PM Modi In US Live Updates: When India Grows, World Grows, Says PM Modi At UN General Assembly

PM Modi in US Live: India has developed the world's first DNA vaccine that can be given to everyone above 12 years of age, PM Modi said.

PM Modi In US Live Updates: When India Grows, World Grows, Says PM Modi At UN General Assembly

PM Modi's UN Speech: World facing danger of regressing thinking and extremism, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today in New York, the first time since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in December 2019. "The strength of India's democracy lies in the fact that a young tea seller is addressing the UN for the 4th time," the Prime Minister said in his opening remarks. 

India has developed the world's first DNA vaccine that can be given to everyone above 12 years of age, PM Modi said. "While understanding the responsibility towards humanity, India has yet again started giving vaccines to those who need it," the PM said.  

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.

PM Modi flew to New York on Saturday 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.

PM Modi had last addressed the UN General Assembly session in 2019. Last year, world leaders had submitted pre-recorded video statements for the United Nations General Assembly session in September, as heads of state and government could not physically attend the annual gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Sep 25, 2021 23:07 (IST)
We are stronger and better when we are together, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the shared experience of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the people that they are "stronger and better" when they are together.

"For almost two years now, humanity is battling a once in a lifetime global pandemic. Our shared experience of fighting the pandemic has taught us - we are stronger and better when we are together," he said in a video message.

He said the world saw glimpses of this collective spirit when the COVID-19 warriors, doctors, nurses, medical staff gave their best to defeat the pandemic. 
Sep 25, 2021 21:57 (IST)
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Sep 25, 2021 21:17 (IST)
PM Modi at UNGA cautioned ''terrorism as tool is double-edged sword'': Harsh Vardhan Shringla

PM Modi in his UNGA speech said that countries that are using terrorism as a "political tool" must understand that terrorism is an equally big threat to them.

"The Prime Minister also referred to the most pressing issue of today, which is topic of conversation of almost all heads of state or government who spoke at United Nations, that is, the situation in Afghanistan,"  Harsh Vardhan Shringla said.

"He said countries using terrorism as a tool should note that it is a double-edged sword. I think that is a very important point to make. You cannot think of encouragement to terrorism because that can come back to bite you," he added.
Sep 25, 2021 21:01 (IST)
PM Modi's visit to US very successful, comprehensive, says Foreign Secretary

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi address to the General Assembly marks the culmination of a very successful and very comprehensive tour of the United States," Harsh Vardhan Shringla told the media after PM Modi's address at the UNGA.
Sep 25, 2021 20:52 (IST)
Sep 25, 2021 20:48 (IST)
PM Modi invites vaccine manufacturers across the world to ''Make In India''

"India, which lives on Sewa Paramo Dharma (service is the main duty), is engaged in vaccination development and manufacturing despite limited resources. I want to inform UNGA that India has developed the world''s first DNA vaccine, which can be administered to all people above the age of 12 years," PM Modi said at the UNGA.

"Another mRNA vaccine is in its late stages of development. Scientists in India are also engaged in the development of a nasal vaccine for Corona. Realising its responsibility towards humanity, India has once again started giving vaccines to the needy of the world. I also invite vaccine manufacturers from all over the world today to- Come, Make Vaccine in India," the Prime Minister said.
Sep 25, 2021 20:07 (IST)
Essential to ensure Afghanistan territory not used to spread terrorism: PM Modi at UNGA

Noting that the danger of regressive thinking and extremism is increasing in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that it is absolutely essential to ensure that Afghanistan territory is not used to spread terrorism and for terrorist activities.

"Today, the danger of regressive thinking and extremism is increasing in the world. In these circumstances, the whole world has to make science-based, rational and progressive thinking the basis of development," PM Modi said while addressing the UNGA.

"It is absolutely essential to ensure that Afghanistan territory is not used to spread terrorism and for terrorist activities," he added.
Sep 25, 2021 19:42 (IST)
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Little boy who helped his father at tea stall is addressing UNGA for fourth time: PM Modi

Highlighting the strength of the Indian democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday noted how a little boy who at one time used to help his father at his tea stall, is today addressing the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for the fourth time.

PM Modi said that he represents a country that is known as the ''mother of democracy.'' "We have a great tradition of democracy that goes back thousands of years."

India's diversity is the identity of the country's strong democracy, he added. "It is a country that has dozens of languages and hundreds of dialects, different lifestyles and cuisine. This is the best example of a vibrant democracy."

"The strength of the democracy is demonstrated by the fact that a little boy who at one time used to help his father at his tea stall is today addressing the UNGA for the fourth time," PM Modi said.
Sep 25, 2021 19:25 (IST)
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PM Modi at UNGA
  • In order to strengthen science-based approach, India promoting experience-based learning 
  • Strong start-up ecosystem has been developed 
  • Corona pandemic has taught the world that the global economy should be more diversified now
  • We have started work on making India the world's largest green hydrogen hub
  • Our oceans are also our shared heritage 
  • That is why we must keep in mind, we must use ocean resources and not abuse them 
  • Our oceans the lifelines of international trade 
  • We must protect them from the race of expansion and exclusion
  • World facing danger of regressing thinking and extremism 
  • We need to be alert and ensure no country tries to take advantage of the delicate situation there and use it as a tool for their selfish interests

Sep 25, 2021 18:52 (IST)
Live Updates PM Modi at UN General Assembly: PM's open invitation, says Come, Make Vaccine In India
  • On COWIN: offers digital support to administer million doses in a single day 
  • I'd like to inform the UNGA that India has developed the world's first DNA vaccine. Another vaccine is in the final stages of development
  • Indian scientists working on developing a nasal vaccine for the coronavirus 
  • India has resumed process of providing vaccines to those who need it in the world
  • I extend invitation to vaccine manufacturers around the world: Come To India  
Sep 25, 2021 18:45 (IST)
Sep 25, 2021 18:42 (IST)
PM Modi at UNGA
  • Last 1.5 years, the world has been grappling with the worst pandemic in 100 years
  • I pay tribute to all those who have lost their lives in the deadly pandemic, express condolences to their families 
  • I represent a country proud to be known as the mother of democracy, great tradition of democracy that goes back thousands of years
  • Our diversity is the identity of our strong democracy 
  • The strength of our democracy is demonstrated by the fact that a little boy who used to help his father at a tea stall - is addressing the UNGA  for the 4th time as PM of India
  • Yes, democracy can deliver, democracy has delivered 
  • Mr President, today is the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay
  • Inspired by Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya's philosophy of 'antyodaya', India is moving ahead and ensuring integrated and equitable development for all
  • Our priority is that development should be all inclusive and universal and one that nurtures all 
  • India has made homeless families - home owners 
  • Polluted water a big problem not just for India but the entire world, in particular for poor and developing countries 
  • In India, we are carrying out a campaign to ensure piped clean water reaches homes
  • For development, people must have property rights, ownership records a must 
  • Drones being used to map over 6 hundred thousand villages 
Sep 25, 2021 18:35 (IST)
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PM Narendra Modi arrives at the UN Headquarters
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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 17:51 (IST)
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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 17:20 (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.