At a press conference in Hyderabad House on the eve of Republic Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi found himself in a rather awkward situation. It starts around 16 minutes into the video above after Modi wraps up his speech.
It came about because the translator-on-duty was missing in action, while Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Republic Day chief guest, spoke for at least three minutes in Arabic.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was seen pressing keys on the small remote in the hope of getting TNR translation working. If he was furious at the situation, the prime minister didn't let on. The politicians and other journalists in the room look bewildered.
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