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Modi in US: The prime minister is visiting the US from June 21-24 at the invitation of US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday embarked on his first State visit to the United States at the invitation from President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. In his departure statement, Prime Minister Modi said his visit to the US will be an opportunity to enrich the depth and diversity of the Indo-US partnership and asserted that together the two countries stand stronger in meeting shared global challenges.
PM Modi will celebrate International Yoga Day at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the first day of his State visit. On the second day, the prime minister will address the US Congress, the first Indian leader to do it twice. During Modi's visit, the prime minister will join President Biden and the First Lady for the state banquet along with a number of dignitaries. Prime Minister Modi is also scheduled to address the vibrant Indian-American community and hold discussions with business leaders.
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PM Modi in US LIVE: A look at Day 2 schedule
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake the following engagements on Day 2 of his state visit to US:
Jun 21, 2023 03:25 PM IST
- Leading the 9th International Day of Yoga celebrations at the UN headquarters.
- Departing for Washington DC and accompanied by US First Lady Jill Biden, visiting the National Science Foundation.
- Attending a media preview for the state dinner hosted by US First Lady Jill Biden.
- Being received by US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at the White House.
- Engaging in a private meeting at the White House.
- Being hosted by US President Biden and First Lady Jill for an intimate dinner at the White House.
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: A round-up of Day 1 meetings
Jun 21, 2023 02:47 PM IST
- PM Modi arrived at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York earlier today received a rousing welcome from the Indian diaspora at the Hotel Lotte.
- Modi met Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk who said he is a “fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi” saying he “really wants to do the right thing for India.” Musk said the Indian prime minister really cares about India as he's pushing Tesla to make significant investments in the country.
- Modi met American billionaire investor Ray Dalio, who called him a “radical reformer”. PM Modi said that he urged his “friend” Ray Dalio to deepen investments in India.
- PM Modi also met a group of leading experts from the health sector, industry, entrepreneurial world, technology, economy and others in New York on Tuesday (local time) and held relevant discussions with them.
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: Short trip to Virginia after Yoga Day event
Following the Yoga Day program at United Nations headquarters, Prime Minister Modi will travel to Washington DC, where he is scheduled to participate in a background briefing conducted by Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Donald Lu. Subsequently, he will engage in a cultural event at Freedom Plaza before departing to Virginia from Joint Base Andrews, located in Washington DC.Jun 21, 2023 02:41 PM IST
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: Yoga Day event at UN to meeting First Lady Jill Biden - Here's Day 2 preview
On the second day of his state visit to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commence by attending the Yoga Day event at the United Nations headquarters. Later in the day, First Lady Jill Biden will host PM Modi at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria for an event that will showcase career-connected learning and workforce training programs. Here is a preview of Day 2.Jun 21, 2023 02:32 PM IST
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: American billionaire investor Ray Dalio calls Modi a ‘Radical reformer’
Following his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York, American billionaire investor Ray Dalio described him as a "radical reformer" and expressed his belief that India, under PM Modi's leadership, is at a "crucial juncture" with numerous opportunities ahead.
In a tweet highlighting their interaction, PM Modi stated that he encouraged his "friend" Ray Dalio to further enhance investments in India.Jun 21, 2023 02:17 PM IST
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: 'PM leading UN Yoga Day celebrations symbolises India's growing strength,' says Piyush Goyal
Union minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi - who is on a State visit to the United States - leading the Yoga Day celebrations at the United Nations Headquarters symbolises “India's growing strength and increasing relevance on the world stage.”Jun 21, 2023 01:36 PM IST
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: How Indian Federation welcomed the Prime Minister
Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) on Wednesday fly a 250-feet-long banner over the Hudson River, in New York to welcome prime minister Narendra Modi for his first four-day state visit to the United States. Read moreJun 21, 2023 01:23 PM IST
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: How is the visit seen in terms of India-US partnership?
The official State visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US showcases the strength and resilience of the India-US partnership, according to an official from the previous Trump administration.
Lisa Curtis, senior fellow and director of the Indo-Pacific Security Programme at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) think-tank, said on Tuesday that the visit also underscores the importance that the Biden administration attaches to New Delhi’s role in challenging China’s rise in the region.
“Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the White House this week will showcase the strength and resilience of the US-India partnership and the importance the Biden administration attaches to India’s role in challenging China’s rise in the region,” she said. (PTI)Jun 21, 2023 12:58 PM IST
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: Smriti Irani's appreciation for ‘pradhan sevak’ for leading India's heritage
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to lead a yoga session in a historic celebration to commemorate the 9th International Day of Yoga at the UN Headquarters that will saw participation from top UN officials, envoys from across and the world and prominent individuals.
Speaking on the sidelines of an event held at Noida Indoor Stadium where she performed yoga this morning, the Minister said, "This is a moment of pride for all Indians on the occasion of International Yoga Day as our 'pradhan sevak' (prime servant) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading India's heritage and development through the practice of Yoga at UN Headquarters today." (ANI)Jun 21, 2023 12:49 PM IST
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: US lawmakers urge Biden to raise these ‘concerns'
Asking President Joe Biden to strengthen India-America ties but also talk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his state visit about India’s recent democratic record, 75 United States (US) Senators and Congressional representatives of the Democratic Party have written a letter to Biden outlining their areas of concern. Read moreJun 21, 2023 12:27 PM IST
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: Check out PM Modi's day-wise schedule during his visit
Prime Minister Modi's power-packed State visit will witness him joining President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden for State dinner, address the joint session of US Congress, celebrate International Yoga Day at the UN headquarters and interaction with thought leaders as well the Indian diaspora. Read moreJun 21, 2023 12:08 PM IST
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: Let's run through what's on agenda during this visit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York on Tuesday afternoon eastern time (late Tuesday night IST) to reinforce what he termed ties “based on shared values of democracy, diversity and freedom” between India and the US, and to address the “shared global challenges” of the two countries. Read moreJun 21, 2023 11:38 AM IST
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: What all thought leaders have said after meeting PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with prominent personalities including thought leaders, academicians, entrepreneurs including billionaire Elon Musk and astrophysicist Neil De Grasse Tyson. He also met with think tank and health experts groups. Read moreJun 21, 2023 10:42 AM IST
PM Modi in US LIVE updates: 'American businesses looking at India as…’, sats prominent US Congressman
American businesses are looking at India as a place where they can diversify their supply chains, an influential US lawmaker has said on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden state visit at the invitation of President Joe Biden.
India and the US have an enormous ability to cooperate on technology and innovation, and this is partly because of the diaspora, Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna said on Tuesday in his keynote address to the inaugural INDUS-X conference.Jun 21, 2023 09:59 AM IST
How will PM Modi begin his day today?
Wednesday for Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick off with a group yoga session on the United Nations' north lawn. UN General Assembly President Csaba Kőrösi, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and many other diplomats and UN officials are expected to attend the event.Jun 21, 2023 09:21 AM IST
Nobel Prize winner Paul Romer ‘learnt a bunch’ after meeting PM Modi
The American economist and policy entrepreneur and PM Modi talked about the importance of successful urban development. “A good day is when I learn something and I learnt a bunch what India is doing. India can show the way to the World on authentication front by programs like Aadhaar. PM articulated it very well. That urbanisation is not a problem. It’s an opportunity. I take this as a slogan,” he said.Jun 21, 2023 09:18 AM IST
List of think-tank experts, academicians, healthcare experts PM Modi met
PM met a group of experts from the think-tank space today and discussed geopolitics, global economic situation, terrorism and more. He met:
Michael Froman, Daniel Russel, Max Abrahms, Jeff M. Smith, Elbridge Colby and Guru Sowle. Among academicians, PM Modi met Rattan Lal, Neeli Bendapudi, Pradeep Khosla, Satish Tripathi, Chandrika Tandon, Jagmohan Raju, Madhav V. Rajan andAnurag Mairal.Jun 21, 2023 08:59 AM IST
What Piyush Goyal said about PM Modi leading Yoga Day at UN headquarters
Union minister Piyush Goyal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the International Yoga Day at the United Nations headquarters ‘symbolises India’s growing strength'.
"Our beloved PM will be leading the Yoga Day celebrations at the United Nations Headquarters, it symbolises India's growing strength, increasing relevance on the world stage...," Goyal said.Jun 21, 2023 08:23 AM IST
First Lady Jill Biden to host event with PM Modi and State Dinner Media Preview
As part of the Official State Visit to the United States, First Lady Jill Biden will host His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, for an event highlighting career-connected learning and workforce training programs. Read moreJun 21, 2023 07:49 AM IST
India to become strategic partner for US in coming decades: White House
India will be a critical strategic partner for the US in the coming decades, the White House said and asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's State Visit to the country will affirm the deep and close partnership between the two nations.
