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PM Narendra Modi US visit highlights: AI is the future, be it Artificial Intelligence or America-India, tweets PM Modi

During the ceremonial welcome at the White House on Thursday, PM Modi delivered a speech highlighting the measures taken by his administration. In response, Biden praised the bilateral relationship between India-US, terming to it as 'one of the most defining relationships' of the 21st century. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the joint sitting of the US Congress. (Photo: ANI)Premium
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the joint sitting of the US Congress. (Photo: ANI)

PM Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: Expressing his gratitude to US President Joe Biden for hosting the State Dinner, Prime Minister Modi stated, "I want to thank US President Joe Biden for this wonderful dinner today. I would also like to thank First Lady Jill Biden for taking care of my visit to make it successful. Yesterday evening you opened the doors of your house for me."
"This evening is made special by the presence of the people of our two countries, they are our most precious assets. When we met in Japan, for the Quad Summit, you mentioned a problem that you were facing, I am sure that you must have resolved that problem. I hope you were able to fit in everyone who wanted to come for the dinner tonight," Modi added.
Earlier, during his historic second address to the joint session of the US Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the exceptional privilege of speaking there for the second time. He acknowledged the momentous developments taking place between "another Al - America and India," indicating the deepening relationship and significant progress between the two nations. Check LIVE updates here.

24 Jun 2023, 02:38:57 AM IST

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24 Jun 2023, 02:38:21 AM IST

PM’s vision for Digital India was way ahead of his time, says Google CEO 

24 Jun 2023, 01:57:16 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi meets Amazon CEO Andrew Jassy in Washington

24 Jun 2023, 01:54:59 AM IST

AI is the future, be it Artificial Intelligence or America-India, says PM Modi 

24 Jun 2023, 01:54:07 AM IST

Attended a luncheon at the Department of State, tweets PM

24 Jun 2023, 01:10:26 AM IST

PM Modi meets Boeing CEO David L Calhoun in Washington

24 Jun 2023, 12:39:44 AM IST

PM Modi will address Indian diaspora on topic 'The role of Indian diaspora towards India's growth story'

24 Jun 2023, 12:38:33 AM IST

Prime Minister Modi's visit is truly historic, says William Blair

24 Jun 2023, 12:35:48 AM IST

Kamala Harris thanks PM Modi as India decided to join the Artemis Accords

24 Jun 2023, 12:33:20 AM IST

This State visit of PM Modi wasn't about China: John Kirby

"...This State visit (of PM Narendra Modi) wasn't about China. India has challenges with China as well right on their doorstep. Clearly, the challenges presented by the PRC to both our nations were on the agenda yesterday. But this wasn't about leveraging India to be some sort of counter-weight. India is a sovereign, independent state," says John Kirby, NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications

24 Jun 2023, 12:32:07 AM IST

Joe Biden gifted a special T-Shirt to PM Narendra Modi with the PM's quote on AI

24 Jun 2023, 12:00:05 AM IST

PM to address Indian Indian diaspora shortly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Indian diaspora shortly at the Ronald Regan Building in Washington, DC.

“PM Narendra Modi will address the Indian diaspora on the topic 'The role of Indian diaspora towards India's growth story. More than 600 people will be sitting here to attend the program and around 350 people will witness PM Modi's speech on the big screen," said Dr Bharat Barai, Chairman US-India Community Foundation.

23 Jun 2023, 11:56:37 PM IST

What does US have to say about India purchasing Russian oil?

“India has to make its own choices about (Russian) oil purchases and we hope that we can continue to see that they purchase Russian oil at or below the price cap, as they have been," said John Kirby, NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications.

23 Jun 2023, 11:47:30 PM IST

US official lauds PM Modi's ‘very successful state visit’

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi just concluded a very successful state visit to the White House today. PM Modi and President Biden had a meeting between senior officials and CEOs of American and Indian companies. PM Modi and President Biden reaffirmed that the relationship between India and the US is deeper and more expansive than ever," said John Kirby, NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications.

