Temple design, Bahrain
Emirates News Agency

Indian PM Modi to revitalise culturally important Hindu temple in Bahiran

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to start a project to restore a culturally significant Hindu temple in Manama during a state visit to Bahrain in August.

It will be Modi's first state visit to Bahrain as prime minister and the Indian ruler plans to mark the occasion by launching the renovation of the Shreenathji temple in Manama. 

Modi is due to visit Bahrain between 24-25 August, according to Middle East Architect's sister title, Commercial Interior Design.

Modi will meet with HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa of Bahrain, according to India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

Relations between Bahrain and India have been improving for several years and, with more than 3,000 Indian-owned joint ventures in Bahrain, both governments want to enhance trade and commercial ties.

Narendra Modi’s meeting with HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa will follow a state visit to the UAE on 23-24 August.

He will meet HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces.

The UAE is India's third-largest trading partner and plans to enhance this relationship are expected to be discussed.