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    Published On : Thu, Dec 24th, 2015
    National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    PM Modi Walks During Indian National Anthem, Russian Official Nudges Him Back

    article-diwnrfwnol-1450886697MOSCOW/NAGPUR: In an unusual incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was pulled back by a Russian official as he walked past the guard of honour accorded to him while the Indian national anthem was being played soon after his arrival here today.

    As the Prime Minister was moving when ‘Jana Gana Mana’ was being played at the guard of honour by a contingent of Russian military, a Russian official gently nudged him to move back. Modi started walking following a gesture by a Russian official when the military band was playing India’s national anthem at the Vnukova II airport.

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    However, another official stopped Modi from walking following which the Prime Minister stepped back and stood in attention. As per convention, one should stand in attention when the national anthem is played.

    The Prime Minister is here on a two-day visit to hold annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Within minutes of the incident taking place, Twitter was abuzz, with #ModiInsultsNationalAnthem being the top trend. Accounts also posted videos of the incident, which shows the Prime Minister walking while the Indian National anthem was being played.

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