Dressed in a half-sleeved white Modi kurta and churidars and a grey shawl thrown on his left shoulder, Modi walked to the grey granite memorial and stood solemnly before it with folded hands.

He then placed one by one several yellow roses on the memorial slabs with names of more than 3,000 victims of the attack, including many Indian-Americans, etched on it.

After that he entered the 9/11 Museum. Modi's visit to the 9/11 memorial is seen as symbolic of India's resolve to fight terrorism of which it has been a major victim.

Modi's visit to the memorial of the 2001 terror attack by al-Qaeda, when they crashed two hijacked passenger jets into the iconic World Trade Centre, is seen as a significant gesture of support by India to the war on terror.
    
The 9/11 Memorial was inaugurated by President Barack Obama earlier this year in May.
    
Followed by the visit to the memorial, Modi visited the museum that displays artifacts associated with the events of 9/11, while presenting stories of loss and recovery.
    
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum commemorates the September 11 attacks which killed 2,977 people, including over 40 Indians, and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, which killed six.
    
Names of nine Indian victims are inscribed on the panels of the 9/11 memorial -- Ganesh K Ladkat, Anil Shivhari Umarkar, Sushil S Solanki, Alok Kumar Mehta, Shekhar Kumar, Alok Agarwal, Jayesh Shantilal Shah, Yudhvir S Jain and Hashmukh C Parmar.
    
The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, on the former location of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed during the attacks.
    
The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation was renamed the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center in 2007.
    
The National September 11 Memorial Museum opened in May for the 9/11 community -- survivors, families, rescuers. Shortly after it opened to the general public.
    
The Museum's 110,000 square feet of exhibition space is located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center site, telling the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts.

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