President Abdullah Gül paid an official visit to India from February 7-12, 2010.
Welcomed with an official ceremony by his Indian counterpart, President Gül later received the Indian FM, S.M. Krishna, at the hotel where he is staying, and met with the Indian PM, Manhoman Singh, at Hyderabad House. He also received the Running Party leader, Sonia Gandhi; the main opposition party leader, Swaraj and Indian opinion makers as well. Afterwards, he attended a dinner given by President Patil.
President Gül attended a working luncheon given by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Association of Indian Chambers of Industry and Commerce (ASSOCHAM). President Abdullah Gül further met with Turkish expatriates residing in India at a gathering during which the first Indian-Turkish dictionary was promoted as well.
President Gül was granted an honorary doctorate in international relations by Amity University, situated in the southeast of New Delhi.
Visiting the mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi as part of his program in New Delhi, President Gül explored both the Humayun Tomb and Qutb Minar and then visited the Taj Mahal in Agra. President Gül then attended the morning session of the Mumbai Stock Exchange and opened the Turkish Consulate General to Mumbai.
Delivering a speech at the Turkish-Indian Business Forum, President Gül drew attention to the huge potential between the two countries.
Having completed his program in India, President Gül left it for Bangladesh on February 12, 2010.