Narendra Modi In US: PM And I Are World Leaders In Social Media, Says Donald Trump At White House

Narendra Modi In US: PM And I Are World Leaders In Social Media, Says Donald Trump At White House

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President Donald Trump at the White House.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a joint statement with US President Donald Trump after holding delegation talks. PM Modi had arrived at the White House earlier today, where he was greeted by Trump and First Lady Melania. This was followed by a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders. The PM is on a three-day trip to US as part of his three-nation tour. This is PM Modi's fifth visit to the US, where he forged a close relationship with former US President Barack Obama and called the US "an indispensable partner". However, this is his first visit to US after the Trump administration came to power early this year.

Here are the highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States:

Jun 27, 2017 08:14 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for the Netherlands, the final leg of his three-nation tour, after concluding his visit to the US.

Jun 27, 2017 05:49 (IST)
Terrorism was identified as a key challenge: S Jaishankar

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
Jun 27, 2017 05:35 (IST)
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar Briefs Media On PM Modi-Trump Meeting

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
Jun 27, 2017 05:29 (IST)
PM Modi leaves White House, Hugs Donald Trump And Shakes Hands With Melania Trump.
Jun 27, 2017 05:27 (IST)
Fine Dine At The White House

Jun 27, 2017 05:24 (IST)
To Add Icing To Cake Is That In Those Elections (UP), Our Party (BJP) Won: PM Modi to Trump

And after many years, we've got three-fourth majority in the state assembly.
Jun 27, 2017 05:23 (IST)
We Will Do Toasts As Soon As Media Leaves, A Very Intimate Toast: Trump Tells PM Modi (Laughs)

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.

Jun 27, 2017 05:18 (IST)
Donald Trump's First Working Dinner With PM Modi

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.
Jun 27, 2017 04:21 (IST)

Jun 27, 2017 04:20 (IST)
The stamp had been issued in 1965 to mark the death centenary of President Abraham Lincoln.

It honoured the memory of a great American President and symbolized closeness of the ideals for which Lincoln stood and which drove Bapu.

Jun 27, 2017 03:29 (IST)
Finally! The Famous Modi Hug

Both leaders share a hug after Trump delivers his remarks at the joint statement at Rose Garden, White House

Jun 27, 2017 03:13 (IST)
We are global engines of growth: PM Modi During Joint Statement

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
Jun 27, 2017 03:05 (IST)
PM Modi and I are world leaders in social media: Donald Trump

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

Jun 27, 2017 02:50 (IST)
Donald Trump and Prime Minister Modi to deliver their joint statement shortly at Rose Garden, White House.

Jun 27, 2017 02:34 (IST)
Earlier, President Trump praised PM Modi and said "He has done a great job, economically"
Jun 27, 2017 02:22 (IST)
The Trump-Modi Bonhomie: Laughs And Handshake

As leaders of the two most powerful democracies stand together, ties to deepen on many grounds in talks ahead.

Jun 27, 2017 02:18 (IST)
Meanwhile, The First Lady tweets:

Jun 27, 2017 02:14 (IST)

Jun 27, 2017 02:13 (IST)

Jun 27, 2017 02:09 (IST)
Thank you for ordering equipment from US; no one makes military equipment like the US: Trump during delegation level talks with India

Jun 27, 2017 02:01 (IST)
Happening Now: India-US delegation level talks at the Cabinet Room. This comes 20 minutes after PM Modi and Donald Trump held one-on-one meet at the Oval Room.

Jun 27, 2017 01:55 (IST)

Jun 27, 2017 01:53 (IST)
Congressman Frank Pallone tweets:
Jun 27, 2017 01:31 (IST)
Donald Trump On PM Modi: Such a great Prime Minister

I've been speaking with you and reading about you and you've done a great job economically India's doing so well.

Jun 27, 2017 01:27 (IST)

Jun 27, 2017 01:23 (IST)
Grateful for the way I was welcomed by the President and the First Lady: PM Modi

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.

Jun 27, 2017 01:20 (IST)
Melania is dressed in a yellow printed gown with a waist belt and Trump is wearing a navy blue suit with red tie.

Jun 27, 2017 01:12 (IST)
JUST IN: PM Modi arrives at the White House. Donald Trump greets him with a handshake.

Jun 27, 2017 01:11 (IST)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump coming out of the White House as they wait for PM Modi.

