Ties Strengthened, Nuke Group Support Assured, As PM Narendra Modi's 5-Nation Tour Ends

Ties Strengthened, Nuke Group Support Assured, As PM Narendra Modi's 5-Nation Tour Ends
Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed his 5-nation tour which began with Afghanistan followed by brief visits to Qatar and Switzerland. After a brief stopover om Mexico, PM Modi left for New Delhi today.

Earlier, at the Capitol Hill, PM Modi, at a joint session of the US Congress, delivered a powerful speech evoking huge applause and standing ovations covering issues such as nuclear partnership, terrorism and climate change. He also shared his to-do list which he said will transform India.
Jun 09, 2016 21:08 (IST)

Jun 09, 2016 11:08 (IST)
PM Modi Heads Back

After a successful five-nation tour, PM Narendra Modi heads back for New Delhi.


Jun 09, 2016 09:26 (IST)
PM Modi and Mexican President Bonding Over Tacos

Jun 09, 2016 09:23 (IST)

In a very special gesture, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto personally drives PM Modi to Quintonil for Mexican vegetarian fare.

Jun 09, 2016 09:20 (IST)
Areas Of Partnership Between India And Mexico

India Mexico Partnership 6
Jun 09, 2016 09:03 (IST)

Jun 09, 2016 07:48 (IST)

Jun 09, 2016 07:47 (IST)
PM Modi In Mexico: Will Cover Substantial Ground
  • We are meeting for the third time in last two years. I truly value your friendship Mr. President.
  • We have agreed to develop a roadmap of concrete outcomes to upgrade our ties to a Strategic Partnership
  • Mexico an important partner for India's energy security. We are looking to move beyond  buyer-seller relationship & into a long-term partnership.


Jun 09, 2016 07:39 (IST)
PM Modi and President Nieto lead #IndiaMexico delegation level talks.



Jun 09, 2016 07:22 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi and President Enrique Pena Nieto meet at Los Pinos to hold restricted talks.
Jun 09, 2016 06:22 (IST)

Jun 09, 2016 05:11 (IST)
PM Modi is received by Mexican Foreign Minister, Ms Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, upon his arrival in Mexico City.

Jun 09, 2016 04:47 (IST)
Mexico Agenda

PM Modi is scheduled to meet President Enrique Pena Nieto at a working dinner later today before leaving for New Delhi.

As he landed, the PM tweeted saying the visit is brief but will cover substantial points.


Jun 09, 2016 04:40 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi reaches Mexico for the last leg of his 5-nation visit.


Jun 09, 2016 00:26 (IST)
Jun 08, 2016 23:20 (IST)
PM Modi says, "I want the combined power of India and the US to become a force for good in the world."



  • From combating global warming to terrorism, there is much that India and the US can do together by pooling resources.
  • The US was first curious about India but now our shared values have led us to think together about what we can do for the world.
Jun 08, 2016 23:17 (IST)
PM Modi addresses a reception hosted in his honour by US Congressional members
Jun 08, 2016 22:52 (IST)
Jun 08, 2016 21:53 (IST)
Humbled! PM Modi applauds the warm appreciation for his speech


Jun 08, 2016 21:37 (IST)
PM Modi concludes his speech with the words of American poet Walt Whitman

"The Orchestra have sufficiently tuned their instruments, the baton has given the signal." And to that, if I might add, there is a new symphony in play."




Jun 08, 2016 21:31 (IST)
Terrorism remains the biggest threat. Need of the hour is to deepen our security cooperation

  • The fight against terrorism has to be fought at many levels.
  • And, the traditional tools of military, intelligence or diplomacy alone would not be able to win this fight.
  • Terrorism must be deligitimised.
  • We have both lost civilians and soldiers in combating it. The need of the hour is for us to deepen our security cooperation.
Jun 08, 2016 21:28 (IST)
How Important is Afghanistan? A commitment to rebuild a peaceful, and stable and prosperous Afghanistan our shared objective, says PM Modi

I had visited Herat in Western Afghanistan to inaugurate Afghan-India Friendship Dam, a 42 MW hydro-electric project built with Indian assistance.
I was also there on the Christmas day last year to dedicate to that proud nation its Parliament, a testimony to our democratic ties.
India too has made an enormous contribution and sacrifices to support our friendship with Afghan people.


