Highlights: PM Modi Reaches New York To Address 76th UN Assembly Session

PM Modi in US: PM Modi flew to New York from Washington after holding his first bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House and attended his first in-person Quad summit on Friday.

Highlights: PM Modi Reaches New York To Address 76th UN Assembly Session

PM Modi will address General Debate of 76th Session of UN General Assembly.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reached New York where he is scheduled to address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which had gone virtual last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PM Modi flew to New York from Washington after holding his first bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House and attended his first in-person Quad summit on Friday.

The prime minister and his counterparts - Scott Morrison of Australia and Japan's Yoshihide Suga - attended the meeting of Quad leaders hosted by US President Biden in the US capital.

"Landed in New York City. Will be addressing the UNGA at 6:30 PM (IST) on the 25th," the prime minister said in a tweet.

PM Modi will address the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Saturday. The theme for this year's General Debate is 'Building Resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations''.

As per the second provisional list of speakers for the General Assembly, about 109 heads of state and government will address the General Debate in person and nearly 60 will deliver speeches through pre-recorded video statements.

Here are the Highlights of PM Modi's US Visit:

Sep 25, 2021 14:57 (IST)
US, India affirm to promote shared interests in Indo-Pacific region and beyond

 President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have welcomed increased cooperation between the US and India under the Quad grouping, including in the multilateral domain given their shared vision of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region with respect to territorial integrity and sovereignty, and international law.

During the first in-person bilateral meeting between Joe Biden and PM Modi at the White House on Friday, the two leaders agreed to promote shared interests in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.

The Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue comprises India, the US, Japan and Australia.

PM Modi and Joe Biden "affirmed a clear vision that will guide the US-India relationship forward: building a strategic partnership and working together with regional groupings, including ASEAN and Quad members, to promote shared interests in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond," said a joint statement released after the bilateral meeting.
Sep 25, 2021 13:52 (IST)
PM Modi, Joe Biden express ''deep pride'' on close cooperation between India, US to fight Covid pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden have expressed "deep pride" and appreciation about their nations' close cooperation to fight the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, as they noted that all sections of the society were mobilised in unprecedented ways to share emergency relief supplies during each country's times of need.

The coronavirus pandemic, which was first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, has so far infected 42,853,604 people and claimed 687,084 lives in the US, while in India 33,624,419 people have been infected and 446,658 died due to the disease, according to Johns Hopkins university data. The US is the worst-hit in the world, followed by India.

"President Biden and Prime Minister Modi expressed deep pride and appreciation about their nations'' close cooperation to fight the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, as governments, civil society, businesses, and diaspora communities mobilised in unprecedented ways to share emergency relief supplies during each country's times of need," said a joint statement issued after the bilateral meeting between the two leaders on Friday.

Sep 25, 2021 13:22 (IST)
Will Allow Export Of 8 Million Indo-Pacific Vaccine Doses: India To Quad
Prime Minister Narendra Modi told fellow leaders of the Quad partnership on Friday India will allow the export of 8 million COVID-19 vaccines by end of October in line with a deal reached by the grouping of Australia, India, Japan and the United States in March, India's foreign secretary said on Friday.

Will Allow Export Of 8 Million Indo-Pacific Vaccine Doses: India To Quad
Sep 25, 2021 12:30 (IST)
India, US call on Taliban to adhere to commitments, say Afghan soil mustn't be used to attack any country

India and the US have called on the Taliban to adhere to its commitments and respect the human rights of all Afghans, including women, children and minority groups, and asked the new rulers in Kabul to make sure that the war-torn country's territory is never again used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter or train terrorists.

In a US-India Joint Leaders' Statement issued after the first in-person bilateral meeting between US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Friday, the two leaders underscored the importance of combating terrorism in Afghanistan.

The two leaders resolved that the Taliban must abide by UNSC Resolution 2593 (2021) which demands that Afghan territory must never again be used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter or train terrorists, or to plan or finance terrorist attacks, and underscored the importance of combating terrorism in Afghanistan, according to the joint statement.

Sep 25, 2021 11:15 (IST)
Quad leaders pledge to ensure ''free'' and ''inclusive'' Indo-Pacific

The Quad leaders have pledged to ensure a "free and open" Indo-Pacific, which is also "inclusive and resilient", as they noted that the strategically vital region, witnessing China's growing military manoeuvring, is a bedrock of their shared security and prosperity.

The Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue comprises India, the US, Japan and Australia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison, Japanese premier Yoshihide Suga and US President Joe Biden after their first in-person Quad summit on Friday described it as an opportunity to refocus themselves and the world on the Indo-Pacific and on our vision for what they hope to achieve.

"Together, we recommit to promoting the free, open, rules-based order, rooted in international law and undaunted by coercion, to bolster security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond," the Quad leaders said in a joint statement.

Sep 25, 2021 10:49 (IST)
Watch: "Modi" Chants Greet PM Outside New York Hotel Ahead Of UN Address
Chants of "Modi, Modi", and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrived at his hotel in New York last evening ahead of his address to the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Read more

Watch: 'Modi' Chants Greet PM Outside New York Hotel Ahead Of UN Address

Sep 25, 2021 10:29 (IST)
US President Joe Biden reaffirmed strength to defence ties with India: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

US President Joe Biden in his first-ever meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed the strength to defence relationship and his unwavering commitment to India as a major defence partner, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said.

President Biden welcomed Prime Minister Modi to the White House on Friday. The meeting of the two leaders in the Oval Office lasted for more than 90 minutes, instead of the scheduled 60 minutes.

"President Biden reaffirmed the strength to the defence relationship and unwavering commitment to India as a major defense partner. The leaders welcomed the deepening of advanced industrial cooperation in the defence sector," Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla told reporters at a joint news conference on Friday.

During the meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, he said, there was emphasis on co-developing, co-production and expanding the area of industrials cooperation in the defence sector.
Sep 25, 2021 09:23 (IST)
PM Modi raises issue of H-1B visas with US President Biden: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first-ever in-person meeting with President Joe Biden raised a number of issues involving the Indian community in America, including access for Indian professionals in the US and speaking about the H-1B visas, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said.

Prime Minister Modi described as "outstanding" his first bilateral meeting in the Oval Office with US President Joe Biden who said the Indo-US relationship is destined to be "stronger, closer and tighter".

The prime minister and his counterparts - Scott Morrison of Australia and Japan's Yoshihide Suga - also attended the meeting of Quad leaders hosted by US President Biden in the US capital on Friday.

"He (Modi) spoke of the issue of getting access for Indian professionals to the United States. In that context he mentioned H-1B visa," Mr Shringla told reporters at a news conference on Friday.

Sep 25, 2021 08:27 (IST)
Sep 25, 2021 08:05 (IST)
India uses its right of reply in response to Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan's references on Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir during his United Nations General Assembly speech.

  • We exercise our right of reply to one more attempt by the leader of Pakistan to tarnish the image of this August forum by bringing in matters internal to my country and going so far as to spew falsehoods on the world stage: Sneha Dubey, First Secretary at UN General Assembly.
  • While such statements deserve our collective contempt and sympathy for the mindset of the person who utters falsehood repeatedly. I'm taking the floor to set the record straight: Sneha Dubey, First Secretary at UN General Assembly
  • Regrettably, this isn't first time leader of Pakistan has misused platforms provided by the UN to propagate false and malicious propaganda against my country and seeking in vain to divert world's attention from sad state of his country where terrorists enjoy free pass: Sneha Dubey
  • Member States are aware Pakistan has established history and policy of harbouring, aiding and actively supporting terrorists. This is a country that has been globally recognised as openly supporting, training, financing and arming terrorists as matter of State policy: First Secretary Sneha Dubey
  • Entire Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were, are and will always be integral and inalienable part of India. This includes areas that are under illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pakistan to immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation: First Secretary Sneha Dubey

Sep 25, 2021 07:57 (IST)
Sep 25, 2021 07:56 (IST)
Sep 25, 2021 04:11 (IST)
PM invites Biden to India: Foreign Secretary
PM Modi invited President Joe Biden to visit India. President Biden noted with thanks and appreciation. We certainly look forward to the visit of the US President at the earliest & mutual convenience: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla
Sep 25, 2021 04:10 (IST)
PM proposes a common international travelling protocol at Quad meet: Foreign Secretary
PM Narendra Modi proposed a common international travelling protocol involving mutual recognition of the COVID19 (vaccination) certificate. It was well-received by all Quad leaders: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla
Sep 25, 2021 04:09 (IST)
We were finalising MoU on health and biomedical sciences, a comprehensive document that provides for cooperation in health sector across the board. It goes in areas like pandemic preparedness, biomedical research to reduce risk of future pandemics: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Sep 25, 2021 03:51 (IST)
Joe Biden was very specific in stating that he felt India should have a permanent seat in the UN Security Council: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla
There was an appreciation of our presidency of the UN Security Council, especially on the Afghanistan issue. President Joe Biden was very specific in stating that he felt India should have a permanent seat in the UN Security Council: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

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Sep 24, 2021 23:57 (IST)
"The Quad - a force for global good": PM's Office
Sep 24, 2021 23:46 (IST)
PM Modi speaks at historic Quad Leaders' Summit
"President Biden, thank you for hosting the first Quad meet. Our four nations met for the first time after the 2004 Tsunami to help the Indo-Pacific region. Today, when the world is fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come here again as the Quad for the welfare of humanity," said PM Modi in his opening remarks at the Quad Leaders' Summit.