23 Jun 2023, 11:38:38 PM IST

'This State visit wasn't about China': US NSC's John Kirby

23 Jun 2023, 11:31:56 PM IST

‘Working together to create a new world’

Biden and Modi gathered with CEOs including Apple's Tim Cook, Google's Sundar Pichai and Microsoft's Satya Nadella as his State Visit drew to a close. Observing that there were a variety of tech companies represented at the meeting from startups to well established firms, Modi said: "Both of them are working together to create a new world."

23 Jun 2023, 10:41:08 PM IST

US Secy of State Antony Blinken raises a toast to the India-US relations

23 Jun 2023, 10:39:10 PM IST

PM Modi, US President address CEOs at Hi-Tech Handshake event at White House

23 Jun 2023, 10:16:16 PM IST

PM Modi meets top CEOs, Chairmen from the US and India at the White House

23 Jun 2023, 09:48:19 PM IST

PM Modi interacts with military, strategic experts from several leading US-based think tanks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with military and strategic experts from several leading US-based think tanks during his state visit to the US and discussed geopolitics, the global economic situation and terrorism.

Max Abrahms, who has researched and published extensively on military affairs and teaches at Northwestern University, was one of these strategic experts. Abrahms expressed his admiration for the approachability and openness of Modi during the interaction on Wednesday.

The experts attending the meeting included Daniel Russel, Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute, New York; Elbridge Colby, Co-founder of 'The Marathon Initiative', based in Washington DC, Michael Froman, President-designate and Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), New York; Guru Sowle, Founder-member, Director (Indo-US Affairs), Indus International Research Foundation, Texas and Jeff M Smith, Director, Asian Studies Centre, The Heritage Foundation, Washington DC.

Modi invited them to deepen their presence in India as it embarks on a set of strategic transformations during the Amritkaal. The term Amritkaal or period of immortality refers or the quarter century between 2022 and 2047, which marks the generation between the 75th and 100th year of India's independence. The Prime Minister shared with them his vision for Amritkaal.

Abrahms came away from the Modi meeting truly impressed. There was no limitation on what could be said. Prime Minister Modi reportedly allowed everyone to tell him or ask him anything, listening carefully and responding seriously to everyone. Abrahms later tweeted that the Prime Minister sat among them with great humility.

"Met a group of people associated with key think tanks. We talked about different aspects of policymaking and emerging global trends. Emphasised the positive changes in India and how they are being powered by our youth," PM Modi later tweeted, describing the meeting. (PTI)

23 Jun 2023, 07:37:23 PM IST

First Made-in-India e-chips by Dec 2024: Ashwini Vaishnaw

First Made-in-India chips are expected to be rolled out by December 2024, Union Minister for Communications and IT Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Friday.

The minister said 4-5 semiconductor plants are likely to be set up in the country within a year, and computer memory chip makers Micron Technologies USD 2.75 billion plant will also bring around 200 smaller units as part of the ecosystem.

"First Made-in-India chip will be out by December 2024," Vaishnaw said while briefing the media after a joint statement issued by US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the US.

He said that land allocation, factory design work and tax compliance-related agreement for the Micron semiconductor plant to be set up in Gujarat has been completed.

"First Made-in India chip from Micron is expected to come out in about six quarters from now," Vaishnaw said.

Computer storage chip maker Micron will set up its semiconductor assembly and test plant in Gujarat, entailing a total investment of USD 2.75 billion (around 22,540 crore).

The total cost of the plant comprises USD 825 million from Micron and the rest from the government in two phases. Phased construction of the facility is expected to begin in 2023. Phase 1, which will include 5,00,000 square feet of planned clean room space, will be operational in late 2024.

"The turnover of this project at full capacity will be close to a billion dollars," Vaishnaw said.

Micron has said the plant will create up to 5,000 new direct jobs and 15,000 community jobs over the next several years.

"Hopefully, we should have 4-5 semiconductor plants in the next 12 months," Vaishnaw said.

