Why PM Narendra Modi embroidered his name on his suit?

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 - 17:30

The Indian suit, which Prime Minister Modi wore to meet visiting American President Barak Obama at the presidential palace in New Delhi, looked from far off to be navy blue with wide gold stripes. But it truly conveyed a message. The stripes were actually embroidered letters that spelled out Modi’s name.

Modi has made a number of bold dress choices during Obama’s visit to India. When he met the president at the airport – a break from tradition – Modi was dressed in a cream-colored suit with a bright orange shawl with paisley at the ends wrapped over his shoulder.