Jun 08, 2016 21:24 (IST)
A strong India-U.S. partnership can anchor peace, prosperity, and stability from Asia to Africa & from Indian Ocean to the Pacific: PM Modi
Jun 08, 2016 21:21 (IST)
For #TransformingIndia, PM Modi shares his to-do list, says, "It's long and ambitions, but you'll understand."


  • A vibrant rural economy with robust farm sector
  • A roof over each head and electricity to all households
  • To skill millions of our youth
  • Build 100 smart cities
  • Have a broad band for a billion, and connect our villages to the digital world
  • And create a twenty-first century rail, road and port infrastructure.
  • These are not just aspirations; they are goals to be reached in a finite time-frame.

Jun 08, 2016 21:19 (IST)
What an honour! More than once... even twice, PM Modi's speech evokes another standing ovation from US Congressional members



Jun 08, 2016 21:15 (IST)
3 million Indian Americans - Are among your best CEOs, academics, astronauts, scientists, economists, doctors, even spelling bee champions: PM Modi
Jun 08, 2016 21:12 (IST)
How big is Yoga in America? PM Modi quotes Apple's virtual assistance Siri



  • SIRI tells us that India's ancient heritage of Yoga has over 30 million practitioners in the US.
  • It is estimated that more Americans bend for yoga than to throw a curve ball. And, no Mr. Speaker, we have not yet claimed intellectual property right on Yoga.
Jun 08, 2016 21:10 (IST)
India will never forget the solidarity shown by the U.S Congress when terrorists from across our border attacked Mumbai in November of 2008: PM Modi
Jun 08, 2016 21:10 (IST)
Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement has changed the very colours of leaves of our relationship: PM Modi
Jun 08, 2016 21:04 (IST)
For my government, the Constitution is its real holy book: PM Modi



And, in that holy book, freedom of faith, speech and franchise, and equality of all citizens, regardless of background, are enshrined as fundamental rights.
Jun 08, 2016 21:00 (IST)
A standing ovation for PM Modi as he says, "Gandhi's non-violence inspired the heroism of Martin Luther King,"


Jun 08, 2016 20:56 (IST)
India lives as one; India grows as one; India celebrates as one: PM Modi



  • Our founders created a modern nation with freedom, democracy, and equality as the essence of its soul. And, in doing so, they ensured that we continued to celebrate our age old diversity.
Jun 08, 2016 20:54 (IST)
The Threads of freedom and liberty form a strong bond between our two democracies: PM Modi
  • Mr. Speaker, Our nations may have been shaped by differing histories, cultures, and faiths. Yet, our belief in democracy for our nations and liberty for our countrymen is common.
  • The idea that all citizens are created equal may be a central pillar of the American constitution.
  • But, our founding fathers too shared the same belief and sought individual liberty for every citizen of India.
Jun 08, 2016 20:51 (IST)
"Honored," says PM Modi as he begins his address - "This temple of democracy has encouraged and empowered other democracies the world over."


  • In granting me this opportunity, you have honoured the world's largest democracy and its 1.25 billion people
Jun 08, 2016 20:49 (IST)
PM Modi takes the stage to begin his speech, the members continue to applaud his arrival.


Jun 08, 2016 20:48 (IST)
A standing ovation and a huge round of applause:

 As PM Modi walks down the hall, shaking hands with members of the Congress.


Jun 08, 2016 20:46 (IST)
Jun 08, 2016 20:04 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi meets the Congressional Leadership at Capitol Hill. He's scheduled to address a joint session of the Congress shortly.


