PM Modi launches RuPay card in UAE, buys 1 kg laddoos
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Abu Dhabi, Aug. 25 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday swiped his RuPay card to purchase one kg of laddoos at the Emirates Palace - formally launching the Indian indigenous equivalent of Mastercard or Visa in the UAE.
The United Arab Emirates is the first country in the Middle East where the RuPay card has been launched.
Twelve major business outlets in the UAE will start accepting the RuPay card starting next week, Indian Ambassador Navdeep Singh Suri announced during the launch.
Modi used his RuPay card for purchasing laddoos at a mock Chhappan Bhog Abu Dhabi outlet set up during the launch.
"He bought one kilo of motichur laddoos by using the card," Vinay Verma, owner and managing director of Chhappan Bhog, told the Khaleej...
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