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PM Modi Returns Home After Attending Paris Climate Summit

New Delhi; Dec.1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday returned home after his two-day visit to Paris during which he attended the crucial climate change conference and launched the India-mooted International Solar Alliance.

"After historic @COP21 summit, where India shared its strong commitment to mitigate climate change, PM reaches Delhi," the PMO tweeted.

During his visit, the Prime Minister met US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the climate conference and held a bilateral meeting with Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe.

Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif also had a "casual meeting" on the sidelines of the climate summit.

The Prime Minister also met his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and a host of other world leaders.

The Prime Minister attended the 'Mission Innovation' event hosted by Obama where he asserted that innovation initiative should be driven by public purpose, not just market incentives.

Later, Prime Minister Modi launched a 122-country solar alliance with French President Francois Hollande.

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