STORY: "This is a I think a very auspicious moment in a relationship and friendship between two democracies, the world's largest democracy in India, the U.K. (United Kingdom), one of the world's oldest democracies," said
Johnson, after he received a ceremonial welcome at the presidential palace in New Delhi.
Johnson who is on a two-day visit to India, was greeted by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi upon his arrival.
The British Prime Minister will hold talks with Modi later in the day.
In his first visit to New Delhi as prime minister, Johnson is expected to discuss with Modi boosting trade and security ties with the South Asian country that buys more than half of its military hardware from Russia.