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In Pics | British PM Boris Johnson visits Gandhi Ashram to give charkha a spin

Johnson hopes to strike new economic deals between Britain and its huge former colony, and to coax India away from Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine

April 21, 2022 / 01:02 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on April 21 during his two-day visit to India that will see him meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on April 22. (Image: AP)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on April 21 during his two-day visit to India that will see him meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on April 22. (Image: AP)
Johnson landed in the western state of Gujarat on April 21 and was accorded a grand welcome at the airport. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to set aside his political troubles and focus on economic ties and the war in Ukraine during a long-delayed official trip to India. Johnson hopes to strike new economic deals between Britain and its huge former colony, and to coax India away from Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine. (Image: AP)
Johnson landed in the western state of Gujarat on April 21 and was accorded a grand welcome at the airport. He is trying to set aside his political troubles and focus on economic ties and the war in Ukraine during a long-delayed official trip to India. Johnson hopes to strike new economic deals between Britain and its huge former colony, and to coax India away from Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine. (Image: AP)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is welcomed by Ashram trustee Amrut Modi during his visit to Gandhi Ashram on April 21. (Image: AP)
Johnson is welcomed by Ashram trustee Amrut Modi during his visit to Gandhi Ashram on April 21. (Image: AP)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks along with India's environmental educator Kartikeya Sarabhai and the chief minister of Gujarat state Bhupendra Patel during his visit at the Sabarmati Ashram also known as Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on April 21. (Image: AP)
Johnson walks along with India's environmental educator Kartikeya Sarabhai and the chief minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel during his visit at the Sabarmati Ashram also known as Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on April 21. (Image: AP)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson places a garland around the neck of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at his Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad during a cultural tour as part of his two-day visit to India. (Image: AP)
Johnson places a garland around the neck of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at his Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad during a cultural tour as part of his two-day visit to India. (Image: AP)
Gujarat state Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel presents a book to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (Image: AP)
Gujarat state Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel presents a book to the British Prime Minister. (Image: AP)
Johnson tries his hands on a spinning wheel during his visit to Gandhi Ashram, which was home to Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi. (Image: AP)
Johnson tries his hands on a spinning wheel during his visit to Gandhi Ashram, which was home to Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi. (Image: AP)
Johnson looks over the Sabarmati river during his visit at the Sabarmati Ashram. (Image: AP)
Johnson looks over the Sabarmati river during his visit at the Sabarmati Ashram. (Image: AP)
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