“An exceptional tete-a-tete. PM meets crown prince for a restricted meeting at 7RCR before talks in the evening,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup also tweeted.

Earlier on Thursday, the Crown prince , who arrived here on Wednesday on a three-day visit to India, was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

On Wednesday, Modi broke protocol as he personally received the crown prince on his arrival to Delhi.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also called on Sheikh Mohamed soon after his arrival on Wednesday.

A slew of agreements, including on defence equipment manufacturing and civil nuclear cooperation, were likely to be signed between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during the crown prince’s visit.

The crown prince was accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising cabinet ministers, senior officials and business leaders.