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Ottawa, Feb 24 (Canadian-Media): Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was greeted by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi Feb. 23 on his arrival at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, media reports said.
In the Friday meeting at New Delhi Modi and Trudeau reportedly agreed to fight terrorism and those who misuse religion to divide people.
Near the end of a trip to India by Trudeau and his family, Trudeau reportedly had been criticized that his trip that was mostly a Trudeau family vacation in fancy Indian clothing.
As well, a former extremist, Jaspal Atwal was invited by a Member of Parliament to a Trudeau reception, to dine with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a formal event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner Thursday in Delhi.
This had alarmed Trudeau as he was unaware of his being invited.
CBC News had reportedly confirmed that Surrey Centre MP Randeep Sarai submitted Atwal's name to the High Commissioner to be added to the guest list for the dinner-reception.
The Vancouver-born Sarai is one of 14 MPs travelling with Trudeau on his official visit.
Trudeau assured that he will look into the matter and the Randeep Sarai would reportedly have to bear the consequences.
Throughout his India tour, Trudeau had reportedly been under pressure to answer Indian concerns about Sikh separatism in Canada.
Justin Trudeau: Wikimedia Commons
On Friday's meeting, he was asked about the public display of "martyr" posters honouring Talwinder Parmar, the leader of the 1985 Air India bomb plot, which took 331 lives.
"I do not think we should ever be glorifying mass-murderers," Trudeau said, "and I'm happy to condemn that."
Trudeau's Friday's meeting reportedly included discussions of the issue and the meeting concluded by the their mutual agreement to counter terrorism and violent extremism.
In this reportedly sixth meeting there were clear signs of affection between Modi and Trudeau, and Modi commented that Trudeau's visit was long awaited and very pleasant.
Trudeau accompanied by his wife and three children attended the welcome ceremony where, three-year-old Hadrien, putting his hat over his face during a family photo and shaking hands with everyone in the receiving line won the heart of the audience, .
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)