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PM Modi in Houston LIVE updates: ‘Wherever we go, we should always stay connected with mother tongue’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Speech at Howdy Modi Event Today in Houston Live Updates: PM addressed a massive gathering of nearly 50,000 Indian-Americans at the mega 'Howdy, Modi' event in Houston, which was also attended by US President Donald Trump

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Howdy Modi Event Today in Houston: US President Donald Trump will also address the Indian diaspora along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump at Howdy Modi event in Houston today, Live Updates: In a veiled attack at Pakistan’s efforts to rake the Kashmir issue at international forums, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370has troubled some people who cannot handle their country and who support terrorism“.

While addressing a massive gathering of nearly 50,000 Indian-Americans at the mega ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston, which was also attended by US President Donald Trump, Modi said the “conspirators of 9/11 and 26/11 belonged to the same country”.

“India’s decision on Article 370 has troubled some people, who can’t handle their country, who support terrorism. It is a breeding ground for terrorism. Be it 9/11 attack in USA or 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, the perpetrators of the acts have been found in that one country,” the Prime Minister told the crowd.

Also read | ‘Abki baar Trump sarkar’: PM Modi backs US President for second term at White House

Modi also said that while India lauded and bid farewell to the 70-year-old law (Article 370), the development was being used by separatists and terrorists.

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PM Modi inaugurates Gujarati Samaj of Houston

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Gujarati Samaj of Houston Event Centre and Shri Siddhi Vinayak Temple in Houston, Texas earlier today.

PM Modi in Houston: Mother tongue our strength, should always stay connected

PM Modi in Houston: Wherever we go, we should stay connected with our mother tongue, it has its own strength. You are making a centre for Gujarati community, I request you to never grow distant from your mother tongue, this effort should be continuous for the upcoming generations. 

Donald Trump, PM Modi share stage at ‘Howdy, Modi’: Top quotes

At the Howdy, Modi! event in Houston, US President Donald Trump shared the stage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi also addressed the Indian-American community, lauding the government's move to repeal Jammu and Kashmir's special status, among other things. Click here for top quotes

The USA loves India: Trump

US President Donald Trump shared a short clip of PM Modi's welcome to Houston, Texas for the Howdy, Modi! event, captioning it "The USA loves India". 

PM Modi ends his speech

PM Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump take a lap around the NRG stadium in Houston.

PM Modi invites Trump to visit India

"Mr. President Trump I want you to come to India, with your family. Our friendship will take our shared dreams and our vibrant future to new heights," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

Read | ‘Abki baar Trump sarkar’: PM Modi backs Trump

Taking New Delhi’s ties with the US to new heights, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday endorsed US President Donald Trump for a second term, saying ‘Abki Baar Trump Sarkar‘ in front of nearly 50,000 Indian-Americans at the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston. Read more here.

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Time has come for a decisive battle against terrorism: Modi

PM at 'Howdy,Modi' event:  "Be it the 9/11 in the United States or 26/11 in Mumbai, where are the conspirators found? Time has come for a decisive battle against terrorism and those who encourage terrorism"

India bid farewell to Article 370: PM Modi in Houston

Talking about Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "It had deprived people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh of development. Terror and separatist elements were misusing the situation. Now people there have got equal rights".

Taking a veiled dig at Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this has 'upset those who cannot control their own country,' adding that everyone here knows 'who they are'.

Visuals from 'Howdy, Modi' event

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Diversity is basis of our democracy: PM Modi at Houston event

Addressing the Indian diaspora, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the many languages in India are identity its 'liberal and democratic' society. "Diversity is basis of our democracy," he said.

'Howdy, Modi' event: 'India is growing at faster speed than ever,' PM says

"Today, India wants to grow at a faster speed than ever before. It is challenging the people who think nothing is going to change, ever. In the last 5 years, 130 crore Indians have brought unprecedented results in different sectors," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

2019 elections waved flag of Indian democracy: PM Modi 

"The 2019 Lok Sabha  elections waved the flag of Indian democracy throughout the world. More than 61 crore people participated in it. This is approximately double the total population of the US," Prime Minister Narendra  Modi said.

I am an ordinary man working on order of Indians: PM Modi

"This event is named Howdy Modi, but Modi is nothing alone. I'm an ordinary man working on the orders of 130 crore Indians," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

Energy at NRG stadium is proof of India-US synergy: PM Modi in Houston

Addressing the Indian diaspora at the 'Howdy, Modi' event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the 'energy' at the NRG stadium is a proof of 'India-US synergy'.


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US President says border security vital to both US and India

'Border security is vital to both US and India," Donald Trump said at the event. "We stand proudly protecting innocent Indian-Americans from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism," the US President said. 

'Howdy,Modi' event: Trump on India-US ties

"India has never invested in Unites States like it is doing today, and I want to say it is reciprocal because we are doing the same thing in India," US President Donald Trump said at the event.

World is witnessing a strong India: Donald Trump

Addressing the Indian diaspora at the 'Howdy, Modi' event, US President Donald Trump said that under Prime Minister Modi's leadership the world is witnessing a strong, thriving and sovereign India. "Our relationship today is stronger than ever before and we are grounded in commitment to democracy," he added.

