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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  1. Roby Mani
    Jun 25, 2017 at 5:41 pm
    Why are there only Indians to receive him at the airport? " The Indian Ambassador.Charge "d Affairs at New Delhi and the Indian diaspora". If Trumph had placed great importance to the visit of the Indian Prime Minister as made out by the press: I am sure that Trumph would have send some top dignitaries to receive Modi at the air port. It is really high time we stop giving so much importance to this type of visits as USA does not place any weightage to India as that given to China.
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      gandhigiri
      Jun 25, 2017 at 3:31 pm
      Most of these s are us citizens of indian origin and chanting bharat mata ki jai? sedition charges should be brought against them .
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        Murthy
        Jun 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm
        Your Username is 'Gandhigiri' but you do not have anywhere near the intelligence of the Mahatma. India is NOT sending terrorists to USA. India has NO territorial claims on the USA. India has NO missiles targeted on the USA. NRIs from the USA can sing, "God Save America" in Delhi. There will be no sedition charges. The Mahatma served as a Military Stretcher Bearer during the First World War on the British side.. But, later on he was instrumental in persuading the British to leave India. He continued to remain friends with the British, because the British had no more territorial ambitions in India.
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        ladu
        Jun 25, 2017 at 2:52 pm
        This crowd has been flown into the beef eating country called America . And they want H1b visas. Modi will support American beef ?
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          Rahul
          Jun 25, 2017 at 3:08 pm
          Burn just burn, with i m p o t e n t frustration...love it :)
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        2. Harry Porter
          Jun 25, 2017 at 2:19 pm
          Hum lay kay rahain gay... AZADI . Hai haq hamara .... AZADI. Hum chheen kay kain .... AZADI. Himmat say lain ..... AZADI.. Hai Hind pay Laanat ..... AZADI. Yeh Kuttay ........ AZADI Yeh kucchh bhi kar lain ..... AZADI Inhain kaat kay lain ..... AZADI. Inhain torh kay lain ..... AZADI . Ab Naheen rukain ..... AZADI. Aye Hind kay logon ....... AZADI Zara ghaur say sun lo ...... AZADI KASHMIRI LAIN ....... AZADI .....................
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            Rahul
            Jun 25, 2017 at 3:08 pm
            Lauda milega, katue!
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            Loveall
            Jun 25, 2017 at 1:57 pm
            They are shouting bharat mata ki jai and wants pm to raise h1b visa issue with trump .....thats hilarious
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              Murthy
              Jun 25, 2017 at 4:08 pm
              Laugh if it is hilarious, what's stopping you? We do not laugh with you because it is NOT hilarious to us.
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