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Modi in US Day 3 highlights: ‘Indians are brilliant in every field…not just Spelling Bee,’ says PM

PM Modi US visit LIVE Updates: PM Modi and Joe Biden held bilateral meetings at the White House and participated in a joint press conference.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with United States President Joe Biden and First Lady of the US, Jill Biden wave to the gathering during a ceremonial welcome hosted for PM Modi at the South Lawns of the White House in Washington DC, USA on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with United States President Joe Biden and First Lady of the US, Jill Biden wave to the gathering during a ceremonial welcome hosted for PM Modi at the South Lawns of the White House in Washington DC, USA on Thursday.

PM Modi US visit LIVE Updates: PM Modi kicked off the third day of his state visit to the United States, day after leading the historic yoga session at the United Nations headquarters in New York and attending a private dinner with president Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden at the White House in Washington....Read More

PM Modi addressed a joint session of the US Congress and later attended the state dinner at the White House along with over 380 distinguished guests. 

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June 23, 2023 4:05 PM IST

Follow PM Modi's state visit to US Day 4 updates here

Live updates on PM Modi's fourth and final day of state visit to the United States can be followed here.

June 23, 2023 2:52 PM IST

What did PM Modi say in his hour-long address in US Congress?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his historic-address in the US Congress on Thursday discussed several key points, emphasising India's commitment to climate goals, women's empowerment, the fight against terrorism, and other important issues.

June 23, 2023 2:23 PM IST

Modi first Indian PM to address joint session of US Congress twice

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the first Indian prime minister to address the joint session of the US Congress twice. After Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Modi is the second international leader to be granted the honour more than once.

June 23, 2023 2:06 PM IST

PM Modi in US Day 4: Discussion with CEOs, State Luncheon and diaspora outreach

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held bilateral discussions with US president Joe Biden in which technology cooperation featured prominently. The bilateral talks were followed by PM Modi's address to the joint session of the US Congress, and the high-profile state dinner, attended by over 400 dignitaries. Read more

June 23, 2023 1:53 PM IST

US President Joe Biden, First Lady extended 'exceptional warmth, hospitality' to PM Modi: Foreign Secy Vinay Kwatra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received "exceptional warmth and hospitality" extended to him from United States President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden during his "truly pathbreaking" first state visit, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said.

June 23, 2023 1:43 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, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra has said.

Kwatra briefed reporters on the outcomes of the second day of Modi's visit that began here with a grand ceremonial welcome on the South Lawn of the White House.

It was followed by bilateral discussions, remarks to the press, an address to the joint session of the US Congress and the state dinner where high-profile invited guests included Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Alphabet chief Sundar Pichai.

June 23, 2023 1:35 PM IST

PM Modi to meet Boeing, Amazon and Google CEOs today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet chief executives of Indian and American firms today at the White House to discuss innovation, investment, and manufacturing in a variety of technology sectors, including Artificial Intelligence, semiconductors, and space. Read more

June 23, 2023 1:27 PM IST

Indians are brilliant in every field, not just in Spelling Bee: PM Modi

Applauding the Indian community in the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that they are brilliant in every field, not just in Spelling Bee and have played a big role in the country’s relationship with America.

Prime Minister Modi's remarks on Thursday came during his address to a joint session of the US Congress. He attributed a big part of the success of India-US ties to Indian-Americans.

Representing 1.4 billion Indians, Modi said it is always a great honour and an exceptional privilege to address the US Congress twice. This is the second time that the prime minister has addressed the US Congress, the first time being in 2016.

 

June 23, 2023 1:05 PM IST

PM Modi's US visit has resulted in significant outcomes in defence, renewable energy: Smriti Irani

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States resulted in significant outcomes in areas of defence, renewable energy and critical minerals cooperation.

"Prime Minister's visit to the United States resulted in significant outcomes in areas such as defence, renewable energy and critical minerals cooperation. India and US cracked several deals on Space and Defence. MoU on Semiconductor Supply Chain and Innovation Partnership will not only promote research but also business opportunities," said Smriti Irani.

