Abbott, who arrived in the national capital on Thursday evening after stopping over in Mumbai for a function, will be calling on President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari also.
Abbott was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan here. He was received by Prime Minister Modi at the lawns of Presidential house.
Abbott arrived from Mumbai on Thursday evening and he was received by Minister of State (Independent charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal.

In Mumbai, the Australian Prime Minister told business leaders on Thursday that the purpose of his trip was "to acknowledge the importance of India in the wider world and acknowledge the importance of India to Australia's future".


Australian PM Abbott received by Union Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Tony Abbott at lawns of Rashtrapati Bhavan
Abbott scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari
Abbott had earlier underlined the role of India in the context of Australia’s future
The Aussie PM is also expected to make a strong pitch for enhancing bilateral ties

He also announced a scheme to boost the numbers of Australians studying in India and met Indian cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar ahead of Australia's hosting of the World Cup next year.

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