Here are the highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States:
The people to people relationship was also discussed
There was visible chemistry between the two leaders
All senior figures of administration were there
One major issue discussed was how India and US would counter threat of terrorism
Recognition today that terrorism a global scourge
Two leaders called on Pakistan to ensure its territories are not used to launch terror attacks
Also asked Pakistan to bring 26/11, Pathankot and other terror attacks to justice
On defence, there was sense of regular exchange of policy, India and US major defence partners
On the economic side most discussions were delegation level talks and some over dinner
Economic challenges in both countries are creating demands
There was a sense that both countries should encourage in each other that effort to be the preferred partner when it comes to economic issues
Tim Cook of Apple today said they were hosting 1,00,000 apps that came out of India
White House took a lot care to craft the programmes for the day
Issue of surgical strikes did not come up
There was a lot of discussion on H-1B visas yesterday and today, at official and leadership you will references in the joint statement in regards through the digital partnership
President and First Lady took the PM for a tour of the WH in a great gesture
There was a lot of conversation over dinner including policy issues
Very warm, very open, very cordial exchange
Great deal of ease between President and Prime Minister
They were really very comfortable with each other
Most discussion were on strategic issues
It was very detailed, extensive and focused
The PM saw the President as a force of change
There were some exchanges on their political perspectives
The over-arching theme of policy discussions was how India and US were mutually supportive
There were discussions on defence and security issues, connectivity, Counter-terrorism, Afghanistan, Indian Ocean, Middle East and UNSC
It was also a recognition that India was major engine of growth
Some talk on the tech side on innovation, entrepreneurship specifically digital partnership
And after many years, we've got three-fourth majority in the state assembly.
I want to thank you and all of your representatives. It is such an honor to have you at the White House and in Washington. And we have had tremendous meetings today, tremendous success, and we enjoy a wonderful relationship, but it's never been better than it is today.
And again, any time you'd like, we want to have you back as soon as possible. Thank you very much for being here.
Prime Minister was going to come here at a different time, but we worked out this time because they had elections in a section of India. And it's just a small section, but we said, it's the seventh largest country in the world, that small section of India.
PM Modi is the first world leader to have a working dinner with President Trump. Among the guests dining with them were The First Lady, Jared Kushner, James Mattis, Rex Tillerson S Jaishankar, Ajit Doval and Navtej Sarna.
For @FLOTUS, PM presented a hamper containing a traditional, handcrafted Himachali silver bracelet, tea and honey from Kangra valley.- PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 26, 2017
Hand-woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh were also presented to @FLOTUS.- PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 26, 2017
It honoured the memory of a great American President and symbolized closeness of the ideals for which Lincoln stood and which drove Bapu.
Both leaders share a hug after Trump delivers his remarks at the joint statement at Rose Garden, White House
PM Modi: Right from the opening tweets to the end of the talks, President Trump's welcome was filled with friendliness
Would like to thank you for the warm welcome to the White House from the bottom of the heart
I am grateful for your kind words about India
You spent so much time, I thank you for that. Our talks will be an important page in our ties
Our talks today have been extremely important because they were based on mutual trust
Economic growth is our common goal
Challenges like terrorism were among our topmost priorities
Our strong strategic partnership touches all aspects of human life
We have talked in detail about all sectors of India-US ties
Increased productivity, growth, job creation and breakthrough technologies will be the drivers of our cooperation
I believe my vision of New India and President Trump's vision of MAGA (Make America Great Again) has synergies
India's progress in interest of America and likewise
Investment will be priority. We will take steps to strengthen our digital partnership
We talked about challenges from terrorism, extremism, radicalisation
To fight terrorism and their safe havens is important part of our cooperation
We will increase intelligence exchange and deepen policy exchange
We are also concerned about Afghanistan
Peace and stability in the Indo Pacific region is our common goal
In this region we will work together with America
We have decided to increase maritime security cooperation
We talked about bilateral defence technology, trade, manufacturing partnership. This will benefit both countries
Under your leadership, our ties will scale new heights
I will be a driven, determined, decisive partner to you
I invite you to visit India with your family
Donald Trump: Great honour to welcome leader of the world's largest democracy to the White House
Always had deep admiration for your country and people
Profound respect for your rich culture and heritage
I pledged India would have a true friend in the White House, and that is what you have
Both American and Indian constitutions begin with the same three beautiful words - We The People
The PM and I understand the importance of those words
After our meetings today, I will say relationship between India, US never been stronger, never been better
PM Modi and I are world leaders in social media, we are believers
I am thrilled to salute you PM Modi and all that you have accomplished
You have many accomplishments. India is the fastest growing economy in the world
In a few days you will launch the largest tax overhaul (GST) in your country, we will do it too
You are fighting government coruption
I look forward to working with you to create jobs in our countries and grow our economies
It is important import barriers be reduced for US goods. Hope for a more fair trade balance
To further our economic partnership, PM has invited daughter Ivanka to lead American delegation
We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism. We have both suffered from terrorism
I also thank Indian people for their contributions in Afghanistan
North Korean regime is causing tremendous problems and that is something to be dealt with
PM Modi thank you again for joining me today and visiting our wonderful White House and Oval office
India and US will always be tied together in friendship and respect
As leaders of the two most powerful democracies stand together, ties to deepen on many grounds in talks ahead.
