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This is the first meeting Jaishankar and Pompeo amid India-China tensions since May of this year. Both countries have seen increased convergencies on several issues, from security to Indo Pacific. Later today in Tokyo, foreign minister of all 4 Quad countries-- India, US, Japan and Austrialia will meet.
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday asserted that India is ready to sign initial limited trade package with the US. Goyal added that it is up to the US to move ahead. Addressing the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, Goyal said so while speaking on the issue of a trade agreement between the US and India.
Terumi Tanaka was 13 when a U.S. warplane dropped a plutonium bomb on the southern Japanese city of Nagasaki, on Aug. 9, 1945. Tanaka knew instantly when his surroundings turned a blinding bright white that the massive boom was not one of the air raids. "I felt this was something terrible, so I ran downstairs and ducked, covered my ears and closed my eyes," Tanaka, now 88, told Reuters.
PM Modi took to Twitter lauding the US President and called him "a steadfast friend of India and the Indian community", adding that his presence indicates his "respect towards India and the Indian diaspora". The PM also tweeted several pictures from the event calling them "moments from Houston that will always remain a part of my memory". He thanked the people and admired the programmes in the event.