June 23, 2023 12:34 PM IST

Good to be at reception after the speech: Brad Sherman

June 23, 2023 12:29 PM IST

Modi in US: Behind breakthrough pacts, weeks of parleys

Three months, over a dozen drafts, sleepless nights, extensive internal consultations, virtual and in person negotiations, a bilateral process marked by remarkable cordiality and warmth, a mutual germination of ideas, and finally, a problem of plenty. Read more

June 23, 2023 12:23 PM IST

Announcements in tech space during PM's US visit "big milestone" in India's semiconductor growth story: MoS IT Chandrasekhar

The big announcements by players like Micron, Applied Materials and Lam Research during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit are a "significant and meaningful milestone" in expansion of semiconductor ecosystem in the country, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Friday.

He also said the three proposals in the high tech arena strengthen the two countries' resolve to shape the future of technology, products and services.

June 23, 2023 11:56 AM IST

PM Modi's visit will take India-US ties to next level: VP Kamala Harris

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first State visit to the US will take bilateral ties in areas of space, defence, emerging technology and supply chains to the next level, Vice President Kamala Harris has said.

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.

June 23, 2023 11:46 AM IST

PM Modi says India joining Artemis Accord a 'big leap forward' in space sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India has taken a "big leap forward" in space cooperation after it joined the Artemis Accords, which advance a common vision of space exploration for the benefit of all humankind.

Grounded in the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 (OST), the Artemis Accords are a non-binding set of principles designed to guide civil space exploration and use in the 21st century. It is an American-led effort to return humans to the moon by 2025, with the ultimate goal of expanding space exploration to Mars and beyond.

On Thursday, India decided to join the Artemis Accords.

June 23, 2023 11:30 AM IST

India, US to enhance tech commerce; to focus on semiconductor, telecom, high-end computing

India and the US will focus on measures to facilitate greater technology sharing, co-production opportunities with semiconductor, 5G and 6G telecom network, quantum and high-end computing, said a joint statement released on Friday.

The statement dated June 22 released after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden in the US said that both governments have committed to promote policies and adapt regulations to facilitate greater technology sharing, co-development, and co-production opportunities between US and Indian industry, government, and academic institutions.

June 23, 2023 11:17 AM IST

Praising US Congress members for coming together, PM Modi takes veiled swipe at Rahul

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the members of the US Congress for coming together to celebrate their country's ties with India, saying there must be a contest of ideas at home but people must also come together as one while speaking for the nation.

Modi's remarks in his address to a joint session of the US Congress on Thursday came against the backdrop of Rahul Gandhi's frequent swipes at his government during his visits abroad, which the ruling BJP has often projected as the opposition leader's bid to malign the country from foreign soil to target the central government.

The prime minister's remarks were perceived to be an attack on the Congress leader.

June 23, 2023 11:04 AM IST

Biden, Modi hail new era for US-India ties and tout deals

U.S. President Joe Biden and Narendra Modi hailed a new era in their countries' relationship after the White House rolled out the red carpet for the Indian prime minister on Thursday, touting deals on defense and commerce aimed at countering China's global influence.

“Two great nations, two great friends, and two great powers. Cheers," Biden told Modi in a toast at a state dinner. Modi said in reply: “You are soft spoken, but when it comes to action, you are very strong.”

Though the countries are not formal treaty-bound allies and India has long relished its independence, Washington wants Delhi to be a strategic counterweight to China. While neither leader criticized Beijing directly in official statements, they alluded to the Xi Jinping-led government.

June 23, 2023 10:51 AM IST

Our partnership indeed holds immense potential for this century: PM Modi

June 23, 2023 10:50 AM IST

Grateful all esteemed members of Congress for the special welcome: PM Modi

June 23, 2023 10:47 AM IST

Mukesh Ambani along with Alphabet CEO, Sunder Pichai at the White House

June 23, 2023 10:45 AM IST

Watch: Glimpses from the ceremonial welcome accorded to PM Modi at the White House

June 23, 2023 10:43 AM IST

Look forward to increased economic and national security ties: Speaker Kevin McCarthy

It was a privilege to welcome Prime Minister @narendramodi to the U.S. Capitol, one of the greatest symbols of democracy in the world.

