Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump hug while making statements in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.(AP Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump hug while making statements in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.(AP Photo)

Highlights | Destroying terrorist safe havens our aim: PM Modi after talks with US President Trump

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump met for the first time on Monday, seeking to develop a warm relationship despite differences over trade, immigration and the Paris climate accord.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2017 04:59 AM IST

US President Donald Trump said Monday that ties between Washington and New Delhi had “never been stronger” after holding his first talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“The relationship between India and the United States has never been stronger, never been better,” Trump told reporters in the White House Rose Garden, standing alongside Modi.

PM Modi and US President Trump discussed in depth several regional issues, including Afghanistan during their meeting. Modi said the rising instability in Afghanistan due to terrorism is a cause of mutual concern for both India and the US.

Modi earlier arrived at the White House on Monday for his first meeting with Trump, seeking to build on a recent upturn in ties between the world’s two largest democracies.

During brief Oval Office remarks, Trump heaped praise on Modi as a “great prime minister” who had brought economic growth to India. Modi recalled Trump’s visits to India long before he was president and said he was looking forward to collaborating with him now that he is president.

The US State Department earlier imposed sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin ahead of the Modi-Trump meet.

Here are highlights from the second day of Modi’s US visit:

4.21am: US President Trump gives PM Modi a guided tour of the President’s residence quarters in White House including Lincoln bedroom.

4.20am: For First Lady of the United States, PM Modi presented a hamper containing a traditional, handcrafted Himachali silver bracelet, tea and honey from Kangra valley. Hand-woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh were also presented to the First Lady, Melania Trump.

4.15am:

4.04am: PM Modi now at dinner hosted by President Trump after reception hosted by the First Lady, terms it as honour for all the people of India: Gopal Baglay’s tweet

3.21am: I invite you to India along with your family and hope that you will give me an opportunity to host you: PM Modi

3.19am: We agreed to work closely on boosting maritime trade and cooperation: PM Modi

3.17am: We also discussed regional issues. Problems in Afghanistan are issues of common concern: PM Modi

3.16am: Trade, commerce and investment are key areas. Technology, innovation and knowledge economy are also areas were are actively looking at: PM Modi

3.16am: We discussed challenges arising out of terrorism, extremist and radicalisation. Fighting terrorists and destroying their safe havens will be our aim: PM Modi

3.15am: We held talks on wide range of issues pertaining to the India-USA relationship: PM Modi

3.14am: Eliminating terrorism is among the topmost priorities for us: PM Modi

3.12am: We are both global engines of growth: PM Modi

3.11am: Our talks today are an important moment in the cooperation between our nations. They have been very crucial talks: PM Modi

3.10am: I would like to thank President Trump for his kind words about India: PM Modi

3.08am: Pleased to learn about an Indian airline’s recent order of 100 new American planes,which will support thousands of American jobs: President Trump

3.07am: We will destroy extremist Islamist terrorism: President Trump

3.05am: PM Modi invited my daughter Ivanka to lead US delegation to the global entrepreneurship in India, and I believe she has accepted: President Trump

3.05am: In just two weeks, you will begin to implement largest tax overhaul in your country’s history, we are doing that also by the way: President Trump

3.05am: You have a big vision for improving infrastructure and fighting corruption: President Trump to PM Modi

3.04am: I am proud to announce to media, American people and to Indian people that PM Modi and I are world leaders in social media: President Trump

3.02am: It’s a great honour to welcome leader of the world’s largest democracy to the White House: President Trump

3.01am: I want to congratulate the Indian people on this significant milestone (India’s 70th Independence Day): President Trump

3am: I pledged that India would have a true friend during my campaign and that’s exactly what you have now: President Trump

2.50am: PM Modi and President Trump to issue a joint statement at the Rose Garden in the White House shortly.

2.05am: You are the world’s oldest democracy, while we are the world’s largest democracy: PM Modi during delegation-talks with the US.

2.04am: Thank you for ordering equipment from US; no one makes military equipment like the US: US President Trump during delegation-level talks with India.

2am: Delegation-level talks between India and USA being held in the cabinet room at the White House.

1.25am: You have done a great job economically and you are doing well in so many ways. I would like to congratulate you: President Trump to PM Modi

1.22am: The way President Trump and the First Lady have welcomed me, this is a welcome of 1.25 billion people of India: PM Modi (WATCH VIDEO HERE)

1.21am: I think I will have lots to say after the meeting, says PM Modi after he is received by President Trump.

1.20am: President Trump has welcomed me with immense warmth. I thank him for the welcome: PM Modi

1.12am: PM Modi received by President Trump and his wife Melania. WATCH VIDEO OF MODI AND TRUMP’S HANDSHAKE HERE

1.10am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the White House to meet US President Donald Trump.

12.49am: PM Modi to arrive at the White House shortly to meet President Trump.

11.40pm: In their meeting, without naming China, Modi and Mattis have emphasised the need for adhering to the international laws, freedom of navigation, air travel and communication.

