PM Modi gets a warm welcome from Indian diaspora in Washington. See pics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-day visit to the United States where he will meet President Joe Biden and participate in the Quad summit. He was given a warm welcome by the Indian-American community after landing at Washington airport.
PM Modi with members of Indian-American community after landing in Washington for a three-day US visit.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
PM Modi with members of Indian-American community after landing in Washington for a three-day US visit.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
Published on Sep 23, 2021 07:37 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the Indian diaspora as the country's "strength" as he landed in Washington on a three-day visit to the United States. He was welcomed by the members of Indian-American community members who stayed at the Joint Base Andrews despite rain.

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"Grateful to the Indian community in Washington DC for the warm welcome. Our diaspora is our strength. It is commendable how the Indian diaspora has distinguished itself across the world," PM Modi tweeted as he interacted with the Indian-American community at the airport.

 

He also posted the pictures of the warm welcome he received.

PM Modi being greeted by Indian-American community members.
PM Modi being greeted by Indian-American community members.

The Prime Minister was seen smiling and shaking handing with the members of the Indian-American community.

PM Modi greeting the members of the Indian-American community at the Joint Base Andrews airport in Washington, DC.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
PM Modi greeting the members of the Indian-American community at the Joint Base Andrews airport in Washington, DC.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

More than a hundred members from the Indian-American community had gathered at the air force base to welcome PM Modi. The crowd was chanting his name and waving the Indian flag amid light showers.

PM Modi with the Indian-American community after landing at Washington airport.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
PM Modi with the Indian-American community after landing at Washington airport.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

"We are so excited to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We don't mind standing in rain. We are excited to meet Prime Minister Modi," news agency ANI quoted an Indian-American as saying.

PM Modi greeted the Indian-American community members while on his way to the hotel post-landing at Washington airport.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
PM Modi greeted the Indian-American community members while on his way to the hotel post-landing at Washington airport.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

PM Modi even stepped out of his car to meet people who were waiting to welcome him.

PM Modi steps out of his car an waves to the members of Indian-American community.(ANI Photo)
PM Modi steps out of his car an waves to the members of Indian-American community.(ANI Photo)

Upon his arrival in Washington, he was received by US department of state officials.

PM Modi being received by officials at Washington airport.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
PM Modi being received by officials at Washington airport.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

India's Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu, defence attache including Brigadier Anoop Singhal, Air Commodore Anjan Bhadra and naval attaché Commodore Nirbhaya Bapna also welcomed the Prime Minister.

PM Modi with Indian and US officials at Washington airport.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
PM Modi with Indian and US officials at Washington airport.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

This is Prime Minister Modi's first visit abroad beyond the neighbourhood since the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.

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