The below table gives a very nice insight into the foreign visits of Indian Presidents and their media entourages. This data is picked from

http://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in/media_abroad.pdf

Babu Rajendra Prasad Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Zakir Hussain V V Giri Fakruddin Ali Ahmed Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy Giani Zail Singh R Venkatraman Shankar Dayal Sharma K R Narayanan Abdul Kalam Pratibha Patil
Total Trips

5

11

4

14

7

7

6

11

4

8

7

13

Number of Years in Power

12

5

2

5

2.5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Average trips per year

0.4

2.2

2

2.8

2.8

1.4

1.2

2.2

0.8

1.6

1.4

2.6

Visited Countries

Minimum in a trip

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

Maximum in a trip

2

1

1

3

2

2

3

4

5

4

4

3

Average for a trip

1.2

1

1

1.6

1.2

1.4

2.2

1.9

4

1.625

2.4

1.85

Most Visited Countries N/A N/A N/A Bhutan – 2 N/A N/A N/A Japan – 2 N/A Germany – 2 UAE – 2 N/A
Average duration of visit

12

6.4

7

7.6

6

7.3

13.5

11

13

7.7

7.7

8

Accompanying Journalists

Average number of journalists in a trip

7

2.7

4

4

10

9.9

13

6.5

18

21.3

19

21.5

Minimum number of journalists in a trip

1

2

3

0

0

4

1

4

8

13

0

8

Maximum number of journalists in a trip

11

4

9

8

13

13

22

9

24

30

25

27

Max number of times a journalist accompanied

1

4

2

2

3

3

3

3

2

3

3

4

Number of times no govt representation in media

0

0

0

3

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

Number of times no journalist followed

0

0

0

3

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

This table gives the list of countries most visited by the Presidents of India. This gives a very clear insight into the cold war politics of India

Country Number of Visits
Nepal

6

USSR

6

Russia

2

Yugoslavia

6

UK

5

Bhutan

4

Bulgaria

4

Czechoslovakia

4

Hungary

4

Indonesia

4

Mauritius

4

Poland

4

UAE

4

And the list of countries visited –

Babu Rajendra Prasad Japan, Malaysia, Indo-China, Sri Lanka, USSR, Indonesia
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Afghanistan, Iran, USA, UK, Nepal, USSR, Ireland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Rumania, Ethiopia
Zakir Hussain Hungary, Yugoslavia, USSR, Nepal
V V Giri Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Switzerland, USSR, Singapore, Iran, Thailand, Yugoslavia, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Romania, Bangladesh, Poland, Hungary, Zambia, Finland, Bulgaria, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Czechoslovakia
Fakruddin Ali Ahmed Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Hungary, Egypt, Iran, UAE, Malaysia, Yugoslavia, Sudan
Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy USSR, Kenya, UK, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Bulgaria, Zambia, Yugoslavia
Giani Zail Singh USA, Czechoslovakia, Mexico, Mauritius, Nepal, Yugoslavia, Sudan, Yemen, Poland, Qatar, Argentina, South Yemen, Greece
R Venkatraman USSR, Pakistan, The Netherlands, Bhutan, Japan, Zimbabwe, Germany, Portugal, Vietnam, China, Czechoslovakia, Cyprus, Tanzania, Malta, Mongolia, Finland, Zambia, Seychelles, UK, Philippines
Shankar Dayal Sharma Ukraine, Bulgaria, Trinidad & Tobago, Oman, UK, Zimbabwe, Czech Republic, Hungary, Namibia, Slovakia, Turkey, Romania, Chile, Poland, Greece, Italy
K R Narayanan Peru, Nepal, Germany, Austria, France, China, Singapore, Mauritius, Turkey, Luxembourg, Brazil, Portugal
Abdul Kalam UAE, Tanzania, Russia, Singapore, Myanmar, France, UKraine, Bulgaria, Iceland, South Korea, Sudan, South Africa, Switzerland, Philippines, Mauritius, Greece
Pratibha Patil Brazil, Bhutan, Vietnam, Spain, Russia, UK, China, Laos, UAE, Mauritius, South Korea, Switzerland, Seychelles, Chile, Mexico, Indonesia, Poland, Tajikistan, Cyprus, Cambodia, Syria, Mongolia, Austria, South Africa
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