Modi ends US visit with a ringing endorsement of Biden
"Over the last three days, we have been together continuously," Modi said on Friday in his address to a packed auditorium of Indian-Americans who had travelled from all over the US. Modi was at the White House for a private dinner on Wednesday, the day he arrived here from New York, and the whole of next morning.
India-US ties have met their promise, became a reality: PM Modi
Modi was referring to his 2014 visit to the US, his first as the Prime Minister. Biden was the Vice President then, and had hosted a luncheon meeting for Modi at the State Department. In the years since, the relationship has made a "lot of progress", Modi said, adding, "Whether it is on ground or in the skies.
PM's visit to US 'pathbreaking', says Foreign Secretary
He said that technological cooperation was among the key points of discussion between India and US, describing it as one of the most substantive outcomes of the Prime Minister's "pathbreaking" state visit to the US. "Technology, in particular advanced technology, across all domains ranging from defence to space and energy is one of the most important substantive outcomes".
Biden downplays impact of 'dictator' remarks on Xi
Addressing a joint press conference alongside visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Biden on Thursday said that "I don't think it's had any real consequence" and called rejected concerns over worsening US-China ties as "hysteria", reports CNN. The President also said he expected to meet Xi in the near future, and suggested he would not going to tone down his rhetoric.
Diaspora says its expertise in healthcare, IT boosts soft power paradigm between India, US
As visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a slew of CEOs and sought their technological collaboration on Wednesday, eminent members of the diaspora community also said that it is time to further bolster US-India ties in strategic areas like defence and manufacturing. "The Indian diaspora's expertise in Healthcare and IT have strengthened the soft power between India and the US.
Millet, saffron to star in Biden's dinner for Modi
Millet stalks will be seen in the talons of a peacock that will form the backdrop for Prime Minister Modi during his remarks. The first course will feature marinated millet with grilled corn kernel salad and compressed watermelon, according to the menu previewed by the White House, along with tasting during a preview of the arrangements conducted by the First Lady, Chef Nina Curtis, who planned the menu.
PM Modi meets top American CEOs, seeks technological collaboration
In a series of back-to-back meetings on Wednesday, Modi first met president and CEO of Applied Materials Gary E. Dickerson and invited his company to contribute towards strengthening the semiconductor ecosystem in India and also to develop process technology and advanced packaging capabilities. Modi and Dickerson discussed potential of Applied Materials' collaboration with academic institutions in India to create skilled workforce.
Modi meets parade of intellectuals, business leaders, health experts in US
The meeting that drew the most attention was with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Musk, who also owns Twitter, said after the meeting that he was a "fan" of Modi and that he would bring the electric vehicle and battery maker to India as soon as it was "humanly possible". Modi tweeted: "Great meeting you today @elonmusk! We had multifaceted conversations on issues ranging from energy to spirituality."
Modi's visit will reaffirm strength of Indo-US strategic partnership: USISPF
"This historic and important state visit sends a strong message that the US-India relationship is critical and pivotal and the most defining partnership of the 21st century," USISPF President and CEO, Mukesh Aghi said. "Prime Minister Modi's state visit will reaffirm, the strength of the strategic partnership and cement our relations in defence, energy, healthcare, technology, and education.