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Modi's three-day US visit: All Updates Modi
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Modi's three-day US visit: All Updates

IBNS | @indiablooms | 22 Jun 2023, 12:47 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a historic three-visit to the US. He landed in New York on Tuesday for the visit which spanned out between meetings with Tesla CEO Elon Musk to US President Joe Biden. IBNS brings all updates of Modi's visit... 

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Partnership between India, US good for future of democracy in the world: Modi in address to US Congress

23 Jun 2023, 12:11 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the partnership between India and the US augurs well for the future of democracy in the world, and together the two nations can give a better future to the world, and a better world to the future.

In an address to the joint sitting of the US Congress, the Prime Minister also said that while the world has seen many advances in AI – artificial intelligence, "there have been even more momentous developments in another AI – America and India" – referring to the growing close friendship between the two nations.

“A lot has changed since I came here seven summers ago. But a lot has remained the same – like our commitment to deepen the friendship between India and the US,” he said.

The PM also spoke on radicalism and terrorism, saying they still remain a pressing danger for the whole world. “These ideologies keep taking new identities and forms, but their intentions are the same.

“Terrorism is an enemy of humanity and there can be no ifs and buts in dealing with it. We must overcome all such forces sponsoring and exporting terror.”

PM Modi discusses trade, investment, defence during his meeting with US President Biden

23 Jun 2023, 12:10 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on an Official State Visit to the USA, met President Joe Biden and discussed issues ranging from trade, investment, defence and security on Thursday.

Modi described his interaction with Biden as 'productive'.

He visited the White House on Thursday, where he was accorded a ceremonial welcome by Joseph Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Thousands of Indian-Americans were also present at the occasion to welcome the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister, thereafter, had productive conversations with President Biden, in restricted and delegation-level formats.

The leaders highlighted the long-standing friendship and growing cooperation between the two countries, which spans areas like trade and investment, defence and security, energy, climate change, and people-to-people ties.

PM Modi arrives at The White House for state dinner, guest list includes Mukesh Ambani, Anand Mahindra

23 Jun 2023, 12:06 pm

After a historic address to the joint session of the US Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at The White House on Thursday for the prestigious state dinner.

Industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Anand Mahindra are among the guests attending the state dinner hosted by US President Joe Biden in PM Modi's honour at the White House.

PM Modi's US Congress address stresses on Indo-Pacific stability, need for dialogue to end Ukraine war

23 Jun 2023, 12:05 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday addressed the historic joint session of the US Congress where he reiterated that the Indo-Pacific region is a "shard concern" and shared a vision that the region should be "free from domination", a comment that was seen by many as a reference to China. 

Without naming China, he said, "Dark clouds of coercion and confrontation are casting their shadow in the Indo-pacific. The stability of the region has become one of the central concerns of our partnership."

"We share a vision of a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific, connected by secure seas, defined by international law, free from domination and anchored in ASEAN centrality... A region where all nations small and large, are free and fearless and in their choices, where progress is not suffocated by an impossible burden of debt, where connectivity is not leveraged for strategic purposes..." he said in his address to the joint session of the US Congress.

Remembering his past visits to the US, PM Modi said: "Through the long and widening road that we have travelled, we have made the test of friendship. A lot has changed since I came here 7 summers ago. However, a lot has remained the same, like our commitment to deepen the friendship between India and the US."

He said that in the past few years, there have been many advances in Artificial Intelligence. "At the same time, there has been even more momentous development in other AI, America and India," the Indian PM added.

'No space for discrimination in India': PM Modi's reply to US media question on minorities' rights

23 Jun 2023, 12:04 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said there is absolutely no space for religious discrimination during a joint media address with President Joe Biden at The White House.

Asked about the rights of religious minorities by a US reporter, PM Modi said: "Regardless of caste, creed, religion, gender, there's absolutely no space for discrimination."

"There is no democracy in the absence of human rights," he added.

'Democracy is in our DNA': PM Modi in joint address with President Joe Biden

23 Jun 2023, 12:03 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday held bilateral talks with US President Joe Biden at The White House's Oval Office which he termed as a new chapter, direction, and energy to the comprehensive partnership.

PM Modi was accorded a grand welcome at The White House. President Joe Biden in his address said "India and the US are two great nations, two great friends."