Jun 27, 2017 01:10 (IST)
Security in place as PM Modi's arrival is awaited.

Jun 27, 2017 01:06 (IST)

Jun 27, 2017 01:02 (IST)
PM Modi to arrive at the White House any moment now where he will spend five hours. Donald Trump along with First Lady Melania Trump will welcome the Prime Minister.

Jun 27, 2017 00:58 (IST)
The White House is all set to receive PM Modi. The lush green lawn outside President Donald Trump's official residence.

Jun 26, 2017 23:08 (IST)
Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin Branded Global Terrorist By US Ahead Of PM Modi-Trump Meet

The US State Department's step vindicates India's long standing position on cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan.
Jun 26, 2017 22:40 (IST)
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Gopal Baglay addresses media in Washington DC

US' Secretaries of Defense and State called on PM Modi this morning.

Both meetings conveyed warmth of the relationship.

Such interactions are in nature of courtesy meetings. Not many specific matters are touched upon.

In Mr Tillerson's meeting, he conveyed President Trump was eagerly looking forward to hosting PM Modi.

Desire of both sides to strengthen India-US relationship in strategic and economic areas was mentioned by Mr Tillerson. PM Modi conveyed India's desire to walk side by side.

There was general discussion on situation in Asia Pacific and elsewhere.

PM Modi conveyed the fulcrum of India's foreign policy which is to have good relations with neighbours. India wishes the progress of its neighbours. 

There was discussion on counter-terrorism.

Secretary Mattis began by referring to PM Modi's op-ed in Wall Street Journal today.

The situation in Afghanistan was discussed. Mr Mattis conveyed appreciation for India's role.

Both sides decided they will remain in touch, there is no need to cooperate. Our strategic partnership is multifaceted and multidimensional.

On Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin's designation as global terrorist

The notification has just come. We will see what specific provisions are. It vindicates India's longest standing position that cross border terrorism is behind the disturbances in Kashmir.

It underlines, also, the fact that both India and US face threat of terrorism and are working together to counter this threat. 

Jun 26, 2017 21:48 (IST)
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held discussions with PM Narendra Modi.

Jun 26, 2017 21:32 (IST)
US Defence Secretary James Mattis Calls On PM Modi In Washington

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.

Jun 26, 2017 20:52 (IST)

Jun 26, 2017 10:08 (IST)
India, US Share 'Ambitious Horizons', Writes PM Modi In An Op-Ed
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.
Jun 26, 2017 09:09 (IST)
Jun 26, 2017 08:58 (IST)
India is a youthful nation with youthful dreams and aspirations: PM
Jun 26, 2017 08:55 (IST)
GST Could Be Studied In US Business Schools: PM
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.
Jun 26, 2017 01:30 (IST)
PM concludes his address by thanking Indians in US for their support

- We are trying to fulfil all our responsibilities.

- I thank you for your support.

Jun 26, 2017 01:27 (IST)
If any ministry has fully utilised social media tool, it is our Foreign Ministry and minister Sushma Swaraj. Even at 2 am, Sushma ji responds to an Indian in distress and action is taken within 24 hours. This is good governance.

Jun 26, 2017 01:25 (IST)
PM showers praised on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

-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.
Jun 26, 2017 01:21 (IST)
Modi informs the gathering about the Pravasi Bharatiya department in India
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.
Jun 26, 2017 01:17 (IST)
"I invite you all. If you think your capabilities can do some good for the country, then you won't get a better opportunity than this," says PM Modi

Jun 26, 2017 01:16 (IST)
World views India as a top investment destination, PM Modi tell Indians in US
- 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.
Jun 26, 2017 01:14 (IST)
If you want to give back to India, this is the best time to do so: PM urges the Indian community in USA

Jun 26, 2017 01:12 (IST)
Not a single country questioned our decision: PM on India's surgical strike

- 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.

Jun 26, 2017 01:08 (IST)

Jun 26, 2017 01:06 (IST)
Just two days ago, we launched 31 nano satellites. Last month, we created a world record.. launched 104 satellites which took the world by storm. .

104 satellites were launched from the spaceport of Sriharikota
Jun 26, 2017 01:03 (IST)
Will provide gas connections to 5 crore poor families, explains PM Modi

-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.
Jun 26, 2017 01:00 (IST)
Youth finds mention in PM Modi's speech

Jun 26, 2017 00:58 (IST)
Many Indian families have given up their LPG subsidies: PM Modi

- 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.

