Modi, India’s Prime Minister, has taken his oath of office at the state of Andhra Pradesh’s headquarters, the Indian capital, in a ceremonial ceremony.
He was sworn in as India’s 21st Prime Minister on Tuesday, less than two weeks after he was sworn into office.
Modi’s swearing-in comes after India’s first Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who died on January 10, 1971, in New Delhi, was assassinated by Indian communist rebels on February 2, 1972.
Gandhi’s assassination sparked a long political and economic crisis, which culminated in India’s independence in 1947.
Prime Minister Modi, a veteran politician, will be the fourth Indian Prime minister to hold the post since independence in 1991.
The other two are Indira Gandhi and Atal Behari Vajpayee.