Looking forward to build a forward-looking vision for India-US: PM Narendra Modi

Apart from official meetings with Trump and his cabinet colleagues, PM Modi will also be meeting some prominent American CEOs. "I look forward to interacting with the Indian diaspora in the United States as well," he added.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 23, 2017 9:06 pm
Modi, Trump, modi trump, Donald trump, modi us visit, narendra modi, china, south china sea, US china, India china, climate change, latest news, latest world news It will be PM Modi’s first visit to the US after Donald Trump took over as the president.

A day ahead of his visit to Washington DC on June 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is looking forward to building a forward-looking vision for India-US partnership. PM Modi on Friday tweeted, “My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations. Strong India-USA ties benefit our nations and the world.”

Modi will start his three-nation trip to US, Portugal and the Netherlands this weekend. He will reach Washington DC on Saturday evening (Sunday morning, according to IST), after his half-a-day visit to Portugal.

It will be PM Modi’s first visit to the US after Donald Trump took over as the president. In a Facebook post this evening, Modi wrote, “President Trump and I have spoken on telephone prior to this. Our conversations have touched upon our common intent to take forward our productive all round engagement for the mutual benefit of our people. I look forward to this opportunity to have an in depth exchange of views on further consolidating the robust and wide ranging partnership between India and the United States.”

He further wrote that India’s partnership with the United States is multi-layered and diverse, supported by not just Governments but all the stakeholders on both sides. Apart from official meetings with Trump and his cabinet colleagues, Modi will also be meeting some prominent American CEOs. “I look forward to interacting with the Indian diaspora in the United States as well,” he added.

Earlier on Thursday, the US had cleared the sale of 22 predator drones to India, which is being termed as a ‘game-changer’ ahead of the Modi-Trump meet and also for US-India relations as it operationalises the status of “major defence partner”. According to governmental sources, the deal, has been estimated to be worth of USD two to three billion and has been approved by the State Department.

During his three-day stay at Washington, Modi will also be meeting the Indian community there. Even though the community in Washington might not be as big the community as in New York/New Jersey area or the Silicon Valley, held in recent years, the enthusiasm among the people of meeting the prime minister is at the same level.

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  1. B
    Jun 24, 2017 at 4:41 am
    US should not forget these truths: Indian defense establishments and security agencies are dominated by brahmins. 99 percent of these Brahmins are life long loyals to Russia for Russia still takes care of them and their descendents and relatives. Facts: Madhavan Nair, former Chairman of ISRO during the first Moon mission that had the NASA probe to detect water in Moon, after hacking the signals from the probe immediately Called a press conference to maleficiently claim that ISRO HAS DISCOVERED WATER IN MOON. Such is the filth even in a guy who is Chairman of an Indian space agency. The same guy was involved in a humongous scam running into billions of dollars. Similarly Indian security agencies is full of such people who would not think twice to betray India or its population. Think, risk analyze and act!
  2. T
    Jun 24, 2017 at 2:15 am
    2014--Will bring back money from foreign accounts within 100 days,,,,,,,,2015---Achche Din,,,,,2016--Demon will stop corruption and black money in 50 days,,,,,,,,2017---New India by 2022,,,,,,,Latest-----Forward-looking vision for India-US 😴😴😴
  3. F
    Jun 24, 2017 at 2:13 am
    Not the right time to visit. He will come back empty handed
  4. M
    Jun 24, 2017 at 2:02 am
    Working with democratic world can unleash the real potential of India which has been restrained thus far for reasons only known to those (UPAwalla) who have done it. It is only in India that there is democracy in spiritual world and all India needs to do to recover itself is by aligning with real democratic forces to unleash its real covered/hidden treasure/potential further enriching the lives of those who wants to get benefit out of it. In this world of trouble only India's glorious past has the knowledge and answer to many of the problems that is seriously plaguing the world right now. Many nations don't even have the language to talk through these problems and how to get out of it, while India has volumes of practical model scenarios to have real discussion to reach the best conclusion. Just reset to India's spiritual scripture. Note: spirituality does not always mean it is to do with God. Most of the time then not, it is to do something with oneself before doing anything with God!
  5. M
    Jun 24, 2017 at 1:52 am
    Any free and democratic nation has one and only one aspiration to strengthen the fabric of democracy which in turn will strengthen each other. Even if all the countries of the world subscribe to this notion, it will still not be overcrowded, leaving plenty of room for each in his or her personal world to move ahead, unlike undemocratic and dictatorial regimes. Real Democracy is the first step toward real freedom, freedom of spirit meaning advance freely toward one's journey even to spirituality enriching the lives around. What more anyone civilised, wants?
  6. M
    Jun 24, 2017 at 12:30 am
    What happened to the covert nuclear agreement that was signed secretly in London? BUTCHER MODI THE TERRIBLE uses such hype for local elections.
  7. S
    Jun 23, 2017 at 10:08 pm
    Modi-ji, our best wishes with you.
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