This Article is From Sep 30, 2015

PM Modi Concludes 5-Day US Visit, Leaves for India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today concluded his two-nation tour of Ireland and the US, and has left for India.

In Dublin, PM Modi issued a joint statement with his Irish counterpart Enda Kenny and addressed the Indian diaspora. In New York, PM Modi held meeting with top CEOs and world leaders.

He made a strong pitch for a global partnership for sustainable development at his UN General Assembly address. After a score of meetings with tech giants in Silicon Valley, he is back to New York to meet US President Barack Obama in the last leg of the US visit.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi wraps-up his New York engagements, concludes his five-day US visit and leaves for India.

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In his last few engagements in New York, PM Modi meets Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto

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Success of UN Peacekeeping ultimately depends not on the weapons of soldiers, but on the moral force of the UN Security Council: PM Modi
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I would like to pay homage to the peacekeepers who laid down their lives for the highest ideals of United Nations: PM Modi
Sep 29, 2015 01:53 (IST)
Mandates are ambitious, but resources are often inadequate: PM Modi at UN Peacekeeping Summit

  • 18,000 Indian troops have participated in UN Peacekeeping Operations
  • India has participated in 48 in peacekeeping operations.
  • India has provided training to peacekeeping officers in 82 countries.
  • Indian Army is also the largest volunteer force in world's history to the UN.
Sep 29, 2015 01:50 (IST)
PM Modi begins his UN Peacekeeping Address
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We reaffirm our commitment to the United Nations peacekeeping: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

  • There is need for mobilization of resources.
  • Pakistan has been full engaged with the high-level panel on peacekeeping.
  • Pakistan has consistently been among the top troop contributors.
  • Pakistan has always supported reforms to better meet the requirements of the continuously changing demand of peacekeeping.
  • We will continue to provide highly-trained peacekeeping officers.
  • It's our privilege to work with other member states in maintaining global peace. Despite challenging circumstances, our commitment to UN peacekeeping is firm.
Sep 29, 2015 00:59 (IST)
The lesson for us is that we must keep and maintain trust in one another. This must be a top priority: President of Rwanda Paul Kagame

Sep 29, 2015 00:55 (IST)
Those who work as peacekeepers must always remember never to abuse who they are meant to protect: Ban Ki-moon
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We must remember the brave men and women who laid their lives for peace: UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon

  • Peacekeeping ops save lives, protect people and help countries overcome conflict.
  • UN peacekeeping missions are supporting 200 thousand refugees in South Sudan.
  • We are in troubled times. Peacekeepers have never been more challenged. And we face extremist criminal groups.
  • First time in 15 years that we react urgently and collectively.
  • We need more police personnel and people in justice and correctional departments. We need more women participation.
Sep 29, 2015 00:43 (IST)
More nations need to commit more forces. I commend those who have come here and have shown their commitment to peacekeeping: Barack Obama

  • We need to recruit for the protection of the civilians. Innocent people are caught in crossfire like in South Sudan. We also have to candidly admit, and I'll be clear on that, we have to stop the abuse of civilians by peacekeepers. We have to agree on zero tolerance on this.
  • We need to conduct more peacekeeping operations. We also need more women in peacekeeping operations.
Sep 29, 2015 00:41 (IST)
US President Barack Obama Addresses World Leaders at UN Peacekeeping Summit

  • We know peace operations are not the solution to all problems. But these are one of the most important tools to counter armed conflict.
  • As a consequence, peacekeepers have gone to more dangerous conflicts. The supply of well-trained peacekeepers can't keep up with demand.

Sep 29, 2015 00:40 (IST)
PM Modi, Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif wave at each other as the UN Peace Summit begins in New York
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Sep 28, 2015 23:04 (IST)
'Have Sought Permission from UN to Declare Our INDCs on October 2," Says External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup

  • October holds special significance for us as it is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was the greatest champion of environment conservation.
Sep 28, 2015 22:57 (IST)
External Affairs Ministry Holds Press Conference in New York on India's Commitment to Sustainable Development and Climate Change

  • India's commitment to climate change is second to none. We are ready to play a leadership role.
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I Thank Obama for His Support for India's Permanent Membership in UN Security Council: PM Modi

  • As terrorism threats grow, we have resolved to deepen our cooperation.
  • This meeting and my visit demonstrates the extraordinary diversity of our relationship.
Sep 28, 2015 21:56 (IST)
At the Joint Briefing with US President Obama, PM Modi Says "Value Your Friendship and the Vision and Commitment Between Our Countries".