"Indians and Americans are both people who, in a way, turn obstacles into opportunities": Joe Biden in a joint media statement.

"Indian firms are announcing 2 billion dollars in optics fibre in Carolina. We are opening new consulates. Our nations look together on regional nations. We look at problems unleashed by Russia with war on Ukraine. We are building regional connections to the Middle east. We're putting sustainable development on the agenda of G20," Biden said.

PM Modi gets grand welcome at White House, says 'India, US ties based on democratic values'

23 Jun 2023, 12:00 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a 3-day historic state visit to the US, was given a grand welcome at the White House on Thursday, where he is holding bilateral talks with US President Joe Biden.

PM Modi was welcomed with a 19-gun salute and playing of the national anthems at the south lawns of the White House. Welcoming PM Modi, President Biden said, "We have spent a lot of time together, since I was Vice President... Given the situation of the world, it is essential that India-US work together".

India and US share the same democratic values; I hope along with 130 billion Indians that India's 'tricolour' and America's 'stars and stripes' keep flying high: PM Modi at White House

22 Jun 2023, 08:32 pm


In a short while, I will address the US Congress for the 2nd time; I thank Prez Biden for this honour; We will discuss on a slew bilateral issues: PM Modi at White House

22 Jun 2023, 08:29 pm

Indians have contributed immensely to the growth of US: PM Modi speaks at White House

22 Jun 2023, 08:27 pm

GE Aerospace strike deal with HAL to make fighter jet engines for IAF amid PM Modi's landmark visit to US

22 Jun 2023, 06:19 pm

Amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi's state visit to the United States, GE Aerospace and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have signed an agreement to collaborate on the production of fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force.


PM Modi presents Joe and Jill Biden symbols of Indian heritage, culture and spirituality

22 Jun 2023, 05:33 pm

PM Modi brought along a variety of presents for Joe and Jill Biden. From 7.5-carat green diamond to the 10 principal Upanishads, the gifts also included a meticulously handcrafted sandalwood box adorned with 'das danam'. The box also carried a silver idol of Lord Ganesha, the revered Hindu deity known for removing obstacles.



Modi in US: PM, US First Lady Jill Biden attend special event on skilling

22 Jun 2023, 01:06 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attended a special event related to skill development at the National Science Foundation, and was joined by US First Lady Jill Biden.

PM Modi in a tweet said he was honoured that the US First Lady joined the event.

"Honoured that @FLOTUS @DrBiden joined us in a special event relating to skill development. Skilling is a top priority for India and we are dedicated to creating a proficient workforce that can boost enterprise and value creation."

Modi in US: PM holds talks with CEOs of GE, Micron, Applied Materials

22 Jun 2023, 01:05 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening held talks with the CEO of Applied Materials, Gary Dickerson, CEO of General Electric, Lawrence Culp, and the CEO of Micron Tech Sanjay Mehrotra and discussed collaborations with India.

During his talks with Gary Dickerson, President and CEO of Applied Materials, PM Modi invited Applied Materials to “contribute in strengthening the semiconductor ecosystem in India”.

Modi's US tour: PM, US President Biden have 'great conversation' in White House

22 Jun 2023, 01:05 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a “great conversation on several subjects” with US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden during a private engagement at the White House on Wednesday evening.

The PM in a tweet after the private talks, thanked his hosts for the evening.

“I thank @POTUS@JoeBiden and @FLOTUS @DrBiden for hosting me at the White House today. We had a great conversation on several subjects.”

PM Modi-led yoga event at UN Headquarters in New York creates Guinness World Record

22 Jun 2023, 01:04 pm

Showcasing India's soft power at the global stage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Yoga celebration at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday created a Guinness World Record for the participation of people from maximum nationalities.

PM Modi, who is in New York on the first leg of his historic state visit to the US at the invitation of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, led the event at the UN Headquarters to commemorate the 9th International Day of Yoga.

A total of 135 nationalities participated in the event Wednesday, breaking the earlier record of 114 nationalities.

PM Modi leads yoga event at UN Headquarters in New York, urges to make 'yoga part of our lives'

22 Jun 2023, 01:03 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his Day 2 in the United States by leading a historic yoga event at the United Nations building in New York on the occasion of the International Yoga Day. The session, which made it to the Guinness World Records for participation of most nationalities, was attended by  top celebrities like actor Richard Gere and New York City mayor Eric Adams. 

