President Kovind arrived in Havana on Thursday on the last leg of his three-nation tour to Greece, Suriname and Cuba.
He along with his wife Savita Kovind paid tribute to the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the US.
"Honoured to begin my state visit to Cuba by paying homage to Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba. A great friend of India, who lent dignity & strength to the voice of developing countries in the international arena. His leadership shall continue to inspire millions," the president tweeted.
During the two-day visit, President Kovind will hold talks with newly-elected Cuban President Miguel Diza-Canel Bermudez.
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