  • In Silicon Valley, I saw the driving force of our relationship.
  • Together we can do a lot for achieving the sustainable development goals.
  • We have both set ambitious national agendas.
  • Our partnership is of great significance to the world.
  • I thank Mr Obama for answering my call on the global partnership for sustainable development.
Sep 28, 2015 21:54 (IST)
'An Opportunity to Define Common Principles,' Says Barack Obama During Bilateral Meeting with PM Modi

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PM Modi, US President Obama begin bilateral talks at the United Nations in New York.

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Just at the entrance of UN, before the bilateral talks, PM Modi and US President Obama spare a moment for casual conversations

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At the United Nations in New York, PM Modi meets US President Barack Obama for the 5th time in a year.

Sep 28, 2015 20:14 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet US President Barack Obama shortly in the last leg of his US visit. President Obama in his US General Assembly address urged for a global partnership for a war on terrorism. Here are the highlights from his speech.

  • Force alone can't impose peace, dictatorships not sustainable 
  • Today's dictators are tomorrow's calls for revolutions
  • If Iran deal fully implemented, it will prevent war
  • Let's remember how this started
  • Assad reacted to peaceful protest
  • Fueling the current strike
  • ISIL depends on perpetual war to survive
  • But they also survive on a poisonous ideology
  • Part of that should be a constant rejection by Muslims
  • And also by non-Muslims who link Islam with terror
  • We will continue to be the largest donor to support the refugees

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PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with French President Francois Hollande in New York

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets his British Counterpart David Cameron

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his British counterpart David Cameron in New York today on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly summit.
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In San Jose, PM Narendra Modi Asks For 'Certificate' on Performance: 10 Developments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the Indian community in the US for "a certificate" on whether he has fulfilled the promises he had made. The 18,500-strong crowd that packed a California stadium roared a top grade.

  • The PM's hour-long address at a reception in San Jose marked the end of his two-day visit to Silicon Valley, during which he also met tech giants and visited Facebook and Google.

  • Chants of "Modi, Modi" rose as the Prime Minister entered the SAP Center and also frequently during his speech. For those who couldn't be present inside the packed stadium, massive television screens were put up outside.

  • "Today after 16 months, I want a certificate from you. I had said I will not leave any stone unturned... to fulfill the responsibility I have been given by 125 crore people. Every moment of my life I will devote to work. Have I kept my promise, am I working hard?" the PM asked.

  • So saying, he made yet another attack on the opposition Congress without naming it: "In our country, it doesn't take much for allegations to come up against politicians... This person made Rs. 50 crore, that son made Rs. 250 crore, that daughter made Rs. 500 crore, someone's damaad (son-in-law) made Rs. 1,000 crore..." Damaad is seen as a reference to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and his controversial land deals.

  • "Aren't you sick of all of this? Aren't you angry? My countrymen, I am standing in your midst. Is there any allegation against me?" the PM asked. "No," said the audience in one voice.

  • The PM's speech was packed with context for his audience. "Did anyone think brain drain can become brain gain? This is not brain drain but brain deposit. When the opportunity comes, it will come to the service of Mother India - with Interest," he said.

  • "The magic of your fingers on the keyboard has given India a new identity. You are forcing the world to change," he told his audience made up of many IT professionals. California has the largest population of non-resident Indians in the US, with a heavy concentration of them in the Bay Area.

  • The PM began the day with a Townhall at the Facebook headquarters, where, answering a question from Mark Zuckerberg, he broke down as he talked about the hardships his mother had endured while raising her family.

  • He also visited the Google campus, where Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced 11 new languages on Android next month, including PM Modi's mother tongue Gujarati. And, high-speed wireless internet service at 500 railway stations in India.

  • In Silicon Valley the PM met the world's top tech chiefs, including India-born Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Mr Pichai, sharing his plans for Digital India. He now heads to New York, where he will meet US President Barack Obama.
Sep 28, 2015 11:21 (IST)
PM Modi Outlines JAM Initiative
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today introduced to a large crowd of Indians in San Jose what he called his "JAM" style of governance.
Sep 28, 2015 11:20 (IST)
'15 Years to Define Terrorism': PM's Dig at UN

Describing terrorism and global warming as the two biggest threats to the world, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today questioned why the UN had not yet arrived at a clear definition of terrorism.

"If it has taken the UN 15 years to define terrorism, how many years will they take to fight it?" PM Modi said, addressing a large gathering of the Indian diaspora at the SAP Centre in San Jose.

