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Narendra Modi meets Barack Obama: Taking bilateral ties to new heights

Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldiers and paid homage to Indian-American astronaut late Kalpana Chawla at Arlington National Cemetery.

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A bilateral visit hosted by US President Barack Obama to discuss foreign policy, ‘State-to-State conversation’ will be the focus throughout the visit — starting from Modi’s visit to the Arlington National Cemetery, the bilateral conversation with Obama at the White House, to the joint meeting of the US Congress on Capitol Hill. There is no large diaspora event scheduled in Washington DC this time.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures on his arrival at Joint Base Andrews (JBA), in Washington DC, USA on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo) READ Modi’s US visit: Less diaspora, more diplomacy as PM lands in Washington

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today began his three-day US visit by laying a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldiers and paying homage to Indian-American astronaut late Kalpana Chawla at Arlington National Cemetery.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Monday, in Arlington, Va. (Source: AP Photo) READ PM Modi lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington

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US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter accompanied the Prime Minister. Indian Ambassador to the US Arun K Singh, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal were also present on the occasion.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, Ash Carter and Major General Bradley Becker, right, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va. (Source: AP Photo) READ PM Modi lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Indian high commissioner to USA, Arun Singh on his arrival at Joint Base Andrews (JBA) in Washington DC, USA on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, left, and Major Gen. Bradley Becker, right, arrive at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., on Monday. (Source: AP Photo)

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stands with three statues during a ceremony marking the repatriation of over 200 artifacts to the Indian government, in Washington, on Monday. The majority of the pieces repatriated were seized during Operation Hidden Idol, which began in 2007 after Homeland Security Investigators received a tip about a shipment of seven crates destined for the US. Statues from left: Idol of Saint Manikkavichavakar also known as Sampanthar, Parvati, from South India, Tamil Nadu Chola Dynasty 12th century, and Jain Figure of Bahubali, from South India, probably Karnataka 14th century. (Source: AP Photo)

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Attorney General Lorreta Lynch, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands during a ceremony marking the repatriation of over 200 artifacts to the Indian government, at Blair House in Washington, on Monday. The majority of the pieces repatriated were seized during Operation Hidden Idol, which began in 2007 after Homeland Security Investigators received a tip about a shipment of seven crates destined for the US (Source: AP Photo)

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a ceremony marking the repatriation of over 200 artifacts to the Indian government, in Washington, on Monday. The majority of the pieces repatriated were seized during Operation Hidden Idol, which began in 2007 after Homeland Security Investigators received a tip about a shipment of seven crates destined for the US (Source: AP Photo)

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US President Barack Obama supported India's candidature for membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) as he discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi ways to take the bilateral ties to new heights. (Source: PIB) Read more here

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Modi said the two leaders discussed a wide range of issues, particularly ways to take the bilateral economic ties to new heights. The other issues discussed by them included terrorism, clean energy, climate change, regional security and cyber security. (Source: PIB) Read more here