Modi to meet Queen Elizabeth
Modi to meet Queen Elizabeth

Indian Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi, who will visit the United Kingdom next month, will have a private lunch with Queen Elizabeth at the Buckingham Palace. 

The Queen will host the Indian Prime Minister on 13 November, according to reports. Queen Elizabeth had hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping during his state visit to the UK last week. 

Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the UK in nearly a decade, after former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited it in 2006.

Modi will be in the UK on a three-day visit from 12 November, during which he will hold talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron and also address the UK Parliament in a joint session. 

He will also visit the factory of Jaguar Land Rover, which is now owned by Indian company Tata Motors, on the second day of his trip. 

In keeping with a regular feature in his foreign visits, Modi will also address the Indian diaspora at the Wembley Stadium in London on 13 November. 

A grand 'Olympic-style' reception has been planned for the Indian Prime Minister, with around 60,000 people expected to turn up at the venue. 

Also on Modi's itinerary is a visit to the house where Dr B R Ambedkar lived in London, as well as the unveiling of the statue of 12th-century Indian philosopher Basaveshwara on the banks of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Lambeth on 14 November. 

The Ambedkar House, which was bought by the Maharashtra government recently, will be turned into a museum for the architect of the Indian Constitution. 

After his UK visit, Modi will fly to Turkey to participate in the G-20 Summit.