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While the Prime Minister spoke, the cheers came from a packed stadium in San Jose

Sep 28, 2015 08:51 (IST)
And before PM Modi leaves, he stops and remembers to share a "good news". A direct Air India flight from Delhi to San Francisco thrice a week starting on December 2.
Sep 28, 2015 08:47 (IST)
Signing-Off, PM Modi asks the audience to say "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Jai Veer Bhagat Singh"

Sep 28, 2015 08:45 (IST)
The dreams of every Indian, together we, the 125 crore people, have to realise those dreams. I thank the Governor of California and the Congressmen for inviting me here: PM Modi
Sep 28, 2015 08:43 (IST)
Don't think it's there, won't come here. Terrorism can spread in every corner of the world. And every humanitarian country in the world has to unite to face it. This is the demand of today's challenges.
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On a request that I casually made one day, 30 lakh people of India have given up their gas cylinder subsidy
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When I took office, came to Delhi, I was pained to see, about 50 per cent Indians had not seen the doors of a bank. We took the initiative of opening their bank accounts. Today, 18 crore new accounts are opened.

  • For the poor, we decided that they could open even with zero balance.
  • Bank-wallahs asked me sir please at least give us the money for stationery. I said, we have had lazed for 40 years, now is the time to sweat.

Sep 28, 2015 08:22 (IST)
e-governance is easy governance. It is the most economical governance.
Sep 28, 2015 08:20 (IST)
India is the first country to be successful at Mars mission in its first attempt. In the very first attempt. The same happened in my case: PM Modi

Sep 28, 2015 08:19 (IST)
Earlier India's identity were the Upanishads. In the field of science, India has made a new identity.
Sep 28, 2015 08:18 (IST)
While his address goes on - #ModiAtSAPCenter tops the India Trends on Twitter
Sep 28, 2015 08:17 (IST)
PM Modi Takes a Dig at Opposition Congress in San Jose with 'Daamad' Remark

"It doesn't take much for politicians to get allegations to their name. The son made Rs 50 crore, the daughter made Rs 250 crore, the son-in-law (daamad) made Rs 1,000 crore. The relative got the contract. The people of India are sick of corruption."

Sep 28, 2015 08:14 (IST)
What can't the country do, which has the strength of 800 million young people. This country now, can not be left behind.
Sep 28, 2015 08:12 (IST)
PM Modi says, "I'll live for the country, I'll die for this country." And the chants of 'Modi, Modi' are louder than before.
Sep 28, 2015 08:10 (IST)
Every moment of my life and every particle in my body, I will devote to the work of my country.

  • Today, after 16 months, I need your certificate. Have I done good work? (the crowd cheers)
Sep 28, 2015 08:04 (IST)
Everybody agrees the 21st century is the century of Asia. But today, people say, the 21st century belongs to India. This change is not because of Modi, this change came because of 1.2 billion Indians: PM Modi amid chants of his name

Sep 28, 2015 08:02 (IST)
Very few people will know, he who had given up his youth for Independence, who had lived by Gandhi's principles. And when there was an emergency in 1975, was put in Jail. This was Jai Prakash Narayan, who had come to California to study. India's relation with this area has remained unbroken.
Sep 28, 2015 07:58 (IST)
If in the 19th Century, my Sikh brothers came here as farmers and were restless for the independence of India. Today, in the 21st century, my countrymen will fight for India's poverty.
Sep 28, 2015 07:51 (IST)
And the biggest thing, American citizens feel proud of the people of Indian origin. I congratulate you for this, I salute you.

  • There were discussions in India that the 'brain drain' has to stop. No one thought the brain drain could also be converted into 'brain gain'. And when the time comes, this will come to the use of 'Maa Bharat'.
  • So this is not brain drain, this is a deposit! A very valuable deposit! And I say this my countrymen, that time has come now.

Sep 28, 2015 07:47 (IST)
I am experiencing a vibrant image of India in California today: PM Modi

  • I have come to California after 25 years. I can see a lot of change. I see new faces.
  • Today, there is a new image of India, a new perception of India in the world. People are moved to change their perception of the old India. This is the magic of your fingers at the computers.
  • Sitting here, with your innovations, you are compelling the world to change. And the people who refuse to change, are soon going to become irrelevant.
Sep 28, 2015 07:45 (IST)
PM Modi begins with good evening California. "Your enthusiasm is apparent. Today is the 27th of September here. In India, it's 28th September. This is the birth anniversary of India's brave son Shaheed Bhagat Singh. I salute him. May he always be remembered"
Sep 28, 2015 07:41 (IST)
Crowd breaks into 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'. And there he arrives. Followed by the national anthems of the US and India.

Sep 28, 2015 07:37 (IST)
From the Bay Area, Silicon Valley and beyond, the Congressmen from California including Mayor Sam Liccardo are on the stage to welcome PM Modi

Sep 28, 2015 07:35 (IST)
Yet again, the crowds break into chants of 'Modi, Modi' as the Prime Minister walks to the stage of San Jose's SAP arena.

Sep 28, 2015 07:16 (IST)
PM Modi arrives at the SAP Center. His address to begin shortly.

