Modi in US: Indian diaspora chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ as PM lands in Washington

The prime minister walked up to the crowd gathered outside and was seen giving autographs. Before Modi arrived, the Indians waiting at the base to were heard chanting "Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Modi- Modi...".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 25, 2017 8:36 am
Before he met India community, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was first received by Indian ambassador Navtej Sarna with his wife Avina Sarna at the Joint Base Andrews (Picture via @PMOIndia)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fifth state visit to the US — first under the Donald Trump regime — got underway  on Sunday (India Time) as he arrived at the Joint Base Andrews, Washington DC in Air India One. After being received by Indian ambassador Navtej Sarna with his wife Avina Sarna and Chargé d’Affaires at US Embassy in Delhi MaryKay Loss Carlson, PM Modi met members of the Indian diaspora who gathered at the military facility.

The prime minister then walked up to the crowd gathered outside and was seen giving autographs. Before Modi arrived, the Indians waiting at the base to were heard chanting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Modi- Modi…”.

Narendra Modi arrived in Washington for the second leg of his three-nation tour and is expected to hold his first bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump.

Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday (India Time) describing PM Modi as a “true friend” and said the two nations will discuss “important strategic issues”.

Earlier PM Modi hailed the contribution of Indians in Portugal, saying they are “India’s real ambassadors” and have enriched the culture of Portugal.

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