Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama would discuss a range of issues, including ways to accelerate economic growth and bolster security cooperation to deepen the US-India strategic partnership, at their maiden summit meeting on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday had a meeting with eminent Nobel Laureate and famous cancer specialist Professor Harold Varmus and invited him to visit India to assist in health and public care research.
Wearing a smart burgundy bandgala and dark trousers, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plunged into a large throng of madly cheering crowd of fans here Friday evening, throwing his security detail into a tizzy, as he arrived at his New York hotel from the airport.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have his hands full during his visit to the US, where he is expected to undertake more than 50 engagements over 100 hours of stay - from meeting US President Barack Obama to delivering his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly.
After an overnight transit halt here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left for his maiden visit to the US during which he will address the UN General Assembly, hold talks with President Barack Obama and meet top American corporate honchos besides a series of other engagements.
Describing America as India's "natural global partner", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the complementary strengths of the two democracies can be used for inclusive and broad-based development to transform lives across the globe.
Embarking on a high-profile visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described the US as India's "vital partner" and said that he was confident that his trip will bridge "many divisions" and mark a "new chapter" in the strategic ties.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ask his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina to be alert to threats she faces when they meet in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly later this month.
As Indian community here looks forward to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the organisers of the upcoming reception event at the Madison Square Garden say that the 30,000-strong crowd in attendance would include age groups ranging from 5 years to 90 years.
As the US prepares to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a landmark visit this week, several commentators have suggested ways of what they call kick-starting the US-Indian strategic partnership.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz are expected to meet at two multilateral fora on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a landmark action-packed US visit this week with all his engagements combining symbolism and substance to reflect India's priorities from political to strategic to business.