PM Narendra Modi's whirlwind US tour to cover lot of ground

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:

IANS| Last Updated: Sep 23, 2014, 15:50 PM IST

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:

Sep 26:

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.

Sep 27:

Visits Ground Zero and 9/11memorial;

Addresses UN General Assembly;

Bilateral meetings;

Meets former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg;

Addresses annual Global Citizen Festival at Central Park;

Meets group of eminent Indian-Americans.

Sep 28:

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.

Sep 29:

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.

Sep 29:

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.

Sep 30:

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.