Modi is visiting the US from June 21-24 at the invitation of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, who will host him at a State Dinner on June 22. The visit also includes an address by the prime minister to the joint session of the US Congress on June 22.Jun 21, 2023 07:25 AM IST
‘PM Modi’s time has come when…': American investor Ray Dalio
After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, American investor Ray Dalio explained how India could bank on its growing popularity.
“PM Narendra Modi is a man whose time has come when India’s time has come. The potential of India is enormous and you have now a reformer who has the ability to transform and the popularity to transform. India and PM Modi are at a juncture in which a lot of opportunities will be created,” he said.Jun 21, 2023 06:50 AM IST
PM Modi shares message on Yoga Day
“Yoga has become a global spirit. Crores of people across the world doing Yoga with theme of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (world is one family),” says PM Modi in his message on International Yoga Day ahead of the special event at UN headquarters.Jun 21, 2023 06:34 AM IST
‘Modi, Biden showed real leadership’
Atul Keshap, US-India Business Council (USIBC) President, says "We are trying to help the US and India develop the strongest possible defence ties for our shared prosperity of the two countries. The state visit of PM Modi is the strategic, economic and technological convergence of the United States and India. I am really excited about this and I think that PM Modi and President Biden have shown real leadership in taking our countries to the next great level."Jun 21, 2023 06:13 AM IST
Modi meets members of think tank groups in New YorkJun 21, 2023 06:06 AM IST
India like US is vibrant democracy: White House
India like the US is a vibrant democracy and the two nations are going to continue to work on their bilateral relationship, the White House said amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi's State Visit.Jun 21, 2023 05:43 AM IST
Modi meets billionaire investor Ray Dalio and author Neil De Grasse Tyson
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets American investor Ray Dalio and astrophysicist, author, and science communicator Neil De Grasse Tyson in New York.Jun 21, 2023 05:35 AM IST
Modi meets Nobel laureate and professor Paul Romer
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Nobel laureate and former chief economist of World Bank - professor Paul Romer - in New York.Jun 21, 2023 05:34 AM IST
Watch | 'Welcome Modi' banners dangle from airplanesJun 21, 2023 05:33 AM IST
‘I connect with the PM’: Essayist Nassim Nicholas Taleb on meet with Modi
Essayist and statistician professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb after meeting PM Modi in New York, says "I connect with the Prime Minister. We sat down, he mentioned Antifragile, we spoke about bouncing back from adversity, and about central risk-taking. It was wonderful and I also commended India on the response to COVID and how India very efficiently dealt with it, particularly with the food, the distribution and all of that."Jun 21, 2023 05:23 AM IST
Elon Musk ‘looking forward’ to introducing Starlink in India
Elon Musk added, "I can say he (PM Modi) really wants to do the right things for India. He wants to be open, he wants to be supportive of new companies and make sure it accrues to India's advantage... I'm tentatively planning to visit India again next year. We're hopefully looking forward to bringing Starlink to India as well. The Starlink Internet, which I think can be incredibly helpful for remote or rural villages in India."Jun 21, 2023 05:11 AM IST
Elon Musk says he's a ‘fan of Modi’ after meeting PM in US
After meeting PM Modi in US, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said, “I'm incredibly excited about the future of India. India has more promise than any large country in the world. He (PM Modi) really cares about India as he's pushing us to make significant investments in India. I am a fan of Modi. It was a fantastic meeting and I like him quite a lot.”Jun 21, 2023 04:55 AM IST
First-ever INDUSX conference underway
"Let us work towards peace today. From peace, we build prosperity, from prosperity we protect our planet," says US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti at the inaugural INDUSX conference in Washington, organised by US-India Business Council on the sidelines of PM Modi's first state visit.Jun 21, 2023 04:01 AM IST
Modi meets eminent author, essayist
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets author and academic professor Robert Thurman, and essayist and statistician Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb in New York.Jun 21, 2023 03:58 AM IST
Elon Musk meets PM Modi
“It was excellent and a very good conversation. I am planning to visit India next year,"” says Tesla CEO Elon Musk on media queries about his meeting with PM Modi in New York.Jun 21, 2023 03:40 AM IST
What is a State visit?