Micron is among the top five semiconductor companies in the world. (PTI)

23 Jun 2023, 07:35:53 PM IST

PM Modi, US President urge Pakistan to ensure its territory is not used to launch extremist attacks

President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Pakistan to make sure that its territory is not used to launch extremist attacks, the White House said in a joint statement on Thursday, The Express Tribune reported.

"They strongly condemned cross-border terrorism, the use of terrorist proxies and called on Pakistan to take immediate action to ensure that no territory under its control is used for launching terrorist attacks," the White House said.

Relations between India and Pakistan have been under stress for years now. Since British colonial rule in the Indian subcontinent ended in 1947, the nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan have fought three wars, two of them over the Muslim-majority Himalayan region of Kashmir.

For years now, India has accused Pakistan of helping militants who have battled with Indian security forces in Kashmir since the late 1980s. However, Pakistan denied the accusation and said that it only provides diplomatic and moral support for Kashmiris seeking self-determination, as per The Express Tribune.

"President Biden and Prime Minister Modi reiterated the call for concerted action against all UN-listed terrorist groups including Al-Qaeda, ISIS/Daesh, Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), and Hizb-ul-Mujhahideen," the joint statement said.

The founder of the militant Lashkar-e-Taiba group, Hafiz Saeed, is mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which over 160 people were killed over three days, beginning the evening of Nov 26.

"They (Biden and Modi) called for the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot attacks to be brought to justice," their joint statement said.

Moreover, in the 2016 attack on India's Pathankot air base, seven Indian security personnel were killed, according to The Express Tribune. (ANI) 

23 Jun 2023, 07:35:12 PM IST

Indo-US joint statement reduces Pakistan to promoter of cross-border terrorism: Imran Khan

Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the joint statement issued by India and the US during the ongoing state visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to America has reduced the country to a "promoter of cross-border terrorism in India and nothing more".

In their joint statement following one-on-one meetings and delegation-level talks on Thursday, Prime Minister Modi and US President Joe Biden called on Pakistan to punish perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot attacks.

Later, Prime Minister Modi in his address to the Joint Meeting of the US Congress said there can be "no ifs or buts" in dealing with terrorism and sought action against state sponsors of terrorism, in a veiled attack on Pakistan.

He said that more than two decades after 9/11 and more than a decade after 26/11 in Mumbai, radicalism and terrorism still remain a pressing danger for the whole world.

Khan, also the chief of the Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party, criticised the current coalition government Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and the former Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa for their fake high claims and countless trips to the US.

"The question we want to ask from former Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and PDM is that after a year in government and countless trips of Pakistan's FM to the US, the joint India/US statement reduces Pakistan to a promoter of cross-border terrorism in India and nothing more," Khan said in a series of tweets on Friday. (PTI)

23 Jun 2023, 06:32:42 PM IST

PM Modi, Biden share many light moments at state dinner

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the stellar achievements of Indian-Americans in his remarks at the state dinner in which he had his high-profile guests often in laughter.

Both President Joe Biden and Modi regaled their guests with some light moments while also being generous to each other, with the prime minister ending his speech with a toast to his wonderful hosts, including first lady Jill Biden, and the bond between the two countries.

With Modi having a busy day attending several events, he said he had forgotten the count of speeches he made on Thursday.

Apparently referring to South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol who surprised guests by singing a song during a similar state dinner hosted for him in April, Modi said Biden's hospitality has moved his guests to sing, evoking laughter from the guests. He then wished that he too had the singing talent that "I could have also sung a song."

Modi recalled that during a dinner hosted for him in 2014, he could not eat anything as he was on a Navratri fast while Biden, then vice-president, often enquired with concern that if there is an urging he can eat during the fast. (PTI)

23 Jun 2023, 05:56:59 PM IST

PM's US visit 'unprecedented', decisions taken will help build 'new' India: BJP

The BJP on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US tour as "unprecedented" and said several diplomatic and strategic decisions taken during the visit will help build a "new India" with economic progress.

