"With Kanthaka, a gift from Mongolia," Modi tweeted.

"A special gift for a special visitor! Mongolian PM gifts a horse to PM," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
Earlier, the Prime Minister Modi, the first Indian Premier the country, also "struck a new chord" by trying his hand at the traditional fiddle he received as a gift from Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.

"Striking a new chord in the relationship with Mongolia. @narendramodi tries 2 understand intricacies of morin khuur," Swarup tweeted. "In Japan he tried his hand on the drum. In Mongolia PM @narendramodi tries his hand on the morin khuur," he added.

Swarup also posted a picture and video of the smiling Prime Minister holding the wooden-framed trapezoid and trying his hand at creating music from the traditional Mongolian bowed stringed instrument.
The 'morin khuur', also known as horsehead fiddle, is one of the most important musical instruments of the Mongol people, and is considered a symbol of the Mongolian nation.
Later, Modi also tried his hand at the Yoochin, a box zither-dulcimer with 13 double-wire strings. The strings in this traditional Mongolian instrument are struck with two wooden sticks, so-called little wooden hammers and are similar to the 'santur'.
The Prime Minister seemed to be enjoying playing the  instrument for a considerable time, wearing a hat and his Mongolian counterpart Chimed Saikhanbile by his side.

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