America's greatest, most loyal friend: Donald Trump praises PM Modi

US President Donald Trump describes PM Modi as America's greatest, most loyal friend; says he is doing exceptional job for India. 

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I today introduce you to my family: PM Modi to Trump

PM Modi at NRG stadium: "Hundreds are glued to their TV screen in India even though it is late. You had introduced me to your family in 2017 and today, I have the honour to introduce you to my family".

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'Abki baar Trump sarkar'

Endorsing Trump for the upcoming US elections , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Abki baar Trump sarkar".  "I admire President Trump for his sense of leadership, passion for America and concern for every Americans" he said at the event.

 

'Very special person': PM Modi welcomes Trump

PM Modi welcomes Trump saying he is a 'very special person'.  "It is my honour and privilege to welcome Trump at this magnificent gathering," Modi said. "Everytime I meet Trump, I see his friendliness and warmth," he adds.

Howdy, Modi event: Donald Trump meets PM Modi

Howdy, Modi event: US President Donald Trump meets PM Modi. 

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Donald Trump arrives at 'Howdy, Modi' event

US President Donald Trump arrives at 'Howdy, Modi event'. He was recieved by Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar. 

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Donald Trump arrives at 'Howdy, Modi' event

US President Donald Trump arrives at 'Howdy, Modi event'. He was recieved by Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar. 

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Indians key figure in development of Houston: Mayor

Welcoming Prime Minister Modi, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner highlighted the significance of the event and said that Indians have been a key figure in the development of his city.  "Honoured to say Howdy to Modi in Houston." he had said.

Watch: Crowd cheers as PM Modi makes his way into Houston's NRG stadium

Crowd cheers as Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes his way into Houston's NRG stadium. (Express video by Shubhajit Roy)

That’s a Texas-sized crowd: Raveesh Kumar

"Electric atmosphere at the NRG arena in Houston as 50,000 strong Indian Americans wait for the historic occasion when PM Modi comes on stage together with US President  Donald Trump," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

'Thank you Houston'

"Thank you Houston for such amazing affection," PMO India tweeted a video showing PM's entrance.

Pictures | PM at 'Howdy, Modi' event

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Watch | PM Modi arrives on stage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives on stage at NRG stadium in Houston, he will address the gathering shortly.

PM arrives at NRG stadium

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the NRG stadium in Houston, Texas. 

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America is proud to be your friend: Ted Cruz

"India is the largest democracy on face of Earth. America is proud to be your friend. Today is also a celebration of the Indian-American community in USA including in Texas. We say thank you to you for your incredible contributions," US Senator for Texas, Ted Cruz was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

United States Congressional delegation on stage

United States Congressional delegation arrives on stage at the 'Howdy,Modi' event in Houston.

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'Howdy, Modi': PM arrives at NRG stadium

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at NRG stadium in Houston. He will address the gathering shortly. 

Won't be surprised if there is some announcement by Trump: US Senator

"I won't be surprised if there is some announcement by President Trump today, hopefully we will be able to sort out the trade differences," United States Senator for Texas John Cornyn was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

(Source: ANI)

PM Modi to Trump: Looking forward to meeting you very soon

"It surely will be a great day! Looking forward to meeting you very soon," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet.

WATCH LIVE: Cultural performances at NRG stadium, PM Modi to address soon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon address the Indian-American community at the “Howdy, Modi!” event in Houston, Texas. Watch the LIVE video below. 

Watch: Bhangra artistes perform at the 'Howdy,Modi' event

Bhangra artistes perform at 'Howdy,Modi' event in Houston, Texas. PM Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump to arrive shortly.

'Howdy, Modi': 27 cultural groups to perform before PM's address

The cultural programme preceding Prime Minister Modi's address, showcasing Indian-American artists from Texas and elsewhere, will portray how the community is woven into the larger tapestry of American life. It will involve broad-based community participation across the United States.  The 90-minute music, dance, and multimedia show features close to 400 artists and community members from Texas and across the nation. There are 27 groups performing in a live and multimedia experience that will showcase the diversity in the Indian-American community. (PTI) 

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Houston: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the CEOs, in Houston, Texas, USA, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (PTI)

PM in Houston Live Updates: Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an interaction with the CEOs from the US oil and gas sectors and discussed how to harness opportunities in the area to address India's growing energy needs. The roundtable on Saturday focussed on working together for energy security and expanding mutual investment opportunities between India and the United States.

"It is impossible to come to Houston and not talk energy! Had a wonderful interaction with leading energy sector CEOs. We discussed methods to harness opportunities in the energy sector," Modi, who arrived here on a week-long visit to the US, said in a tweet after the meeting.

The CEOs of 17 global energy companies took part in the meeting. They have a combined net worth of USD 1 trillion with a presence in 150 countries, Raveesh Kumar, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

PM Modi's schedule for today

1) PM Modi and Donald Trump will hold bilateral talks in Houston (Trade, agriculture, energy security, military trade, and space cooperation to top agenda)

2)'Howdy, Modi' event (8:30 pm IST to Midnight)- PM Modi and Donald Trump to address more than 50,000 Indian-Americans at the 'Howdy Modi' event. The three hours long event is scheduled to be held at the NRG Stadium in Houston.

3) Interactive session with members of the US Congress.