Is Modi First Indian PM to be Saluted by British Army in 400 Yrs?

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CLAIM

An image doing the rounds on social media claims that the British army saluted the Indian Prime Minister for the first time in 400 years.

Social media posts suggest that the British army saluted Indian PM for the first time in 400 years.

Several social media users have shared the image with an identical narrative on Facebook and Twitter.

British army saluating INDIAN PM #mODi Proud to be #indian

Posted by Abhi Naidu on  Saturday, November 21, 2015

Congrats Modi dada for being the 1st PM to receive the British army salute after 400 years

Posted by D Srinivas Reddy on  Saturday, November 21, 2015

TRUE OR FALSE?

This viral image on social media is false. The image is from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day visit to London in 2015. He was accorded the Guard of Honour at the Treasury Quadrangle, Kings Charles Street in London. In the ceremonial reception, he was welcomed by the 48-member F Company Scots guard accompanied by the regimental band of Irish guards, reported The Indian Express.

ANI shared a video of the ceremonial welcome on Twitter.

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Furthermore, this is not first time an Indian dignitary has been accorded this reception by the British army in London. Previously, Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and President Pratibha Patil have been accorded the same honour at the Guildhall in London.

Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru inspecting the Guard of Honour outside the Guildhall in London in 1956.

Apart from Indian dignitaries, other world leaders have also inspected the Guard of Honour at the Guildhall, London.

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