Modi also spoke of a major foreign policy issue he addressed on the eve of his departure.
Modi is expected accomplish nearly 50 engagements including a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama during his visit.
The next round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 nations begins in New York on Thursday.
White House said President Obama notified Congress that the widened mission would be limited in duration and scope.
Obama said Israel has the right to defend itself against more than 1,500 rockets launched by Hamas.
While Obama has vowed to keep U.S. forces out of Iraq, he said that the personnel moving into the region are equipped for direct fighting.
That’s the question Obama faces as Iraq plunges into sectarian violence.
Obama announced Tuesday that the 32,000-strong US deployment in Afghanistan would be scaled back to around 9,800by the start of 2015.
Since 2009, Talwar has been a Special Assistant to the US President Barack Obama.
I think Women’s History Month is the perfect time to honor the women of soul, said Obama.
Addressing Democratic Party donors at a fundraiser, Obama said he planned to devote time and energy for candidates.
Barack Obama has asked Vladimir Putin to pull his forces back to bases in Crimea.
The US has had troops in Afghanistan since 2001 following the 9/11 terror attacks.
The Senate has already passed the bill, but the US House of Representatives is yet to pass it.
Murthy would not only be the first-ever Indian-American to occupy this post, but also the youngest ever.