PM Narendra Modi meets President Barack Obama: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama met at the White House on Tuesday.

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 00:51
Pic Courtesy - ‏@PMOIndia

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama met at the White House on Tuesday. This was the seventh meeting between them.

After the meeting they addressed a joint press conference during which PM Modi thanked Obama for supporting India's MTCR, NSG bid.

At the same time, India and the US promised to work together for the sake of global peace and security and the benefit of developing countries.

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Leaders reaffirmed support for a reformed UNSC with India as permanent member and for addressing global development and security challenges: FS.

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Terrorism was also the focus of the discussion. There was disccusion on how to deepen US-India colalboration against terrorism. US is comfortable supporting our initiative of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT): FS.

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Some agreements were finalised, one is the technical arrangement to sharing white shipping information. India recognised as a major defence partner for the US, we would be treated at a level similar to the closest allies of the US. This allows for better higher quality technology access on defence side, and liberal access to the dual-use technology side. Today the big challenge is we want a framework that allows not just sale or collabaration but allows Make in India to happen in defence side: FS.

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Last year when President Obama came to India we announced a US-India Joint Strategic Vision, the roadmap for that has been finalised: FS.

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On people to people interaction front, India is to open another consulate in Seattle: FS.

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There was also expressions of welcome of our imminent entry into Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR): Foreign Secretary.

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This matter will come up for discussion end of this month in South Korea, US has been supportive of this process for some time now: FS.

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We look forward to the acceptance of our application to join NSG: Foreign Secretary.

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We have this commitment to reach 40% target of non fossil fuel in terms of power generation by 2030: FS.

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US-India Catalytic Solar Finance Program looks to mobilise a large amount from private sector on solar projects: FS.

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US commitment to bring 2008 Mumbai attackers to justice now extends to Pathankot attack as well: Jaishankar.

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India recognised as a major defence partner for the US, we would be treated at a level similar to the closest allies of the US: Foreign Secreary S Jaishankar.

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India has made a name for itself as fastest growing economy in the world. Will work together for world's peace and security: PM Modi.

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Site design of six nuclear reactors in India to begin 'immediately': Joint statement.

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We discussed how to take economic ties to new heights, says PM Modi.

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We discussed a range of issues of cooperation today from business and technology to governance: PM Modi.

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Obama, PM Modi confirm Nuclear Power Corporation Of India and Westinghouse will finalize contractual arrangements by June 2017.

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It is natural for India and US to deepen and broaden partnership, says President Barack Obama.

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India and US are the largest democracies in the world. Our wider cooperation will be helpful for developing countries of the world: Obama.

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India is a young country and we are aware of the talent it has. We will continue to work together in the future too: Obama.

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India and USA have strong bonds: President Barack Obama at the joint press briefing.

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Will meet again in G20, will fulfill dream of climate justice: PM Modi after meeting Barack Obama.

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India's friend Barack Obama extended support to MTCR and NSG, will always be grateful: PM Modi.

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Another tweet by MEA -

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India is a young country, over 800 million of Indians below age of 35. Our youth power in partnership with US will serve mankind: PM Modi. 

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A tweet from @MEAIndia - 

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We are working shoulder to shoulder, we are proud. Will continue working together: PM Modi.

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Want to thank my close friend President Obama, we discussed a range of issues. Also thank US Congress for inviting me: PM Modi.

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PM Modi and I discussed regional security issues. We wish to work together on cyber security: President Obama.

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I have fond memories of India, when I took part in Republic Day: President Obama.

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We discussed progress made on nuclear civil cooperation, says President Obama after meeting PM Modi.

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A tweet by @MEAIndia - 

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Earlier, the White House had said, "The President looks forward to discussing progress made on our climate change and clean energy partnership, security and defence cooperation, and economic growth priorities."

The two leaders are also expected to briefly scheduled to address the press inside the Oval Office for about 15 minutes.

Soon thereafter President Obama would host PM Modi for a working lunch in the Cabinet Room of the White House. 

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PM Modi reaches the White House.

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Glimpses from PM Modi's various programmes and interactions in Washington DC yesterday:

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PM Modi arrived in US at midnight on Monday on a three-day visit. He arrived at the Joint Base Andrews from Switzerland where he secured the European nation's support for India's NSG membership ahead of a key meeting of the 48-nation bloc.

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