PM Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: Expressing his gratitude to US President Joe Biden for hosting the State Dinner, Prime Minister Modi stated, “I want to thank US President Joe Biden for this wonderful dinner today. I would also like to thank First Lady Jill Biden for taking care of my visit to make it successful. Yesterday evening you opened the doors of your house for me.”
“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,” Modi added.
Earlier, during his historic second address to the joint session of the US Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the exceptional privilege of speaking there for the second time. He acknowledged the momentous developments taking place between “another Al – America and India,” indicating the deepening relationship and significant progress between the two nations. Check LIVE updates here.
PM Modi US visit: ‘Dark clouds of coercion, confrontation’ casting shadow on Indo-Pacific, says 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, PTI reported.
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.
“The dark clouds of coercion and confrontation are casting their shadow in the Indo-Pacific. The stability of the region has become one of the central concerns of our partnership,” he said in the backdrop of the prolonged stand-off between the armies of India and China in eastern Ladakh.
The prime minister said a region where all nations, small and large, are free and fearless in their choices, where progress is not suffocated by an impossible burden of debt, where connectivity is not leveraged for strategic purposes, where all nations are lifted by the high tide of shared prosperity.
PM Modi US visit: PM Modi lauds role of Indian Americans in strengthening India-US ties
Indian Americans have played a significant role in the all-round development of the nation they live in and also in strengthening the India-US relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.
As reported by PTI, Modi was addressing the State Dinner hosted in his honour by US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at the North Lawn of the White House.
More than 400 guests were invited for the dinner and they included big names in the tech world and billionaire industrialists such as Mukesh Ambani, Anand Mahindra, Google CEO Sunder Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
During his address at the State Dinner, Modi raised a toast for his “wonderful” hosts. He raised it for good health, prosperity and the pursuit of happiness to liberty, equality and fraternity, and to the ever-lasting bonds of friendship between India and the US.
PM Modi US visit: Modi’s address to joint session of US Congress elicits multiple standing ovations
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nearly hour-long address to the US Congress evoked multiple standing ovations, applauses and cheers from American lawmakers and chants of ‘Modi, Modi’ from members of the diaspora community sitting in the grand House Chamber at the US Capitol here, PTI reported.
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.
Modi arrived in the House Chamber to a rousing reception as lawmakers stood up and applauded as he walked up to the podium to deliver his address.
PM Modi US visit: 20-25 areas of tech partnership identified in joint statement: Foreign Secretary
Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra on Friday said that 20-25 areas of technology partnership that have been identified in the joint statement.
“When the PM and President Biden held a discussion after the ceremonial welcome, the technology featured very prominently in the discussion. 20-25 areas of technology partnership that have been identified in the joint statement are a direct result of the discussion between the two leaders,” he added.
‘Now America’s youth dancing to Naatu Naatu..”: PM Modi
The Oscar-winning song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from Ram Charan and Jr NTR-starrer ‘RRR’ has been a global phenomenon. On Thursday (local time), ‘Naatu Naatu’ was highlighted by PM Narendra Modi in a special address during the State Dinner at the White House, as reported by ANI.
“With every passing day, Indians and Americans are getting to know each other better. We can pronounce each other’s name correctly, we can understand each other’s accent better… Children in India become Spider-Man on Halloween and America’s youth is dancing to the tunes of ‘Naatu Naatu’,” PM Modi said.
PM Modi also said that the State dinner evening has become quite special by the presence of the people of the two countries, as he called them “most precious assets.”
Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra briefs about PM Modi’s ongoing State visit to the USA| Watch
PM Modi US visit: ‘No room for ifs and buts in dealing with terrorism..,’ says Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned terrorism as a threat to humanity, asserting that there should be no room for ambiguity or hesitation when addressing this issue.
“Terrorism is an enemy of humanity and there can be no ifs and buts in dealing with it. We must overcome all such forces sponsoring and exporting terror,” the Prime Minister said, as he addressed the joint sitting of the US Congress on Thursday at the US Capitol Hill. Read the full story here.
PM Modi US visit: PM Modi thanks President Biden for accepting proposal to add Africa as a permanent G20 member
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked US President Joe Biden for accepting the proposal to add ‘Africa’ as a permanent member of the G20, ANI reported.
“Under our G20 presidency, we are giving strength to ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ and giving voice to the Global South. I thank President Biden for granting support to my proposal of making Africa a permanent G20 member. I firmly believe that the world’s two largest democracies – India and the US will be able to fulfil the aspirations of expectations and aspirations of the whole world,” said PM Modi.
Earlier, PM Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to his counterparts among the Group of 20 (G20) members, calling for the African Union to be given full membership of the grouping.
PM Modi US visit: PM Modi, Biden 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, Bloomberg noted.