The prime minister's visit has resulted in "significant outcomes" in the areas of defence, cooperation with regards to strategic technology, a partnership in renewable energy and also critical minerals cooperation, BJP leader and Union minister Smriti Irani told a press conference at the party's headquarters.

"Several diplomatic and strategic decisions were taken during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US which will help build a new India with the resolve of Atmanirbhar Bharat, and provide opportunities of economic progress to Indians," she said.

23 Jun 2023, 05:26:33 PM IST

PM Modi thanks US Vice President Kamala Harris; 'equally enthusiastic about elevating cooperation in futuristic sectors'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked United States (US) Vice President Kamala Harris for welcoming him. Taking to his Twitter handle, he said that he is 'equally enthusiastic about elevating our cooperation in futuristic sectors.'

"Thank you, @VP @KamalaHarris. Our partnership indeed holds immense potential for this century. I am equally enthusiastic about elevating our cooperation in futuristic sectors," PM Modi tweeted on his official Twitter handle, replying to Kamala Harris's tweet where she welcomed PM Modi. She further noted that 'his visit will take our partnership to the next level.'

US Vice President Kamala Harris tweeted, "Welcome, @narendramodi. The partnership between the United States and India is one of the most important of the 21st century, and this visit will take our partnership to the next level -- from space, to defense, to emerging technology and supply chains.

23 Jun 2023, 04:57:48 PM IST

India, US decide to end six trade disputes at WTO; Govt to remove retaliatory customs duties

India and the US have agreed to end six key trade disputes at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) while New Delhi will also remove retaliatory customs duties on certain American products such as almonds, walnuts, and apples.

The six disputes include three initiated by India and as many by the US. Announcing this, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai in a statement said that these tariff cuts will restore and expand market opportunities for US agricultural producers and manufacturers.

A joint statement issued after the meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President joe Biden said that both the countries have taken steps towards deepening bilateral cooperation to strengthen their economic relationship, including trade ties.

23 Jun 2023, 04:25:38 PM IST

PM Modi, Biden bilateral talks focussed on how to mitigate challenges in Indo-Pacific through India-US cooperation: FS Vinay Kwatra

Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra on Thursday said that bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden emphasised the nature of challenges, including strategic ones, faced by India and the US in the Indo-Pacific region and what both the countries need to do to mitigate them through cooperation.

Addressing a special media briefing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden State visit to the United States, the foreign secretary said, "Both Prime Minister and the President focused on the challenges that our strategic interests face all over different parts of the world. Naturally, in this regard, the developments in the Indo-Pacific area have always been an important area of cooperation between India and the US. And that cooperation takes place across multiple domains."

23 Jun 2023, 03:54:16 PM IST

PM Modi, President Biden discuss terrorism and pressing global challenges: FS Kwatra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden discussed all pressing challenges confronting the global community in their talks and exchanged views on how India and the US could cooperate to mitigate, address and deal with terrorism comprehensively, said Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra.

23 Jun 2023, 03:23:29 PM IST

Tech, defence, and space: most substantive outcomes from PM Modi's US visit

"Very clearly, technology, in particular advanced technology, across all domains ranging from defence to space and energy is one of the most important substantive outcomes," Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra told reporters in a media briefing.

23 Jun 2023, 02:28:10 PM IST

‘Visit will take our partnership to the next level,’ says Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that the partnership between the United States and India is crucial in the 21st century. She expressed optimism that the visit would elevate the partnership to new heights, covering areas such as space, defence, emerging technology, and supply chains.

23 Jun 2023, 01:54:48 PM IST

'Demonstrating once more how India and the United States are collaborating',' says US President Biden

US President Biden tweeted that with this visit, they were demonstrating once more how India and the United States were collaborating on nearly every human endeavor and delivering progress across the board. He stated that their bottom line was simple: they wanted people everywhere to have the opportunity to live in dignity.