Speaking at the event, PM Modi said: "Delighted to take part in the Yoga Day programme at UN Headquarters. Let us make Yoga a part of our lives and further wellness."

"Yoga is free from copyright, patent, royalties… It is a way of life...Yoga is flexible, you can practice alone, group, learn from a teacher or self-taught... It is unifying, it is truly universal. It is for all ethnicities, faith, cultures," he said.

Narendra Modi meets American Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman

22 Jun 2023, 01:01 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prof. Robert Thurman, American Buddhist scholar, author, and Padma Shri awardee, on Wednesday, in New York, USA.

Prime Minister and Thurman exchanged perspectives on how Buddhist values can act as guiding light for finding solutions to global challenges.

"They also discussed India’s Buddhist connect and efforts being made by India for preservation of Buddhist heritage," read a statement issued by the Indian PMO Office.

Narendra Modi meets Ray Dalio in New York, asks him to further invest in India

22 Jun 2023, 12:59 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Ray Dalio, American investor, author and co-founder of the hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, on Wednesday, in New York, USA.

In his conversation with  Dalio, Prime Minister highlighted the reforms undertaken by the government to foster economic growth, including reduction of compliances and decriminalisation of large number of legal provisions.

The Prime Minister invited Dalio for further investing in India.

Narendra Modi meets US think-tanks, discusses geo-political issues

22 Jun 2023, 12:55 pm

Indian PM Narendra Modi met experts from several leading US think-tanks, on Wednesday, in New York, USA.

The Prime Minister and the experts discussed a range of developmental and geo-political issues.

The Prime Minister invited them to enhance their presence in India as it embarks on its transformation during the Amritkaal.

Narendra Modi interacts with Nobel laureate Prof Paul Romer, and discusses India's digital journey

22 Jun 2023, 12:54 pm

Indian PM Narendra Modi met Nobel laureate Prof Paul Romer, American economist and policy entrepreneur, on Wednesday in New York, USA.

Prime Minister and Prof. Romer held discussions on India’s digital journey, including the use of Aadhar and innovative tools like Digilocker.

"They also discussed various initiatives being undertaken by India for urban development," read a statement issued by the PMO Office.

US health experts meet Indian PM Narendra Modi in NYC, discuss healthcare preparedness

22 Jun 2023, 12:53 pm

Indian PM Narendra Modi met a group of leading US experts from the health sector,on Wednesday, in New York, USA.

The Prime Minister and the experts discussed various matters pertaining to the domain of health including use of digital technologies for quality healthcare, greater focus on integrative medicine and better healthcare preparedness.

I am a fan of Narendra Modi, says Elon Musk after meeting Indian PM in New York

22 Jun 2023, 12:52 pm

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday met Narendra Modi and said he is a 'fan' of the Indian PM.

"He really wants to do the right thing for India. I am a fan of Modi. It was a fantastic meeting and I like him quite a lot," Musk told reporters following his meeting with the visiting Indian PM In New York.

PM Narendra Modi meets Grammy award-winning Indian-American singer Falguni Shah

22 Jun 2023, 12:51 pm

Indian PM Narendra Modi met Falguni Shah, Indian American singer, composer and Grammy award winner, on Wednesday, in New York, USA.

Prime Minister lauded Shah for her song ‘Abundance in Millets’ which raises awareness regarding healthy and environment-friendly millets.

The Prime Minister also appreciated her for bringing the people of India and the USA together through her music.

Great meeting you today: Narendra Modi tweets after interacting with Elon Musk

22 Jun 2023, 12:50 pm

Indian PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he had a 'great' meeting with Tesla chief Elon Musk.

Modi said his discussion with Musk ranged from spirituality to energy.

PM Modi lands in New York, receives grand welcome from Indian expats

22 Jun 2023, 12:49 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in New York on Tuesday for a rare three-day state visit to the US, during which he is set to address the joint session of the US Congress and dine with President Biden.

"Landed in New York City. Looking forward to the programmes here including interaction with thought leaders and the Yoga Day programme tomorrow, 21st June," Prime Minister Modi tweeted after landing.

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