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US officials recovered 105 stolen antiques from India follow-up to PM Modi’s visit

India has received a batch of 105 stolen antiques that were recovered by US officials following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington. The repatriation ceremony took place at India’s Consulate General, where India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, expressed the significance of these artifacts as part of India’s heritage, culture, and religion.

Sandhu highlighted the emotional value attached to these retrieved treasures and emphasized their importance to the country. The return of these lost heritage items was met with great appreciation and gratitude. The recovered antiques symbolize the restoration of India’s cultural legacy and the efforts to safeguard its rich history.

The handover marks a successful collaboration between India and the US in combatting the illicit trade of cultural artifacts.