Since 2014, Indian officials have received gifts worth ₹17.7 crore
A jewellery set worth ₹6.7 crore given to Sushma Swaraj in 2019 was the costliest gift received by an Indian official during the Modi years
A newly independent India under Jawaharlal Nehru was known to dispatch elephants as gifts to friendly nations. Mangoes made for another favourite in Nehru’s array of diplomatic offerings. Fast forward seven decades, carefully chosen gifts in the shrewd world of bilateral ties still make news: Narendra Modi began as prime minister by giving the Bhagavad Gita to global leaders. What do Indian leaders get in return?
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