Jun 26, 2017 00:56 (IST)
Healthy India requires healthy mothers, asserts PM Modi
"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
Jun 26, 2017 00:51 (IST)
PM defends his 'stain-free' government in the country

-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
Jun 26, 2017 00:49 (IST)
India is progressing at a record pace today, says PM Modi
Jun 26, 2017 00:48 (IST)
The biggest transformation India has witnessed today, which I experience everyday, is that every Indian wants to do something - doing something - for the development of the country: PM Modi
Jun 26, 2017 00:45 (IST)
And as you grew, so did the USA, PM Modi tells Indian community in US
You found a favourable environment in the USA which enabled you to grow. And as you grew, so did the USA: PM Narendra Modi.

Jun 26, 2017 00:43 (IST)
You may have left India... But, you celebrate whenever something good happens in India. And you weep when something bad happens, says the Prime Minister.
Jun 26, 2017 00:42 (IST)
"In this programme, I see both a mini-India and a mini-USA. People from all the states of both the nations are represented here today": PM Modi says amid cheers from the Indian community members attending his address in Washington DC.
Jun 26, 2017 00:41 (IST)
After I became PM, you organised so many events which the world still remembers. Even global leaders identify me by those events, says PM Modi.
Jun 26, 2017 00:38 (IST)
Warmth that the Indian community gave is memorable: PM Modi

Jun 26, 2017 00:38 (IST)
PM Modi begins his address
Meeting you all is like meeting member of my family.
Jun 26, 2017 00:34 (IST)
Indian Ambassador in the US, Navtej Sarna introduces PM Modi before his address.
Jun 26, 2017 00:31 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi arrives to begin addressing the Indian community.
Jun 26, 2017 00:12 (IST)
PM Modi is on his way

Jun 25, 2017 23:52 (IST)
PM Modi To Address Indian Community In Virginia Shortly
Jun 25, 2017 22:49 (IST)
PM Modi's meeting with US CEOs end
Jun 25, 2017 21:36 (IST)
Jun 25, 2017 21:35 (IST)
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Jun 25, 2017 21:24 (IST)
Jun 25, 2017 21:16 (IST)
PM Modi chairs meeting with top American business leaders in Washington DC

Participants include Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Google's Sundar Pichai, MasterCard's Ajay Pal Singh Banga and Apple's Tim Cook.
Jun 25, 2017 21:03 (IST)
Jun 25, 2017 21:03 (IST)
Jun 25, 2017 20:39 (IST)
Jun 25, 2017 11:50 (IST)
Top US Lawmakers Urge Donald Trump To Press PM Modi On Trade, Investment

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.
Jun 25, 2017 09:06 (IST)

Jun 25, 2017 07:19 (IST)
Indian ambassador Navtej Sarna and his wife received PM Modi at the time of his arrival.

Jun 25, 2017 07:16 (IST)
Watch PM Modi's arrival in Washington.

Jun 25, 2017 07:10 (IST)
PM Modi meets the Indian community in US at Andrews base in Washington.

Jun 25, 2017 06:58 (IST)
PM Modi arrives in Washington.

Jun 25, 2017 06:45 (IST)
Jun 25, 2017 06:44 (IST)
Jun 25, 2017 06:32 (IST)
View of the Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC 

Jun 25, 2017 06:15 (IST)
Watch as a gathering outside Joint Base Andrews cheer for the Prime Minister.

Jun 25, 2017 06:13 (IST)
Indians in US eagerly wait to get a glimpse of PM Modi outside Andrews Air Base 
Jun 25, 2017 05:24 (IST)
The flags of both India and The United States fly high before PM Modi's arrival in US

Jun 25, 2017 04:58 (IST)
Vijay Chauthaiwale who is in-Charge of Foreign Affairs Department, BJP gives us the mood at Andrew Air force base in Washington ahead of PM Modi's arrival.

Jun 25, 2017 01:46 (IST)
The Official Embassy of India in Washington DC responds to President Trump's tweet, welcoming PM Modi
Jun 25, 2017 01:39 (IST)
US Senator Kamala Harris welcomed the Prime Minister, hours before he arrived.
Jun 25, 2017 01:28 (IST)
President Donald Trump tweets welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House ahead of his arrival in US.
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