23 Jun 2023, 01:20:20 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi concludes Day 3 with state dinner; Here's what is in his schedule for last day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded Day 3 of his maiden State visit to the United States with a State dinner hosted by US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden

Looking ahead to the last day of his US tour, before he takes off for Egypt, the schedule for Friday, June 23, 2023, is as follows according to IST:

From 8 pm to 9 pm, an India US Hi-Tech Handshake event will take place at the White House.

From 10 pm to 11:30 pm, a State Department luncheon is scheduled with US Vice President Kamala Harris and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

23 Jun 2023, 12:55:10 PM IST

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar says, ‘Several opportunities for Indian youth’ on Micron deal

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar expressed that the recent announcement regarding Micron Technology's manufacturing of semiconductors in India sends a positive signal to the youth. He stated that this development indicates that in the coming decades, there will be numerous opportunities for Indian youths to work with American start-ups and contribute to shaping the technology sector.

23 Jun 2023, 12:27:45 PM IST

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar highlights the importance of technology cooperation between the two countries

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said a significant development took place with the approval of a $2.8 billion packaging unit for Memories and NAND. He emphasised that the India-US partnership focuses on areas such as semiconductors, cyber security, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence (AI), highlighting the importance of technology cooperation between the two countries.

23 Jun 2023, 12:07:31 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes veiled swipe at Rahul Gandhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the unity displayed by US Congress members and took a veiled swipe at Rahul Gandhi

23 Jun 2023, 11:45:56 AM IST

PM Modi expresses gratitude to Vice President Kamala Harris

PM Modi expressed his gratitude to Vice President Kamala Harris and stated that their partnership holds immense potential for this century. He further mentioned his enthusiasm for enhancing cooperation in futuristic sectors.

23 Jun 2023, 11:28:20 AM IST

PM Modi expresses gratitude to Speaker McCarthy

PM Modi expressed his gratitude to Speaker McCarthy for the warm welcome and expressed eagerness to strengthen bilateral cooperation, aiming to foster a stronger bond between the two countries.

23 Jun 2023, 11:13:29 AM IST

India, US issue $2 million tech grant for AI, quantum technologies

The US and India have announced a $2 million grant program for artificial intelligence and quantum technologies. 

23 Jun 2023, 10:50:57 AM IST

Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani, Sundar Pichai, Anjali Pichai, pose for a photo at the State Dinner held at the White House

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani, along with Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Anjali Pichai, were among the esteemed guests attending the State Dinner held at the White House.

23 Jun 2023, 10:37:33 AM IST

US Congress members take autographs and selfies with PM Modi

US Congress members took the opportunity to collect autographs and capture selfies while interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his address to the Joint Session of the US Congress.

23 Jun 2023, 10:21:10 AM IST

PM Modi US visit: India, US back Ukraine's "territorial integrity," condemn N Korea's "ballistic missile launches"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden on Thursday while raising global issues, backed Ukraine's "territorial integrity" and also "condemned North Korea's ballistic missile launches."

As reported by ANI, Prime Minister Modi paid a maiden State visit to Washington, the two leaders, in a joint statement "called for respect for international law, principles of the UN charter and territorial integrity and sovereignty."

"As global partners, the United States and India affirm that the rules-based international order must be respected. They emphasized that the contemporary global order has been built on principles of the UN Charter, international law, and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of states," the statement read.

23 Jun 2023, 10:07:08 AM IST

PM Modi US visit: 'Dark clouds of coercion, confrontation' casting shadow on Indo-Pacific, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the "dark clouds of coercion and confrontation" are casting their shadow on the Indo-Pacific, in a veiled attack on China amid its aggressive military manoeuvring in the strategically vital region, PTI reported.

In his address to the joint meeting of the US Congress for a second time on Thursday, Modi said the global order is based on respect for the principles of the UN Charter, peaceful resolution of disputes, and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.

"The 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," he said in the backdrop of the prolonged stand-off between the armies of India and China in eastern Ladakh.

