Donald Trump to dial PM Narendra Modi today: Here’s what they could discuss

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called and congratulated Trump hours after his surprise win on November 9.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 24, 2017 11:46 am
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Newly appointed US President Donald Trump, whose rise to power has sent ripples across the world, will on Tuesday call Prime Minister Narendra Modi at around 11 pm (IST) and will have a brief discussion which is expected to last about half hour. This is going to be the first conversation between both the leaders after Trump’s inauguration on January 20.

There has been a lot of speculation regarding Trump’s foreign policy as he batted for ‘bringing back jobs’ in US from the other countries during his campaign, among other issues. While some claim that the US President’s focus will primarily be on the manufacturing sector which will impact China, there are others who anticipate a hit on the IT jobs which are largely outsourced to Indian firms by US companies.

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The Republican President, who has replaced Barack Obama, has also been vocal when it comes to his ‘stern’ plans to ‘exterminate’ radical Islamic terrorism. The issue of terrorism, primarily cross-border terror, is of an equal concern to India. Thus, it may be discussed during the brief talk between both the leaders.

In his first ever address to the media after Trump’s inauguration, his spokesman Sean Spicer warned China over the ongoing South China Sea dispute, reiterating US’ commitment to defend it’s interests in the area. The US-China and US-Pakistan relations after Donald Trump is also something India will be keeping an eye on.

Apart from that, another major issue which impacts Indians living in US, is that of Trump’s stand on immigrants and the renewed efforts to impose more restrictions on issue of H-1B Visa, which is used by Indian IT companies to send their employees to work in the US. As per reports, the Indian IT sector earns 60 per cent of its revenue from US and it is a cause of worry to them.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called and congratulated Trump hours after his surprise win on November 9, 2016 and expressed ‘hope of better India-US ties under his leadership’. Also, Trump amassed support from the Hindu community living in US as he cosied up to them during the campaign. An event was also organised by Republican Hindu Coalition, where Trump expressed his support for the members of community living in US. The same Hindu community had also supported PM Narendra Modi.

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First Published on: January 24, 2017 10:22 am
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    Ikok
    Jan 24, 2017 at 8:24 am
    READ CAREFULLY BEFORE COMMENTlt;br/gt;-- restrictions on issue of H-1B Visa, which is used by Indian IT companies to send their employees to work in the US. As per reports, the Indian IT sector earns 60 per cent of its revenue from US and it is a cause of worry to them.
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      Ikok
      Jan 24, 2017 at 8:51 am
      India had created a big in the economy of the US in the past many years its time for them to fill the and create jobs for locals.
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        Farah
        Jan 24, 2017 at 8:03 am
        stan is sh$$ting in its pants right now. They are in soooo much trouble
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          Gina
          Jan 24, 2017 at 8:22 am
          A hijab wearing terror mongering woman was leading a protest against a democratic elected president of US... these Muslims are a disease ... TRUMP is the cure
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            Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
            Jan 24, 2017 at 8:29 am
            BURQHA and MUZZIES slaves from pokistan who are slaves of the WAHABI desert of arrabush land are the top of the agenda in modi-trump talk,---Jai hind.
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              Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
              Jan 24, 2017 at 9:02 am
              TRUMP dials MODI,-----means Hindustan is the merging superpower of the world,----clearly modi did not dial trump,--like all other countries to lick es,----congrats to sir MODIJI.---Jai hind.
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                Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                Jan 24, 2017 at 9:34 am
                When super powers go to war,--they are not provided with first cl proper toilets,--- ,---think with your brain and not from WAHABIS .
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                  VoteIndia
                  Jan 24, 2017 at 12:08 pm
                  Good luck for both...Jai hind.
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                    Romik
                    Jan 24, 2017 at 8:55 am
                    US IT industry is run by Indians( green card holders citiznes etc) ; unemployment is at all time low in the US. Indians in US achieve what no other minority can( from hard work and deligence, risk taking ). Trump will want Indian IT comapnies to give good jobs to US students( more jobs). This way his voter base will be happy. He will do more to encourage less wastage and promote new businesses( this is where new sharp ambitious innovative Indians can succeed). Soon there will be a SHORTAGE of workers in US, Remeber aging potion and not enough young people. US will have no choice but to get more young people from countries who are willing to send( but he does not want unfriendly people ).
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                      Simple
                      Jan 24, 2017 at 8:43 am
                      Meanwhile somewhere in rape infested UP, PAPPU riding punctured CYCLE with AKHILESH Mohd.
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                        Umber
                        Jan 24, 2017 at 8:19 am
                        Palestinians will be thrown out of Jerum .. just the beginning POK is next
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                          Nath
                          Jan 24, 2017 at 9:26 am
                          during election period for 5 states modi should not speak to Foreign dignitories.lt;br/gt;Rahul should take up this. India ia not for havenots
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                            Masood Ali
                            Jan 24, 2017 at 12:01 pm
                            Hope relations improve. Good for our economy.
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                              Masood Ali
                              Jan 24, 2017 at 12:09 pm
                              Trump a clone of George Bush. The most awaited meeting is between Netanyahu and Trump. Israel eagerly waiting for a aggressive presidency from US and that came true in form of Trump.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Very interesting to see How Trump will see the middle East and Israel.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I believe two state solution is not possible and Muslim fundamentalism will increase manifold.
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                                Vidhu
                                Jan 24, 2017 at 11:17 am
                                Both are serious businessmen at heart. Anything that diverts attention from mutual business benefits will take a side step. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;Indian American lobby must have set the agenda already.
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                                  Ajay G
                                  Jan 24, 2017 at 11:09 am
                                  H-1B Visa must be the core issue. India does not need to get along with US on Trump's China policy. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;India does not seek any role for 3rd party on Indo-Pak conflict over Kashmir. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;Points of agreements would outscore disagreements.
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                                    Anurag Srivastava
                                    Jan 24, 2017 at 5:49 am
                                    Mr. Trump has spoken about ending Islamic Terrorism. stan is the epicenter of Islamic Terrorism. Let's hope that Mr. Trump is sincere in his words.
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                                      arc
                                      Jan 24, 2017 at 7:18 am
                                      I think trump will lecture Feku on how to grab a woman by the p. And they will exchange notes on how to fool their countries and have a good laugh overy it.
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                                        arc
                                        Jan 24, 2017 at 7:42 am
                                        Trump knows how to speak? Ha ha. It's like saying chaddies have intellect.
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                                          arc
                                          Jan 24, 2017 at 7:32 am
                                          Trump will teach Feku female anatomy. But our Feku is not interested. Chaddies are interested only in chaddies.
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                                            bhadur
                                            Jan 24, 2017 at 8:01 am
                                            Trump should restart sending drones to stan.. that will show them
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