Washington: From a visit to Ground Zero in New York to a landmark summit with President Barack Obama and meetings with business and community leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will cover a lot of ground during his whirlwind tour of US lasting a little over 100 hours. Here is his tentative programme pieced together from various sources:
Arrives in New York, stays at New York Palace Hotel;
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on PM;
Meets Nobel Prize-winning scientist Harold Eliot Varmus, Director of the National Cancer Institute.
Visits Ground Zero and 9/11memorial;
Addresses UN General Assembly;
Meets former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg;
Addresses annual Global Citizen Festival at Central Park;
Meets group of eminent Indian-Americans.
Meets Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley, Indian American Governor of South Carolina;
Addresses Indian-American community reception at Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan;
Attends dinner reception at The Pierre, a luxurious heritage hotel owned by India's Taj hotels, hosted by the Indian Ambassador to the US, S. Jaishankar.
Meets business CEOs;
Individual meetings with eminent persons;
Meets Bill and Hillary Clinton;
Addresses Council on Foreign Relations, a leading think tank;
Leaves for Washington.
Arrives in Washington in the afternoon, checks into Blair House, presidential state guest house across the street from the White House;
Has private dinner with President Barack Obama at the White House.
Visits Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr memorial and Gandhi statue in front of the Indian embassy in Washington;
Formal summit meeting with Obama at the White House;
Lunch with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department;
Meeting on Capitol Hill with Congressional leaders hosted by Republican House Speaker John Boehner;
Reception and policy address to the US-India Business Council (USIBC);
Leaves for India.