CM Shinde to go to England to sign the agreement of extradition of ‘Tiger Claws’

Mumbai – The iconic weapon’s Wagh Nakh’, a dagger designed like Tiger Claws, used by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to kill Bijapur Sultanate’s general Afzal Khan in 1659, will soon be brought to India from the UK. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Minister for Cultural Affairs  Sudhir Mungantiwar will leave for England on 29th September for bringing back the historical weapon. CM is going to sign the agreement of Extradition of Tiger Claws on 3rd October.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj  had used the same Tiger Claws (Wagh Nakh) to kill the cheater Afzal Khan. The Principal Secretary of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Director of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums will accompany the delegation.

The Indian delegates will meet Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum at 3.30 IST. The delegation will visit St. James’s Palace in London on 2nd October. The delegation will be in England till 4th October.

(Image credits : Victoria and Albert Museum)