Argentina, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, and the UAE are the new members added to the grouping in its first expansion since 2010 when South Africa was inducted into it.
The Centre spent Rs 1.79 crore in the last two months over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign visits to seven nations between May and July, which included the high profile visits to the US and France.
The PM arrived in India early on Monday after completing his maiden state visits to the US and Egypt lasting six days.
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PM Modi held a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during which they signed an agreement to elevate the bilateral relationship to a "Strategic Partnership".
The Prime Minister commended their dedication to the practice of yoga and extended an invitation for them to visit India.
PM Modi on Sunday visited the Heliopolis War Cemetery in Egypt's Cairo and paid tribute to the Indian soldiers who made supreme sacrifices during the First World War.
The visit comes months after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's January visit to New Delhi when he was the chief guest at India's 74th Republic Day celebrations.