I look forward to increased economic and national security ties between our two great nations, tweets speaker Kevin McCarthy

June 23, 2023 10:41 AM IST

PM Modi's independent foreign policy made world see India as trusted partner: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official state visit to the US, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said that the Prime Minister's efforts towards the independent foreign policy have made the world see India as a trusted partner.

"In the last nine years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts towards the independent foreign policy with importance to national interest have made the world see India as a trusted partner," Ashwini Vaishnaw said.

June 23, 2023 10:40 AM IST

Modi-Biden connect and India-US ties soar on trust

The ongoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to US and the joint statement released in Washington today show that the Indian leader has been able to connect with his US counterpart President Joe Biden with the bilateral ties charting new domains of engagement. Read more

June 23, 2023 10:15 AM IST

Great to be here for PM Modi’s address: Mark Warner

June 23, 2023 9:47 AM IST

Modi and I shared efforts to mitigate the humanitarian tragedy unleashed by Russia: Biden

During our meeting, Prime Minister Modi and I discussed our shared efforts to mitigate the humanitarian tragedy unleashed by Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine –

And to defend the core principles of the UN Charter: sovereignty and territorial integrity.

June 23, 2023 9:43 AM IST

People who sponsor terrorism pose a serious challenge to the safety: Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra

June 23, 2023 9:35 AM IST

'Dark clouds of coercion, confrontation' casting shadow on Indo-Pacific: 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.

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.

June 23, 2023 9:22 AM IST

Honoured to address the US Congress: PM Modi

June 23, 2023 9:11 AM IST

Corporate leaders, lawmakers among guests at State Dinner hosted for PM Modi

Big names in the tech world, film and fashion industry as well as billionaire industrialists were among those invited to the State Dinner hosted in the honour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Thursday.

The menu, comprising mostly vegetarian dishes, taking note of the dietary restrictions of the visiting prime minister, included marinated millets, stuffed mushrooms, grilled corn kernel salad and cardamom-infused strawberry shortcake.

June 23, 2023 9:07 AM IST

India, US collaborate on every human endeavor: Biden

June 23, 2023 8:52 AM IST

Together, we can shape a world that is more peaceful, stable and inclusive: PM Modi

Indeed @Rep_Magaziner, our bond as the world's largest democracies is fundamental. The shared democratic values that bind us will guide our collaboration towards a prosperous future. Together, we can shape a world that is more peaceful, stable and inclusive, tweets PM Modi

June 23, 2023 8:44 AM IST

Modi Chants, Claps, Whistles: Watch U.S Congress' Standing Ovation For Indian PM

Narendra Modi scripted history as he became the first Indian Prime Minister to address the U.S. Congress twice last night. His address was marked by 'Modi, Modi' chants, 79 applauses and 15 standing ovations as he stressed on democracy and democratic values. Watch

June 23, 2023 8:40 AM IST

India's Modi brings comedy game to big White House dinner in his honor

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought his comedy game to Thursday's big White House dinner in his honor, cracking jokes about his lack of singing chops, the time President Joe Biden wanted him to eat even though he was fasting and how well Indians and Americans are getting along.

Not really known for having a sense of humor, the prime minister kept the nearly 400 guests in stitches as he toasted Biden and first lady Jill Biden before dinner was served.

June 23, 2023 8:34 AM IST

We have over 2,500 political parties, yet we speak in one voice: PM Modi

June 23, 2023 8:20 AM IST

US Congressmen lined up to take autographs of PM Modi

US Congressmen lined up to take autographs and selfies with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his address to the joint sitting of the US Congress, earlier today.

