New Delhi: The India-US ties are set to deepen further as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the United States in June.
While Modi has visited the country thrice in the last two years, the upcoming tour will be special as it will be a state visit, the highest expression of the friendly bilateral relationship between two countries.
Interestingly, the Obama White House's first state visit was that of then PM Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi's state visit may well be the last before Obama demits office in January.
Also, of the 10 state visits hosted by Obama only China has been given the honour twice, and with the Modi state visit, the US is indicating the importance it accords to its ties with our nation.
As per a report in The Times of India, Obama had taken the initiative to invite Modi to the White House.
The report added that the visit is likely to be scheduled for the second week of June.