PM Modi, Imran inaugurate Kartarpur corridor at respective ends: Highlights

PM Modi inaugurates Kartarpur corridor to connect Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Punjab with Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Narowal district

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of the integrated check-post of Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of the integrated check-post of Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 | Photo: PTI

Kartarpur Corridor updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor, flagging off the first batch of over 500 Indian pilgrims.

Modi flagged off the first batch of pilgrims led by Akal Takhat Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the corridor, which was thrown open days ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on November 12.

The prime minister inaugurated the passenger terminal building of the corridor on the Indian side, also known as the Integrated Check Post, where pilgrims will get clearance to travel through the newly-built 4.5 km-long corridor.

The first batch of pilgrims included Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal and Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Here are the highlights of the historic event:
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I hope this is a good beginning to normalise our relation: Former PM Manmohan Singh on Kartarpur corridor

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan formally inaugurates Kartarpur corridor

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formally inaugurated the historic Kartarpur corridor ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.
 
Khan inaugurated the corridor by removing a curtain that was lifted by hot air balloons. A huge 'kirpan' (dagger) was displayed at the inauguration site. Read more

 
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Navjot Singh Sidhu addressing inaugural ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor in Pakistan

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Chronology of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

Click here for the chronology of major events leading up to the opening of the landmark Kartarpur Sahib Corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Gurdaspur district.
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Kartarpur corridor opens, first batch of Indian pilgrims enters Pakistan

The first batch of the Indian pilgrims entered Pakistan on Saturday through the historic Kartarpur corridor which was thrown open ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev. Read more
1:56 PM

PM Modi meets former PM Manmohan Singh at Kartarpur Corridor inauguration

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PM Modi inaugurates Integrated Check Post: Watch video

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Pak FM objects to timing of Ayodhya verdict

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday objected to the timing of the Ayodhya verdict, which coincides with the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor, saying he was "deeply saddened" at the "insensitivity" shown at such a joyous occasion. Read more
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Kartarpur Corridor opening testimony to Pak's commitment to regional peace: PM Imran

The opening of the historic Kartarpur Sahib Corridor is a testimony to Pakistan's commitment to regional peace, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday as he congratulated the Sikh community on the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.
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Kartarpur corridor: PM thanks Imran Khan for understanding India's sentiment

PM Modi thanked his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan for understanding India's sentiment on the issue of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor. Read more
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Prayers have been answered today due to PM Modi, Akal Takht, says Parkash Singh Badal

Our prayers have been answered today due to our Prime Minister and our Akal Takht, said former Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal at the inauguration of the Integrated Check Post of the Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak on Saturday. Read more
 
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Highlights of PM Modi's speech at Dera Baba Nanak:

  • Opening of Kartarpur corridor and integrated check post will bring double happiness
  • Will be easy to pay obeisance at Darbar Sahib gurudwara after opening of Kartarpur corridor
  • I thank Pakistan PM Imran Khan for understanding India's sentiment
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Will be easy to pay obeisance at Darbar Sahib gurudwara after opening of Kartarpur corridor: Modi at Dera Baba Nanak

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Kartarpur Corridor inauguration: All Sikh gurus sacrificed for India's unity, says PM Modi

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"Guru Nanak Ji an inspiration for all": PM Modi at Kartarpur Corridor inauguration event

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PM Modi thanks Pakistan PM Imran Khan over Kartarpur Corridor

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Privileged to dedicate the Kartarpur Corridor to the nation: PM Modi

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PM Modi speaking at the inauguration of the Integrated Check Post of Kartarpur Corridor

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First Published: Nov 09 2019 | 10:00 AM IST

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