11.15pm: US Department of State on Salahuddin: Today’s action notifies the U.S. public and the international community that Mohammad Yusuf Shah, AKA Syed Salahuddin, has committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism. Designations of terrorist individuals and groups expose and isolate organizations and individuals, and result in denial of access to the U.S. financial system. Moreover, designations can assist or complement the law enforcement actions of other nations.

11pm: US Department of State on Salahuddin: “Mohammad Yusuf Shah, AKA Syed Salahuddin, is the senior leader of the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen (HM). In September, 2016, Salahuddin vowed to block any peaceful resolution to the Kashmir conflict, threatened to train more Kashmiri suicide bombers, and vowed to turn the Kashmir valley “into a graveyard for Indian forces.” Under Salahuddin’s tenure as senior HM leader, HM has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, which injured 17 people.”

10.50pm: The notification (on Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin being designated a terrorist by the US) has just come. We will look at the notification. In general, it does vindicate India’s long standing position that cross-border terrorism has been behind disturbances created in Kashmir... We welcome this notification. It underlines the fact that India and US face threat of terrorism and they are working together to address this threat.

10.48pm: Notification by US Department of State: “Department of State has designated Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as (AKA) Syed Salahuddin, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of US nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. As a consequence of this designation, US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with Salahuddin and all of Salahuddin’s property and interests in property subject to United States jurisdiction are blocked.”

10.47pm: With Secretary Mattis, there was a discussion on terrorism, counter-terrorism. There was a discussion on Afghanistan. The situation

10.45pm: There was a discussion on situation in the Indo-Pacific and Asia-Pacific with Mattis.

10.42pm: There was a strong focus on terrorism and cooperation in counter-terrorism with Tillerson.

10.40pm: The Prime Minister put the India-US partnership in the context of the changing global situation in meeting with Rex Tillerson.

10pm: Five US Senators have asked US President Trump to use his meeting with PM Modi as an opportunity to discuss India’s “discriminatory” policies against foreign religious and humanitarian organisations.

9.45pm:

9.30pm: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on PM Modi and discussed ways to boost India-US strategic ties ahead of the Indian leader’s first meeting with President Trump.

Tillerson met Modi at the Hotel Willard Intercontinental, where the Indian PM is staying. Earlier, US Defence Secretary James Mattis also called on Modi.

9.20pm:

9.15pm: After the dinner, Prime Minister Modi will leave for his hotel.

9.10pm: After the cocktail reception, Trump will hold a dinner for Modi and his delegation from 3.30am to 5.30am IST.

8.55pm: After the joint opening statements, Modi, Trump and their delegations will attend a cocktail reception hosted by US Vice President Mike Pence.

8.49pm: Modi and Trump will then deliver joint opening statements to the press from 2.40am to 3am IST.

8.45pm: The one-on-one meeting will be followed by an hour-long delegation-level talks between India and the US from 1.40am to 2.40am IST.

8.33am: Modi and Trump will have a one-on-one meeting at the White House for 20-minutes between 1.20am and 1.40am IST.

8.30pm: Modi has said the partnership between the businesses of India and the US can bear enormous fruits, worth many billions of dollars over the next decade. “The transformation of India presents abundant commercial and investment opportunities for American businesses. The rollout of the Goods and Services Tax on July 1 will, in a single stroke, convert India into a unified, continent-sized market of 1.3 billion people,” Modi wrote in an Op-ed article published in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
The distance between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will be covered in two hours once the bullet train starts.
The distance between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will be covered in two hours once the bullet train starts.

'Gujarat leg of bullet train may open before Maharashtra first if...': Official

Posted by Prashasti Singh | PTI, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 07:10 AM IST
NHSRCL MD Achal Khare also said at a virtual press meet that the deadline of 2023 for completing the project was not feasible, and civil works on Gujarat side were expected to be completed by 2024.
Close
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the Make in India centre, in Mumbai. (Picture courtesy: PIB)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the Make in India centre, in Mumbai. (Picture courtesy: PIB)

PM Modi to hold virtual summit on bilateral issues with his Sweden counterpart

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 07:04 AM IST
"This will be the fifth interaction between the two leaders since 2015. PM Modi had visited Stockholm in April, 2018 for the First India Nordic Summit. While, Sweden PM had visited India in February, 2016 for the special Make in India week," the MEA said.
Close
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)

Delhi HC directs UP police to give post mortem report of farmer

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:58 AM IST
A Single-Judge Bench of Justice Yogesh Khanna asked Uttar Pradesh police to provide both the original documents to the Delhi Police on March 5 and said that the document shall be retained in safe custody.
Close
Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana confirmed that the three people crossed over and entered Serchip district bordering Myanmar on Wednesday.(AP Photo )
Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana confirmed that the three people crossed over and entered Serchip district bordering Myanmar on Wednesday.(AP Photo )

At least three Myanmar cops cross into India seeking refuge

By Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 04:43 AM IST
  • Those entering India can be granted refugee status, but they will be deported if the government decides against it
Close
These will be part of a long-awaited overhaul in how India sees and approaches dangers in the digital domain.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
These will be part of a long-awaited overhaul in how India sees and approaches dangers in the digital domain.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Cyber policy to factor in threat from state actors

By Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:38 AM IST
  • The 50-odd pages document, anchored by the national security adviser’s office, is now awaiting the approval from the Prime Minister’s office before it is released.
Close
Till Wednesday night, India vaccinated a total of 949,147 people, or 712 per million in Phase 2, which covers the most vulnerable sections of the general public.(AP)
Till Wednesday night, India vaccinated a total of 949,147 people, or 712 per million in Phase 2, which covers the most vulnerable sections of the general public.(AP)

Covid-19: Phase 2 of vaccination drive stuck in first gear

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 07:16 AM IST
  • Delhi, which gave shots to 1,679 people per million population in the second phase till Wednesday night, was in the second spot, while Odisha (1,283 doses per million) was third
Close
But the bench was emphatic that before it examined Purohit’s bail plea, it would want to take a look at the regulations, which were notified by the central government on February 25.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
But the bench was emphatic that before it examined Purohit’s bail plea, it would want to take a look at the regulations, which were notified by the central government on February 25.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

OTT regulations a necessity as some even show porn, says SC

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 02:49 AM IST
  • The scenes that caused offence have since been deleted, and the makers as well as the OTT company have apologised.
Close
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain said he will reply to these arguments on Tuesday when the matter will be next heard.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain said he will reply to these arguments on Tuesday when the matter will be next heard.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Can’t mandate perverse equality’: SC on plea over commission for women

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 02:35 AM IST
  • The medical fitness team of the Army tested close to 615 women SSC officers entitled for permanent commission, following the apex court judgment, on five counts: psychiatry, height, appendage (bone structure), physical and eye and ear.
Close
Cities in southern and western India, which perform the best on the more tangible indicators, have the lowest positive bias in their overall scores on account of CPS. The CPS bias is also higher in smaller cities than larger ones.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Cities in southern and western India, which perform the best on the more tangible indicators, have the lowest positive bias in their overall scores on account of CPS. The CPS bias is also higher in smaller cities than larger ones.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

N-E cities have the strongest feel-good factor

By Roshan Kishore, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 02:19 AM IST
  • The EOL report has calculated its overall scores on the basis of four parameters: quality of life, economic ability, sustainability and citizen perception.
Close
The EoL index evaluates the performance its cities across four pillars — quality of life, economic ability, sustainability and citizen perception.(File photo)
The EoL index evaluates the performance its cities across four pillars — quality of life, economic ability, sustainability and citizen perception.(File photo)

Economic might led Bengaluru to top

By Sharan Poovanna
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 02:07 AM IST
  • Bengaluru, India’s technology capital, is an economic powerhouse on account of the presence of some of the world’s largest corporations.
Close
But party insiders said he was forced to withdraw his comments after the central leadership expressed serious reservations about them.(PTI)
But party insiders said he was forced to withdraw his comments after the central leadership expressed serious reservations about them.(PTI)

BJP names Metro Man as its Kerala CM face, then retracts

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:32 AM IST
  • K Surendran, the state BJP president who made the original announcement claimed he was quoted out of context.
Close
The fire in Similipal biosphere reserve came at a time when Odisha topped the list of forest fire incidents with 8688 fire spots since February 25 as per the Forest Survey of India’s fire alerts system. (ANI PHOTO).
The fire in Similipal biosphere reserve came at a time when Odisha topped the list of forest fire incidents with 8688 fire spots since February 25 as per the Forest Survey of India’s fire alerts system. (ANI PHOTO).

Similipal blaze contained, Odisha asks for rapid response to forest fires

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 12:38 AM IST
  • The biosphere reserve spread over an area of 5569 sq km contributes 38% of the total protected area network in Odisha. It is also one of the oldest tiger reserves in the country having the largest zone of Sal trees.
Close
PM Modi in his address also asked students to practice three mantras. He said that students should follow the goals set by them in their lives by following the mantras of self-confidence, self-awareness and selflessness.(PTI Copy)
PM Modi in his address also asked students to practice three mantras. He said that students should follow the goals set by them in their lives by following the mantras of self-confidence, self-awareness and selflessness.(PTI Copy)

Top military meet in new avatar, to be ‘multi-layered and informal’

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 12:00 AM IST
  • For the first time, junior commissioned officers (JCOs) and jawans are taking part in the top conference, as reported by Hindustan Times on Wednesday.
Close
A bird flies past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo(REUTERS)
A bird flies past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo(REUTERS)

Four days into March, Mumbai sizzles at 38 degrees Celsius

UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:52 PM IST
  • According to the IMD's forecast, Friday and Saturday may see higher daytime temperatures that could rise to 39 degrees Celsius.
Close
India’s vaccination drive has completed 17,711,287 jabs as of 7pm on Thursday.(HT Photo)
India’s vaccination drive has completed 17,711,287 jabs as of 7pm on Thursday.(HT Photo)

More than 1 million Covid-19 vaccine doses given in a day: Government

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:16 PM IST
“Total 10,93,954 vaccine doses were given till 7 pm today, the forty-eighth day of nationwide COVID19 vaccination,” the health ministry said in a statement.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP