Ulan Bator: Prime Minister Narendra Modi played the Morin Khuur, a traditional two-stringed fiddle which is adorned with a carved horse head, and is considered a symbol of the Mongolian nation, for half a minute today.
"Striking a new chord in the relationship with Mongolia. @narendramodi tries 2 understand intricacies of morin khuur," external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
The Morin Khuur has figured prominently in Mongolia's nomad culture and is one of the most important musical instruments of the Mongol people.
Earlier, PM Modi met Mongolian President Elbegdorj who hosted lunch for him at the State Palace.