June 23, 2023 8:16 AM IST

Washington wants Delhi to be a strategic counterweight to China

Though the countries are not formal treaty-bound allies and India has long relished its independence, Washington wants Delhi to be a strategic counterweight to China. While neither leader criticized Beijing directly in official statements, they alluded to the Xi Jinping-led government.

"The dark clouds of coercion and confrontation are casting their shadow in the Indo Pacific," Modi told Congress. "The stability of the region has become one of the central concerns of our partnership."

June 23, 2023 8:12 AM IST

Biden on welcoming PM modi

June 23, 2023 8:05 AM IST

Recap: Terrorism and radicalism still remain a danger for the whole world, says PM Modi

This is not an era of war but it is one of dialogue and diplomacy and we all must do what we can to stop the bloodshed and human suffering. The stability of the Indo-Pacific region has become one of the central concerns of our partnership. We share a vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific. More than 2 decades after the 9/11 attacks and more than a decade after 26/11 in Mumbai, terrorism and radicalism still remain a danger for the whole world

June 23, 2023 7:56 AM IST

Recap: Biden and Modi announce defense, chips deals at White House

US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a series of defense and commercial deals designed to improve military and economic ties between their nations during Thursday’s state visit at the White House.

General Electric Co. plans to jointly manufacture F414 engines with state-owned Indian firm Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. for the Tejas light-combat aircraft, as part of an effort to improve defense- and technology-sharing as China becomes more assertive in the Indo-Pacific.

June 23, 2023 7:54 AM IST

PM Modi thanks Biden for hosting state dinner

He also thanked US President Joe Biden for hosting a wonderful dinner and making the visit successful.

"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," PM Modi added.

June 23, 2023 7:51 AM IST

Mukesh Ambani, Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai invited at State dinner | Full list

US President Joe Biden and First lady Jill Biden hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an official State dinner at the White House on Thursday along with over 380 prominent guests featuring titans of business, fashion, entertainment. Read more

June 23, 2023 7:37 AM IST

PM Modi points to Halloween, 'Naatu Naatu' to underline people-to-people connect

Underlining the growing people-to-people ties between India and the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Indians and Americans are getting to know each other better with every passing day. Read more

June 23, 2023 7:31 AM IST

Recap: "Indian Americans played significant role...," says PM Modi during State dinner at White House

Indian Americans have come a long way in the US and have always found a respectful place in America's Melting Pot. Indian Americans have played a significant role in further strengthening the inclusive society and economy of the US.

June 23, 2023 7:22 AM IST

Biden mentions his grandfather at the State dinner

Speaking at the high-profile event, attended by around 400 guests, Biden said his grandfather, Ambrose Finnegan, used to say “If you give a toast and you don't have any alcohol in the glass, you must do it with your left hand. You all think I’m kidding. I’m not.”

June 23, 2023 7:17 AM IST

Recap: Modi becomes only Indian PM to address US Congress twice

In his hour-long address to American lawmakers at a joint session of the US Congress, prime minister Narendra Modi discussed several key points, emphasising India's commitment to climate goals, women's empowerment, the fight against terrorism, and other important issues. Read more

June 23, 2023 7:16 AM IST

Biden's ‘no alcohol’ toast at state dinner leaves PM Modi laughing

US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday shared some light-hearted moments as they a toast during the state dinner at the White House. Read more

June 23, 2023 7:11 AM IST

Biden, Modi hail new era for US-India ties and tout deals

U.S. President Joe Biden and Narendra Modi hailed a new era in their countries' relationship after the White House rolled out the red carpet for the Indian prime minister on Thursday, touting deals on defense and commerce aimed at countering China's global influence.

“Two great nations, two great friends, and two great powers. Cheers," Biden told Modi in a toast at a state dinner. Modi said in reply: “You are soft spoken, but when it comes to action, you are very strong.”

June 23, 2023 6:53 AM IST

Amidst the love for Baseball, Cricket getting popular in the US: PM Modi

June 23, 2023 6:52 AM IST

With every passing day, Indians and Americans are getting to know each other better: PM Modi

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