ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
G20 Summit

Bharat, not India, displayed on Modi's G20 nameplate

Use of country's Hindi name likely to add fuel to domestic political debate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi opens the G20 summit on Sept. 9 with a nameplate that says "Bharat" rather than "India." (Photo by Ken Kobayashi) 

NEW DELHI -- Group of 20 host Narendra Modi's nameplate at the summit reads "Bharat," not India, as the prime minister pushes the country's Hindi name over objections from his political rivals.

Use of Bharat at the leaders meeting in New Delhi was likely to raise eyebrows after a row erupted on this very issue earlier this week. The debate was sparked by G20 dinner invitations sent in the name of the "President of Bharat," rather than the customary "President of India."

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more