Turkish President Erdogan to visit India today, will meet PM Modi on Monday

The two leaders are expected to discuss India's Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership bid and methods to further strengthen cooperation in counter-terrorism and trade.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit India today. The president is expected to meet prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

The two leaders are expected to discuss India's Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership bid and methods to further strengthen cooperation in counter-terrorism and trade.

President Erdogan will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday on key bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Turkey is a member of the NSG and the two leaders are expected to have discussion on India's membership bid.

External Affairs Ministry is tight-lipped on the discussions pertaining to NSG bid. However, sources from the ministry have confirmed saying that it will remain engaged with Turkey.

Ahead of Erdogan's visit to India, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has directed security agencies to ensure that he be provided the highest security cover in the wake of threats from ISIS.

The IB has even demanded that his aircraft be guarded at all times during his stay in the capital.

A special request to allow officers deployed for his personal security to carry weapons has also been placed.

With inputs from PTI

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