock star welcome for Indian PM Modi

By ANA VURU Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a rock star welcome at Suva’s Albert Park after being accorded traditional ceremonies of welcome and then made an impromptu meet-and-greet with members of the public. Despite the tight security, Mr Modi took time to shake hands with cheering members of the public and took selfies with students. Earlier, he said ... Read More »

Big schedule for Indian PM Narendra Modi

By ANA VURU Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Suva earlier today for a day-long visit, will have a full schedule of meetings and events to attend, the first by an Indian premier to the country in 33 years, during which he will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Voreqe Bainimarama. Mr Modi arrived here from Melbourne on board ... Read More »

SODELPA boycott disappoints Fijian Government

The Fijian Government says it is “extremely disappointed” that parliamentarians from the Opposition SODELPA have decided to boycott the special Parliamentary meeting planned for the visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It says the visit is a national event, “not a political one”. “It is an opportunity for our nation to engage the leader of the world’s largest democracy and ... Read More »

Fiji opposition party plans boycott of Modi speech

By ANA VURU Opposition MPs from the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) say they will boycott visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to Parliament tomorrow. The decision was announced this afternoon by Leader of the Opposition, Ro Teimumu Kepa. She said it had come after discussions among the 15 party MPs. “We have not come to that decision lightly. ... Read More »

Roads closed to facilitate Indian PM’s visit

Members of the public are advised that a few roads in the capital city, Suva, will be cordoned off to facilitate the arrival of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow. The following roads will be affected: – Queen Elizabeth Drive will be cordoned off from the junction of Ratu Sukuna Road at 6am-8.30pm. – The junction off Gladstone Road above the ... Read More »

Fiji Police prepare for Modi’s arrival

Fiji Police are liaising with an advanced security team from India in preparation for the visit tomorrow of that country’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Police chief of operations Assistant Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says this is to allow for several issues to be ironed out. “We have already met the security advanced team of the Prime Minister of India and they ... Read More »

Modi’s Fiji trip aimed at countering China, says expert

A South Asia politics and security expert claims the visit by India’s Prime Minister to Fiji next week is part of a grander plan to counter China’s growing influence in the region. Balaji Chandramohan, who is in Fiji for Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit, was asked by Radio New Zealand during an interview about his view on India’s interests ... Read More »

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