Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left on a five-day high profile visit from Thursday to the US during which he will have a power-packed schedule of meetings - official, business and public - apart from addressing the UN General Assembly on September 26 and bilateral talks with President Barack Obama.

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2014, 17:17 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left on a five-day high profile visit from Thursday to the US during which he will have a power-packed schedule of meetings - official, business and public - apart from addressing the UN General Assembly on September 26 and bilateral talks with President Barack Obama.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has already left for the US and will join the PM's delegation once Modi reaches US.

The Prime Minister will address the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27. Prior to his address, the PM will meet United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The highlight of his stay in New York would the public reception organised by the Indian American community at Madison Square Garden. The PM will also pay homage to the 9/11 memorial on September 27.

PM Modi is also expected to meet former US President Bill Clinton & Hillary Clinton in New York on September 29.

He will then head to Washington for bilateral talks with US President Barack Obama with trade and investment, science and technology, defence and maritime security being on top of his agenda.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to pay homage at the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial & Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Washington.

Modi would also be holding three bilateral meetings with neighbours -Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. There are no plans to meet Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

Modi will hold talks with over 15 top American corporate honchos, including top executives of Google, Boeing and General Electric, Goldman Sachs, IBM , as India looks to attract more overseas investments.