New Delhi-Prime Minister John Key has finally arrived in India with lot of expectations almost 43 hours after setting off . Mr John Key, his wife Bronagh and a 80 member team including army cricket team and business delegation , cricketing superstar Brendon McCullum were met with red carpet and flowers after landing at Palam Airforce Base in New Delhi. This is the second visit of John Key to India as a Prime Minister of New Zealand after the first on June 2011 , while congress led Government with Dr Manmohan Singh as the Prime minister. He got disappointed in his first visit with free trade and other offers he put forward to Indian Leaders that time. This time John Key came with lot of expectations and steps for boosting bilateral relationships and trade of both countries
After taking rest at hotel, Mr John Key will be officially welcomed on Wednesday at 9am by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a “Guard of Honour” at Delhi’s Rashtrapai Bhavan .Thereafter an official talk will commences as scheduled
New Zealand Prime minister also take part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Mahathma Gandhi Memorial Samadhi at Rajghat on Wednesday itself , and meeting with Prime Minster of India Sri Naredra Modi including a signing ceremony, later a few business meeting and finally visit President of India Pranab Mukherjee with an official dinner at evening today.
A great relief felt to all members after they landed on Indian soil after a plane breakdown in Townsville, Australia, delayed the trip.