Sep 28, 2015 07:15 (IST)
PM Modi arrives at SAP Center in San Jose where he will address the Indian community shortly
Sep 28, 2015 06:56 (IST)
Singer Kailash Kher, who travelled as a part of 'Team Modi' from New York to California, is on stage

Sep 28, 2015 06:45 (IST)
To spread the word of the Modi government's 'Clean Ganga' mission, a short film 'Namami Gange' for the audience of San Jose

Sep 28, 2015 06:38 (IST)
With dhols and more, a dance performance by the Mona Khan Company wins the crowd cheers.

Sep 28, 2015 06:35 (IST)
And the people from PM Modi's hometown are sure to show it off. 'Modi Loves Dhokla' reads one of the hand-written poster.
Sep 28, 2015 06:25 (IST)
The hosts for tonight - comedian Rajiv Satyal and actress Ashvini Bhave

Sep 28, 2015 06:17 (IST)
With a maximum seating capacity of 18,500 people, a giant stadium prepares for a grand event. The authorities say that over 45,000 people signed up to attend PM Modi's address.

Sep 28, 2015 06:03 (IST)
A cultural event proceeds the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Traditional dance performances entertain the Indian diaspora in the US.

Sep 28, 2015 06:00 (IST)
The SAP Center in San Jose is almost full. Yet, people wait in long queues at the security check.

Sep 28, 2015 04:51 (IST)
Let me tell you, when you find hurdles in your way, we will be there to help you: PM Modi at India-US Start-Up Konnect

  • I am delighted that Qualcomm has announced a fund of $150 million.
  • This is a special event because the idea of start-ups is close to my heart.
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Indians account for 15 per cent of start-ups here. Many Indians are leading the companies in America today.

  • At the thought of Startups it was natural to pick Silicon Valley for our first overseas event.
  • India and US have a natural partnership in tech and innovation that has shaped the knowledge economy.

Sep 28, 2015 04:39 (IST)
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You, the job creators, underline America's success and inspire the world: PM Modi

  • The Start-ups today defy natural rates of growth. An idea can become a global product within a year, multiplying customers & employees.
  • India's own ecosystem of startups is evolving rapidly. It is driven by the energy, enterprise and innovation of our youth.
  • India has woken up to potential of start-ups with great enthusiasm and energy. In the past few years they have grown exponentially.
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When I came to power I thought of my government as a start-up: PM Modi at India-US Start-Up Konnect

  • I often said if there is a strong wind, blowing, some may try to shut the window, others will try to put up a windmill.
  • New ideas have always displaced old ones. Startups have always been the engines of progress. Mega corps of today have been startups of yesterday.

Sep 28, 2015 04:06 (IST)
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PM Modi arrives for the India-US Start-Up Konnect at Fairmount Hotel in San Jose.

Sep 28, 2015 03:54 (IST)
A little while ago at Facebook, a moment well captured

Sep 28, 2015 03:48 (IST)
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Before the India-US Start-Up Konnect, A roundtable on renewable energy hosted by Sanford University

Sep 28, 2015 02:42 (IST)
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PM Modi will be next seen at the India-US StartUp Konnect. The event has begun and the prime minister is expected to join shortly
Sep 28, 2015 02:20 (IST)
And the meetings continue, PM Modi with the US Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz

Sep 28, 2015 02:01 (IST)
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It's Google's co-founder Larry Page (extreme left), CEO Sunder Pichai (middle) and the chief of Google's newly formed parent company and conglomerate Alphabet Inc. Eric Schmidt (right) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Sep 28, 2015 00:54 (IST)
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Google and Indian Railways are planning to introduce Wi-Fi at 500 stations. Railways in India is like a country in Europe: PM Modi

  • Whatever you guys have done here, we will further use it for benefit of the poor.
  • I would like to congratulate you all for your work.

Sep 28, 2015 00:47 (IST)
PM Modi: I used to say that the advent of technology was for the people to save time. To simplify things. But in actuality, what has happened is the opposite of it. People spend all their time on their phones today.
Sep 28, 2015 00:40 (IST)
Sunder Pichai invites PM Modi to speak amid chants of 'Modi, Modi'. The crowd greets him with 'Kem Cho', PM Modi replies by saying "A-One"

  • For 15 hours you are sitting at your computers finding solutions to problems. We should introduce the 'Hackathon' culture in India.
  • You are sacrificing your night's sleep to find solutions, to bring a change. It's a noble cause.
Sep 28, 2015 00:39 (IST)
India was the first country where Google Chrome become the No. 1 browser: Sunder Pichai

  • We will bring the Android platform in different languages in Indian states including PM Modi's hometown Gujarat.

Sep 27, 2015 23:57 (IST)