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.
Biden and Modi also announced new defense collaborations, including progress on an order for MQ-9B SeaGuardian drones made by General Atomics, and an agreement that will allow American Navy ships to undertake major repairs at Indian shipyards.
PM Modi US visit: ‘Not an era of war but it is one of dialogue and diplomacy,’ says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the joint sitting of the US Congress said that 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.
“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,” PM Modi added.
PM Modi US visit: Amidst the love for Baseball, Cricket is also getting popular in the US, says PM Modi
PM Modi US visit: Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani at the White House for State Dinner| Watch
PM Modi US visit: Narendra Modi denies religious discrimination exists in India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi denied that discrimination against minorities existed under his government during a press conference with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, despite rights groups and State Department reports of abuses.
As reported by Reuters, Biden said he discussed human rights and other democratic values with Modi during their talks in the White House.
Asked at the press conference what steps he was willing to take to “improve the rights of Muslims and other minorities in your country and to uphold free speech,” Modi suggested they did not need to be improved.
“Our Constitution and our government, and we have proved democracy can deliver. When I say deliver – caste, creed, religion, gender, there is no space for any discrimination (in my government),” Modi told reporters.
PM Modi US visit: ‘Indian Americans played a significant role…,’ says PM Modi during State dinner
Acknowledging the progress made by Indian Americans in the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (local time) said that they have played a significant role in further strengthening the inclusive society and economy of the US.
During his speech at the State Dinner held at the White House, PM Modi said, “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.”
He also thanked US President Joe Biden for hosting a wonderful dinner and making the visit successful.
“I want to thank US President Joe Biden for this wonderful dinner today. I would also like to thank First Lady Jill Biden for taking care of my visit to make it successful. Yesterday evening you opened the doors of your house for me,” PM Modi said. (ANI)
PM Modi US visit: India, US plan to send Indian astronaut to International Space Station in 2024: Joe Biden
India and the US are collaborating to send an Indian astronaut to the international space station in 2024, US President Joe Biden said here on Thursday after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Addressing the media after bilateral talks with Modi, Biden said India and the US were collaborating in nearly every human endeavour in delivering progress across the board.
“From designing new ways to diagnosing and treating new illnesses like cancer and diabetes to collaboration on human space flight, including on sending an Indian astronaut to the international space station in 2024…,” Biden said with Modi by his side.
PM Modi US visit: PM Modi makes strong push for reforming multilateral institutions, including UN
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday made a strong push for reforming multilateral institutions, including the UN, and spoke glowingly of India’s ties with the US, saying the two countries stand at a new dawn in their relationship that will not only shape their destiny but also that of the world.
Becoming the first Indian prime minister to address the Joint Session of the US Congress for a second time, Modi also took a swipe at China as he spoke about “dark clouds of coercion and confrontation casting their shadow in the Indo Pacific”.
The stability of the region has become one of the central concerns of our partnership, he said, shining a light on the shared concerns in India and the US about China, which he did not name.
“We share a vision of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific, connected by secure seas, defined by international law, free from domination…
“A region where all nations, small and large, are free and fearless in their choices, where progress is not suffocated by an impossible burden of debt, where connectivity is not leveraged for strategic purposes, where all nations are lifted by the high tide of shared prosperity,” he said. (PTI)
PM Modi US visit: India, US looking forward to further enhance trade ties: Joint Statement
India and the US on Thursday said they are looking forward to the reconvening of the India-US Trade Policy Forum later this year to further enhance trade relationship and identify new areas for engagement.
The two countries have also taken steps towards deepening bilateral cooperation to strengthen economic relationship, including trade ties, according to a joint statement issued after a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden.
“The US-India trade and investment partnership is an engine for global growth, with bilateral trade exceeding USD 191 billion in 2022, nearly doubling from 2014,” it said.
Prime Minister Modi and President Biden also applauded the reconvening of the US-India Commercial Dialogue and CEO Forum in March in New Delhi, according to the statement. (PTI)
PM Modi US visit: ‘India believes in sabka saath, sabka vishwas, and sabka prayaas..,’ says PM Modi | WATCH
PM Modi US visit: ‘Democracy is in our spirit..’, Modi replies to questions on Muslim rights in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged with journalists during a joint press briefing alongside US President Joe Biden at the White House.
Responding to a query from the American media regarding the measures implemented by the Indian government to safeguard the rights of Muslims and other minority groups while upholding freedom of speech, Modi stated that democracy is deeply ingrained in the Indian ethos. “Democracy is in our spirit, and we live it. It’s in our Constitution. There is no question of discrimination on the grounds of caste or religion. India believes in sabka saath, sabka vishwas, and sabka prayaas.” Read full story here.
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