"This is President Tan's first state visit to India, and will showcase our longstanding and strong relations with India as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Singapore in 2015," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Tan, whose visit to India will come to an end on February 11, is scheduled to meet his President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

President Tan, who is accompanied by his wife Mary Tan, will also inaugurate the opening of the Peranakan Exhibition themed "The Peranakan World: Cross-Cultural Art from Singapore and the Malacca Straits", which is the main commemorative event celebrating the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations, at the National Museum in New Delhi.

He will also launch the Singapore-India Commemorative Book published by the Institute of South Asian Studies and attend the "Flavours of Singapore" hosted for the Singaporean community in New Delhi.

As part of Singapore's SG50 outreach, First Lady Mary Tan will be presenting a donation of 300 Singapore-themed books to the National Library of India under the National Library Board of Singapore's SG50 Gift of Books project.

Tan, accompanied by several senior Singaporean ministers, will leave the country on February 11.

The close relationship shared by India and Singapore is based on convergence of economic and political interests.

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