I've been speaking with you and reading about you and you've done a great job economically India's doing so well.
This is the welcome for people in India. Will say more after the meeting.
When he came to India in 2014, when he wasn't even the presidential race, when he was asked about me, he said such nice things about me, they'll be memorable to me. I am grateful to him.
It underlines, also, the fact that both India and US face threat of terrorism and are working together to counter this threat.
US Defence Secretary James Mattis called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington today amid reports that America will sell 22 Guardian drones to India to bolster its surveillance and intelligence gathering capabilities.
The meeting between Mr Mattis and Prime Minister Modi came ahead of the latter's maiden meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House. Mr Mattis met Mr Modi at the Hotel Willard Intercontinental, where the Prime Minister is staying.
Writing about a "growing convergence" between India and the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pitched the mega reform Goods and Services Tax (GST) to American business in a signed article in the Wall Street Journal. PM Modi is on a visit to the US and will meet President Donald Trump today.
The landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST) that will come into effect in India from July 1 could be a subject of study in US business schools, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.
- We are trying to fulfil all our responsibilities.
- I thank you for your support.
-In the last 3 years, the External Affairs Ministry has touched new heights. Whenever 80,000 Indians anywhere around the world faced any trouble, the government strived to get them home safe.
-Today, whenever an Indian faces any problem, the Indian Embassy is there for them.
-An Indian went to Malaysia. She met someone and went to Pakistan. But her life was hellish there. She was trapped.
-Then, she made up her mind and went to the Indian High Commission in Pakistan.
-Eventually, she was safely brought back to India and received by Sushma ji. Today, whatever letters I get from abroad, they praise the changes in Embassies and High Commissions.
The US is full of immigrants. But the love an Indian like me has got from the Indian diaspora here, I don't think any other leader gets that.
But what after that? I wonder if the next generation will stay connected to India.
Every Indian state has a Pravasi Bharatiya department. We also have a Pravasi Bharatiya Bhavan.
- A young country dreams young.
- Foreign Direct Investment is coming to India. Global credit agencies including World Bank and International Monetary Fund are applauding India.
- The world views India as a top investment destination.
- But along with these, innovation, technology and talent is crucial.
- Today, the world is facing the threat of terrorism.
- Countries used to believe it was a local law and order problem.
- But when India conducts surgical strikes, then the world realises that India, if needed, can defend itself.
- We follow global principles because that's our nature. We believe in Vasudhaiva Kutumbhakam.
- They demonstrated that India, which normally follows restraint, can also defend its sovereignty and ensure its security.
- The world could've accused us during surgical strikes. They could've criticised us.
- But not a single country questioned our decision.
104 satellites were launched from the spaceport of Sriharikota
-In the next three years, we want to provide gas connections to 5 crore poor families. It hasn't been 10 months of the scheme and we have already provided connections to one crore households.
-We also transfer the subsidy directly into their bank accounts.
-When we opened bank accounts of the poor, they said, "You've opened accounts but there is no money". But we transferred the subsidy directly to accounts.
-Through Direct Benefit Transfer, we identified ghost accounts and saved a lot of money.
- I urged the rich to give up their gas subsidies. 1.25 crore families gave up their subsidies for the benefit of the poor. This proves that the common man wants to contribute to the growth of the country.
- After they gave up their subsidy, we provided the money to those who use wooden chullahs and the labourers.
"When I think of a developed India, I think of a healthy India, particularly the good health of the women and children of our nation," PM Modi invokes importance of healthcare relating it to use of LPG. Explains how inhaling fumes of chullahs is detrimental to the health of women across India
-The reasons governments have been defeated in India are things like corruption and cheating. People of India do not like corruption.
-There is not a single stain on my government.
-Increased usage of technology brings transparency in systems
You found a favourable environment in the USA which enabled you to grow. And as you grew, so did the USA: PM Narendra Modi.
I have travelled across USA before I became a CM or PM. And after taking over as PM, the warmth the Indian community gave is memorable: PM- PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 25, 2017
Meeting you all is like meeting member of my family.
PM at US CEOs Roundtable: The whole world is looking at India. 7,000 reforms alone by GOI for ease of biz n minimum govt, max governance. pic.twitter.com/zPDthNFKxB- Gopal Baglay (@MEAIndia) June 25, 2017
The lawmakers, from the Republican and Democratic parties, said in a letter to President Trump that high-level engagement with India had failed to eliminate major trade and investment barriers and had not deterred India from imposing new ones.