Jun 08, 2016 19:49 (IST)
PM Modi arrives at Capitol Hill
Jun 08, 2016 19:45 (IST)
Jun 08, 2016 19:37 (IST)
PM Modi, in a few hours from now, will address a joint meeting of US lawmakers at Capitol Hill. He will be the fifth Indian leader to make a speech to Congress since 1985.
Jun 08, 2016 06:06 (IST)
India More Than Just a Large Market, PM Modi Tells US Businesses



  • India is a reliable partner, a source of high quality scientific, engineering and managerial talent.
  • We will continue to make progress on improving the investment climate and Ease of Doing Business.
Jun 08, 2016 06:00 (IST)
A partnership between American capital & innovation, and Indian human resources and entrepreneurship can be very powerful: PM Modi



  • Its very important for us that developed countries open their markets, not only to goods from countries like India but also to services.
  • We are encouraging foreign and domestic investors to set up high quality and efficient manufacturing facilities: PM
  • We will continue to have disciplined and prudent macro-economic policies: PM Modi
Jun 08, 2016 05:52 (IST)
Jun 08, 2016 05:49 (IST)
We have cut fiscal deficit while increasing productivity and investment: PM Modi

This has happened with certain steps:

  • We have imposed carbon tax on fossil fuels & reduced wasteful expenditure through innovative methods and use of technology.
  • Secondly, we have decentralized diesel prices.
Jun 08, 2016 05:42 (IST)
America is not just a country with a great past, but a country with an exciting future: PM Modi



  • A larger Indian Economy has multiple benefits for the world. India represents more than just a market. A talent pool, a R&D source.
  • Ours will be a partnership which will benefit both the countries.
  • The Indian-American community has a major contribution in US economy. It's rare that immigrants enjoy such great respect.
Jun 08, 2016 05:36 (IST)
PM Modi addresses the US-India Business Council in Washington

Jun 08, 2016 04:48 (IST)
An evening dedicated to business: PM Modi meets US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker


Jun 08, 2016 04:40 (IST)
PM Modi at the US-India Business Council rountable, asks CEOs  to "work more closely with India and in India"


Jun 08, 2016 03:30 (IST)
PM Modi meets CEOs of top US businesses at the US-India Business Council in Washington. A roundtable follows.


Jun 08, 2016 02:52 (IST)
Major Takeaways From India-US Joint Statement

  • India-US sign pact on sharing of terrorist screening info; call for Pakistan to bring to justice perpetrators of 26/11 & Pathankot attacks.
  • India-US sign deal to set-up six US-made nuclear reactors in India
  • Deeper economic and trade ties for shared prosperity - mutual support  for sustainable & inclusive growth, job creation, skill development and innovation.
  • A  $20 million US-India Clean Energy Finance initiative.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding for development of Global Entry Program.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation on Wildlife Conservation and Combating Wildlife Trafficking.
  • United States called on Nuclear Suppliers Group Participating Governments to support India's application when it comes up at the NSG Plenary later this month.




Jun 08, 2016 02:40 (IST)
Jun 07, 2016 23:05 (IST)
India-US Agree To Begin Work On 6 Nuclear Reactors

India and US have agreed to begin engineering and site design work immediately for six nuclear power plant reactors in India and conclude contractual arrangements by June 2017: White House
Jun 07, 2016 22:05 (IST)
Be it the Missile Technology Control Regime or the Nuclear Suppliers Group, I will be ever grateful for the support my friend Obama has extended: PM Modi



We will meet again for the G20 summit. Will fulfill my dream of climate change.
Jun 07, 2016 22:00 (IST)
As two friends and two countries, I am proud of the leadership role that India and US have undertaken: PM Modi



India is a young country. The US is well aware of India's talent and together we will work to use this strength for the welfare of the world

Jun 07, 2016 21:58 (IST)
The Famous Hug

"A strong bond of friendship exists between the two countries. I thank PM Modi for his leadership," says President Obama




Jun 07, 2016 21:56 (IST)
I support India's bid for the membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group: US President Obama



Our priority is to promote economic growth in the two countries and create more employment
Jun 07, 2016 21:53 (IST)
"We discussed how we can quickly bring the Paris Agreement on climate change into effect," says President Obama