Modi has been to the U.S. five times since becoming prime minister in 2014 but his visit this week that runs until Saturday will be his first with the full diplomatic status of a state visit. All about a ‘State visit’Jun 21, 2023 02:30 AM IST
Religious intolerance, press freedom: 75 US lawmakers ask Biden to raise rights issues with PM Modi
Dozens of U.S. President Joe Biden's fellow Democrats urged him on Tuesday to raise human rights issues with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Washington this week, according to a letter sent to Biden. Read moreJun 21, 2023 02:11 AM IST
Dozens of US lawmakers urge Biden to raise rights issues with Modi
Dozens of U.S. President Joe Biden's fellow Democrats urged him on Tuesday to raise human rights issues with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Washington this week, according to a letter sent to Biden, Reuters reported.Jun 21, 2023 02:10 AM IST
According to Bolton, the big challenge to India, US is…
John Bolton further told ANI, "I think the big challenge that confronts India and the United States is how to deal with China. I think the view in the United States, shared to a large extent across party lines, is that China is a large threat to the US and its friends and allies around the world with its hegemonic aspirations, not just in Asia, but beyond. A lot is going to depend on how the countries in the region align with countries outside the region to deal with it, the two most important countries in that complex situation are India and the US. I think India's interests lie in closer relations with the US and I hope that's the view that Prime Minister Modi increasingly accepts."Jun 21, 2023 02:08 AM IST
Why former US NSA thinks Modi's visit is ‘very important’
John Bolton, Former US NSA (National Security Advisor) on PM Modi's visit says, "I think this is a very important visit because I think India and the United States have a lot to talk about on a whole range of issues including international politics and economics & many challenges that confront both countries. I think it's going to be very interesting to see what comes out of this."Jun 21, 2023 01:32 AM IST
Grammy-winner Ricky Kej shares his thoughts on Modi's US visit
“I am in New York for Prime Minister Modi's visit. It is a beautiful amalgamation of two countries, one is the largest democracy on this earth and the other is said to be the oldest democracy on earth. We're going to the 9/11 Memorial because it's a heart-wrenching site and a constant reminder that terrorism in any form is absolutely not acceptable. We are here in full solidarity with the families of the victims to show that what happened to them was absolutely wrong and should not happen again”: Three-time Grammy award-winning musician Ricky KejJun 21, 2023 01:17 AM IST
PM to lead Yoga Day event at UN headquarters in New York today
Nine years after the United Nations recognised June 21 as International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the global community in celebrating the day at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday. Read moreJun 21, 2023 01:09 AM IST
'Modi has done a lot for Sikhs': Indian expat
“The Sikh community stands behind PM Modi. He has done a lot for the Sikh community and India. We are very proud to have him here today. We are against terrorism, that is why we have come here. India is working hard to fight terrorism,” Darshan Singh Dhaliwal, a member of the Sikh community, tells ANI.Jun 21, 2023 12:49 AM IST
ORF America executive chief hopes to see progress in defence trade
Dhruva Jaishankar, Executive Director, ORF America, tells ANI, "The significance of this visit will be to showcase how broad the relationship is and how India and the US are discussing almost every big issue today. Hopefully, we will see some forward movement in defence co-production and defence trade in some critical areas that are very vital to Indian national security."Jun 21, 2023 12:41 AM IST
‘Best moment’: Indian expat after meeting Modi
It was the best moment of my life," a member of the Indian diaspora. who was part of the contingent to welcome PM Modi in New York, told PTIJun 21, 2023 12:40 AM IST
Check PM Modi's power-packed day-wise schedule
Prime Minister Modi's power-packed State visit will witness him joining President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden for State dinner, address the joint session of US Congress, celebrate International Yoga Day at the UN headquarters and interaction with thought leaders as well the Indian diaspora. Read moreJun 21, 2023 12:18 AM IST
PM Modi signs autograph for a child at Lotte New York Palace HotelJun 21, 2023 12:12 AM IST
Watch | 'Vande Mataram' and 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' chants greet Modi at Lotte New York PalaceJun 21, 2023 12:04 AM IST
Modi signs autograph for Indian diaspora
PM Modi gives autograph to Indian diaspora representatives as he arrives at Lotte New York Palace Hotel.Story SavedLive Score