Modi, Australian PM travel by Delhi Metro, visit Akshardham

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on Monday travelled by a Delhi Metro train and visited Akshardham temple here.

“A special ride with a special guest. PM @narendramodi and PM @TurnbullMalcolm travel to Akshardham temple in #delhimetro,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.

The two leaders boarded the train at Mandi House station to visit the temple in east Delhi.

India and Australia signed six agreements on Monday following bilateral talks headed by Modi and Turnbull.

Earlier, in the day the visiting dignitary was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The Australian Prime Minister arrived here on Sunday on a four-day state visit to India.

This is Turnbull’s first bilateral visit to India since he assumed office in September 2015.

His predecessor Tony Abbott had visited India in September 2014 and this was followed by Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Australia in November that year.