"Our vaccine initiative will help Indo-pacific nations a great deal," continued the PM.

Sep 24, 2021 23:41 (IST)
PM Modi attends the Quad Leaders' Summit
PM Modi arrives for the Quad Leaders' Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden at the White House.
Sep 24, 2021 23:34 (IST)
Indian delegation arrives for Quad Leaders' Summit
Sep 24, 2021 23:29 (IST)
Sep 24, 2021 22:57 (IST)
Sep 24, 2021 22:41 (IST)
PM Modi calls US President Joe Biden's leadership on global issues "commendable"
Sep 24, 2021 22:10 (IST)
Sep 24, 2021 21:58 (IST)
Sep 24, 2021 21:47 (IST)
"I'm convinced under your leadership": PM Modi to US President Biden
"After assuming charge as the President of the US, you have taken some important initiatives. From Covid to climate to Quad, you have taken many unique initiatives. This will create a great impact in the future. Today we have the opportunity to discuss the issues and I'm convinced under your leadership," said PM Modi at the White House.
Sep 24, 2021 21:43 (IST)
"Trade will remain a key area of cooperation": PM Modi to US President Biden
PM Modi tells Biden, "Trade will be an important factor in India-USA ties in the coming decade.. Trade will remain a key area of cooperation between both the countries."


Sep 24, 2021 21:35 (IST)
"4 million Indians make the US strong and better": US President Biden at bilateral meeting
"4 million Indians make the US strong and better," said US President Biden, referring to the 4 million people of Indian origin that live in the United States.

In response, PM Modi said, "This decade will be shaped by talent and people-to-people linkages. I am glad the Indian diaspora is making an active contribution towards USA's progress."
Sep 24, 2021 21:17 (IST)
"The seeds have been sown for an even stronger friendship between India and USA": PM Modi
Sep 24, 2021 21:06 (IST)
US Vice President Kamala Harris comments on her earlier meeting with PM Modi
Sep 24, 2021 20:57 (IST)
First glimpse of PM Modi and US President Joe Biden's bilateral in the Oval Office:
Sep 24, 2021 20:55 (IST)
Sep 24, 2021 20:41 (IST)
"I look forward to strengthening the deep ties between our two nations": US President Biden
Sep 24, 2021 20:35 (IST)
PM Modi arrives at the White House to meet with US President Joe Biden
Sep 24, 2021 20:31 (IST)
Sep 24, 2021 20:23 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi In US: PM's Bilateral With Joe Biden Shortly, Big Quad Summit Follows: 10 Points
See the top 10 updates on the PM's visit to the US so far, leading up to his meeting with US President Joe Biden and the first-ever in person Quad summit later today.
Sep 24, 2021 20:19 (IST)
'Space, 5G...': White House Official Hints At What Quad Leaders Will Announce Today
Quad leaders will announce a new working group on space, a supply chain initiative and a 5G deployment and diversification effort apart from discussing challenges in the Indo-Pacific, climate change and COVID-19 during their historic meeting today.

Quad leaders are also planning to roll out vaccine deliverables and announce a series of measures in the field of healthcare and infrastructure sector, said officials in Washington.
Sep 24, 2021 19:56 (IST)
'China Won't Care About Their Ties With US...': Chinese Media On Quad
An editorial in Chinese state media has accused the US of working to contain China's rise and warned the Quad nations that it "would not hesitate to punish them" if they "followed the US too far in confronting China".

The editorial in the Chinese Communist Party-backed Global Times comes on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold a bilateral with US President Joe Biden and attend the first in-person meeting of the Quad member states - the US, Australia, India and Japan.
Sep 24, 2021 19:56 (IST)
PM's Bilateral With Biden Today, Big Quad Summit Follows
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Joe Biden today at the White House. This will be the first in-person meeting between the two leaders after Mr Biden became President in January. PM Modi will also attend the Quad summit tonight.