The prime minister said a region where all nations, small and large, are free and fearless in their choices, where progress is not suffocated by an impossible burden of debt, where connectivity is not leveraged for strategic purposes, where all nations are lifted by the high tide of shared prosperity.

23 Jun 2023, 09:55:28 AM IST

PM Modi US visit: PM Modi lauds role of Indian Americans in strengthening India-US ties

Indian Americans have played a significant role in the all-round development of the nation they live in and also in strengthening the India-US relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

As reported by PTI, Modi was addressing the State Dinner hosted in his honour by US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at the North Lawn of the White House.

More than 400 guests were invited for the dinner and they included big names in the tech world and billionaire industrialists such as Mukesh Ambani, Anand Mahindra, Google CEO Sunder Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

During his address at the State Dinner, Modi raised a toast for his "wonderful" hosts. He raised it for good health, prosperity and the pursuit of happiness to liberty, equality and fraternity, and to the ever-lasting bonds of friendship between India and the US.

23 Jun 2023, 09:30:14 AM IST

PM Modi US visit: Modi’s address to joint session of US Congress elicits multiple standing ovations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nearly hour-long address to the US Congress evoked multiple standing ovations, applauses and cheers from American lawmakers and chants of ‘Modi, Modi’ from members of the diaspora community sitting in the grand House Chamber at the US Capitol here, PTI reported.

Modi became the first Indian leader to address the joint session of the US Congress twice on Thursday. He first addressed a joint meeting of the US Congress in 2016.

Modi arrived in the House Chamber to a rousing reception as lawmakers stood up and applauded as he walked up to the podium to deliver his address.

23 Jun 2023, 09:18:38 AM IST

PM Modi US visit: 20-25 areas of tech partnership identified in joint statement: Foreign Secretary

Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra on Friday said that 20-25 areas of technology partnership that have been identified in the joint statement.

"When the PM and President Biden held a discussion after the ceremonial welcome, the technology featured very prominently in the discussion. 20-25 areas of technology partnership that have been identified in the joint statement are a direct result of the discussion between the two leaders," he added.

23 Jun 2023, 09:03:40 AM IST

'Now America's youth dancing to Naatu Naatu..": PM Modi 

The Oscar-winning song 'Naatu Naatu' from Ram Charan and Jr NTR-starrer 'RRR' has been a global phenomenon.  On Thursday (local time), 'Naatu Naatu' was highlighted by PM Narendra Modi in a special address during the State Dinner at the White House, as reported by ANI.

"With every passing day, Indians and Americans are getting to know each other better. We can pronounce each other's name correctly, we can understand each other's accent better... Children in India become Spider-Man on Halloween and America's youth is dancing to the tunes of 'Naatu Naatu'," PM Modi said.

PM Modi also said that the State dinner evening has become quite special by the presence of the people of the two countries, as he called them "most precious assets."

23 Jun 2023, 09:02:15 AM IST

Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra briefs about PM Modi's ongoing State visit to the USA| Watch

23 Jun 2023, 08:48:00 AM IST

PM Modi US visit: 'No room for ifs and buts in dealing with terrorism..,' says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned terrorism as a threat to humanity, asserting that there should be no room for ambiguity or hesitation when addressing this issue.

"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," the Prime Minister said, as he addressed the joint sitting of the US Congress on Thursday at the US Capitol Hill. Read the full story here.

23 Jun 2023, 08:36:25 AM IST

PM Modi US visit: PM Modi thanks President Biden for accepting proposal to add Africa as a permanent G20 member

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked US President Joe Biden for accepting the proposal to add 'Africa' as a permanent member of the G20, ANI reported.

"Under our G20 presidency, we are giving strength to 'One Earth, One Family, One Future' and giving voice to the Global South. I thank President Biden for granting support to my proposal of making Africa a permanent G20 member. I firmly believe that the world's two largest democracies - India and the US will be able to fulfil the aspirations of expectations and aspirations of the whole world," said PM Modi.

Earlier, PM Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to his counterparts among the Group of 20 (G20) members, calling for the African Union to be given full membership of the grouping.

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