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Highlights | MEA has emerged as strong humanitarian force for Indians globally: PM Modi to Indian diaspora in US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day US tour wherein he will meet American President Donald Trump. Catch live updates here:

india Updated: Jun 26, 2017 02:28 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a reception with Indian Americans in the US.(ANI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s engagements in the US began on Sunday with a meeting with some of America’s leading CEOs, a trend he started during his first visit in 2014.

The PM was later attending a reception with Indian-Americans.

Modi will meet Trump on Monday, starting with a one-on-one, followed by a delegation-level bilateral meeting, some remarks to the press, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner.

Here are live updates from Modi’s US visit:

1.21am: It is now well known in India - anyone in trouble tweets to Sushma Ji, she promptly replies and the government takes prompt action: PM

1.21am: Our foreign ministry and in particular our foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj has shown the way in helping people: PM

1.17am: The Indian diaspora has faith that in times of trouble the local embassy is there to help: PM

1.16am: It is for everyone to see how the external affairs ministry has, in addition to their routine work, emerged as a strong humanitarian force for Indians globally. 80,000 Indians in distress have been rescued from different parts of the world in three years: PM

1.13am: If you want to give back to India, this is the best time to do so: PM Modi to the Indian community in US.

1.12am: When India talked of terrorism 20 years back, many in the world said it was a law and order problem and didn’t understand it. Now terrorists have explained terrorism to them so we don’t have to: PM Modi

1.11am: Innovation, technology and talent are crucial in this day and age: PM

1.10am: India has succeeded in telling the world about the need to uproot the menace of terrorism: PM

1.09am: The world could have questioned and criticized us on surgical strikes but they didn’t because we succeeded in explaining menace of terrorism: PM

1.09am: When India conducted surgical strikes the world experienced our power and realised that India practices restrain but can show power when needed: PM

1.06am: With proper policies and governance, aspirations of people of India can become achievements. We are already seeing the results of this: PM

1.06am: With proper policies and governance, aspirations of people of India can become achievements. We are already seeing the results of this: PM

1.02am: Through technology driven governance we are creating an ‘Adhunik Bharat’ : PM

12.57am: The youth of India understands technology and the importance of technology very well: PM

12.56am: Transparent policies create an environment of trust among the people: PM

12.53am: When I think of a developed India, I think of a healthy India, particularly the good health of the women and children of our nation: PM

12.48am: Increased usage of technology brings transparency in systems: PM

12.47am: There has not been a single stain of corruption on my government: PM

12.46am: The reasons governments have been defeated in India are things like corruption and cheating. People of India do not like corruption: PM

12.45am: I can see that every Indian wants to contribute towards India’s development. India is progressing at a record pace today: PM

12.41am: About the Indian diaspora, I can say that they rejoice when there is good news from India & want India to scale newer heights: PM

12.41am: Have travelled across the US before I became CM or PM and after taking over as PM, the warmth the Indian community gave is memorable: PM

12.40am: In this programme, I see both a mini-India and a mini-US. People from all the states of both the nations are represented here today: PM

12.36am: I see immense energy in the Indian community that is based in the US: PM

12.36am: When I meet you all, I experience the kind of joy one feels while meeting family. You fill me with new energy: PM to Indian diaspora

11.10pm: Looking forward to roll out,I know it was difficult; excited to see it happen,shows you can achieve reform by pushing for it: Pichai on GST.

11.06pm: PM was looking for insights into how India can attract more foreign investment,many good ideas discussed: Google CEO Sundar Pichai

11.04pm: It was a discussion across many industries: Google CEO Sundar Pichai after meeting PM Modi at CEOs round table.

10.43pm: PM Modi emphasises importance attached by the government to efficiency, transparency, growth and benefit for all.

10.42pm: PM Modi points out opportunities in developing hotels at 500 railway stations.

10.41pm: PM Modi suggests linking sanitary practices, products and technology with requirements of school-going girls.

10.40pm: PM Modi stresses on importance of cooperation for start-ups, innovation and tapping huge intellectual, education and vocational training potential in India.

9.32pm: The implementation of the landmark initiative of GST could be a subject of studies in US business schools.

9.29pm: Growth of India presents win-win partnership for India and US both. American companies have a great opportunity to contribute.

9.27pm: The whole world is looking at India. Seven thousand reforms alone have been done by the government for ease of business.

9.05pm: Modi meets US business leaders in Washington DC.

8.44pm: Counter-terrorism would be a major topic of discussion: Vijay Chauthaiwale,BJP foreign affairs in-charge on upcoming Modi-Trump meet.

8.36pm: My main aim is to raise cyber laws issue during meet with PM as India is growing: Sukhwinder Kalia,CEO,IT by Design,US-based company.

First Published: Jun 25, 2017 20:54 IST