Modi meets Abe on the sidelines of ASEAN summit 2015, while Indian flag hoisted up side down


KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and invited Japan to be part of the ‘Make in India’ program as the two leaders discussed key issues like regional connectivity, maritime security and the South China Sea disputes. Modi and Abe met on the sidelines of 13th ASEAN-India Summit here in the Malaysian capital as the Japanese Premier hosted a luncheon for his Indian counterpart In an embarrassment for India, the Tricolour was seen hoisted upside down during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo-op with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe before bilateral talks on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur. The national flag was in the background of Prime Minister Modi and Shinzo Abe's customary handshake at the Summit and was hoisted on a stand next to that of Japan. The flag is seen with the green at the top and the saffron below as the two leaders met for the second bilateral on the sidelines of 13th ASEAN-India Summit here. "It was an inadvertent mistake in the rush of things. It was unfortunate," official sources requesting anonymity told PTI. PM Modi arrived in Kuala Lumpur on a three-day visit to Malaysia during which he will attend two high-profile meetings at the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits besides addressing the Indian community tomorrow, NDTV Reported. Reference: NDTV