Jun 07, 2016 21:45 (IST)
"We discussed a range of issues. Thanks for inviting me," says PM Modi as the meeting with US President Obama concludes. The two will address a joint press conference shortly.
Jun 07, 2016 21:40 (IST)
First Picture: The tradition of warm greetings and candid pictures continue at PM Modi's meeting with US President Barack Obama



Jun 07, 2016 20:29 (IST)
PM Modi's meeting with President Obama at the Oval Office is likely to be centred around the defence cooperation between the two countries. India's push for admission in the Nuclear Suppliers Group or NSG will also be discussed along with climate change. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar are accompanying the PM.


Jun 07, 2016 20:11 (IST)
PM Modi arrives at the White House to meet President Barack Obama




Jun 07, 2016 20:09 (IST)
Ahead of PM Modi's and US President Barack Obama's meeting at the White House, India secures admission in the Missile Technology Control Regime which will enable the country to procure high-end missile technology, and help with its big push to join the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group or NSG.


Jun 07, 2016 13:56 (IST)

Jun 07, 2016 03:58 (IST)
Probing the minds of those who shape foreign policy. PM Modi at an interaction with think tanks in Washington.
Jun 07, 2016 03:46 (IST)

Jun 07, 2016 03:30 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi speaking at Blair House:

  • I am grateful to President Obama for returning to us these treasures which join us to our past.
  • When we look at these artifacts we realise how much our ancestors had mastered the science and arts.
  • Over the past two years, various countries have endeavoured to return India's stolen cultural heritage.
  • In India we have archaeological digs, we find such artifacts. Government are now coming up with laws against trafficking of these treasures.
  • Both, governments and laws have become more alert about trafficking of cultural artifacts are are working to prevent it.

Jun 07, 2016 03:27 (IST)
Today we begin the process of returning more than 200 stolen cultural objects back to India, says US Attorney General at Blair House.
Jun 07, 2016 03:24 (IST)

Jun 07, 2016 03:20 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi at Blair House for ceremony of Repatriation of Cultural Property. (ANI Photo)

Jun 07, 2016 03:00 (IST)
Astronaut Sunita Williams and the family of Kalpana Chawla meet PM Modi at Arlington National Cemetery.
Jun 07, 2016 02:56 (IST)

Jun 07, 2016 02:32 (IST)
Jun 07, 2016 02:02 (IST)
For the PM, It's people first: a warm welcome by the Indian community


Jun 07, 2016 00:47 (IST)
Jun 07, 2016 00:28 (IST)
PM Modi's Air India One lands at the Joint Base Andrews in Washington


Jun 07, 2016 00:24 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi in Switzerland


PM Modi scored a big win by getting Switzerland's nod to support India for a membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group or NSG, 48-member club of nuclear trading nations. India was shut out from joining the elite group for decades after it refused to sign a Non-Proliferation Treaty while it developed its nuclear technology. However, a civil nuclear agreement with the United States, signed in 2008, has given India access to foreign suppliers without giving up its arms.

Done. PM Modi Gets Swiss 'Yes' For India In NSG (Nuclear Suppliers Group)
Jun 07, 2016 00:04 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi In Qatar


PM Modi's first appointment in Qatar was an address at an Indian workers' camp in Doha where he assured the workers that he will discuss issues of forced labour and abuse by employers with the Qatari leadership. In response Qatar, taking note of PM's concerns, has said the new labour laws will soon put an end to the problems.

The Prime Minister also shared a table with the labourers for a quick breakfast




Jun 06, 2016 23:53 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi In Afghanistan


PM Modi began his trip with Afghanistan where he inaugurated the Afghan-India Friendship Dam in, India's biggest infrastructure project under New Delhi's development partnership wioth Afghanistan

Friendship Dam: India's Landmark Infra Project In Afghanistan
Jun 06, 2016 23:48 (IST)
PM Modi is on a 5-nation tour. The US visit will be his fourth since assuming office in 2014 and his seventh meeting with US President Barack Obama.

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