India is on Monday celebrating its 66th Republic Day, and the country's military might and cultural diversity will be showcased at the annual parade at Rajpath. In attendance will be chief guest Barack Obama, president, USA.
Applauding US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on civil nuclear and defence agreements, an influential Indian-American Congressman on Sunday said the deals would make billions of dollars in trade possible for American companies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a different tone for the India-US ties as the two countries "articulated a different understanding" to break the logjam over civil nuclear deal, but companies need to assess their risks, US officials said on Sunday.
India and the US have agreed to expand their efforts to assist developing countries and address global development challenges for the benefit of the wider region and the world and they lauded ongoing triangular assistance, which may involve US-India collaboration to address development challenges in third countries in areas including health, energy, food security, disaster management, and women`s empowerment.
The Indo-US agreements on defence cooperation announced by the two countries "promises to open a new chapter" in bilateral military ties and marks an "important milestone" in their strategic partnership, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday said.
Signalling renewed intensity in ties, India and the US on Sunday decided to further "elevate" the long-standing strategic partnership by enhancing cooperation in a raft of crucial areas including defence, trade and commerce, technology transfer, counter-terrorism and climate change.
Welcoming US president Barack Obama, who arrived in New Delhi today on his three-day visit to India, the Congress on Sunday said country's interest should be given preeminence and the foreign policy of non-alignment should be kept intact during the bilateral talks.
US President Barack Obama's unprecedented second visit to India is a "superficial rapprochement" given their hard differences on issues like climate change and nuclear energy cooperation, a wary China said today as it kept a close watch on the outcome of talks.
Visiting US President Barack Obama`s 60-vehicle motorcade which drove down the roads of the Indian capital Sunday included his two Beasts, the armoured presidential limousines, on the first day of his three-day visit.
India and the US should fight terrorism together as no country is safe from the menace, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said while sharing views of American President Barack Obama that no nation should provide safe haven to terror groups.
Identifying terrorism as a major challenge, India and the US on Sunday stressed the need for joint and concerted efforts to disrupt terror entities including LeT, D Company and the Haqqani Network and asked Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of 26/11 terror attack to justice.
Chemistry between US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was very much evident on Sunday with the Indian leader calling him by his first name more than once during their joint media interaction.