NEW YORK: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes at the 9/11 memorial, also known as Ground Zero, where the twin towers of World Trade Centre destroyed by September 11, 2001 terrorist attack stood.
Dressed in a half-sleeved white kurta and churidars and a grey shawl thrown on his left shoulder, Mr 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.
PM 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.