Published: Thu, June 29, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

India, US vow to strengthen economic ties, resolve differences

"Congress is particularly disappointed by the fact the US President acknowledged the accomplishments of India under Modi during the last three years", Naidu said, adding that Trump particularly referred to the comprehensive battle against corruption launched during NDA rule.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday after his meeting with Dutch PM Mark Rutte at Catshuis said that Netherlands was a natural partner in the economic development of India.

Exporting energy and natural gas to India: President Trump: Looking forward to exporting more United States energy to India as your economy grows, including a major long-term contract to purchase natural gas.

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Modi welcomed Ivanka to India for the event later this year saying, "Delighted to have met you at the White House".

Trump also accepted Modi's offer to visit India, the White House statement added.

Leaders and celebrities should be prepared for Modi's embrace by now, but they often aren't - sometimes almost getting knocked off balance. FILE - In this August 30, 2014, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, is welcomed by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe upon arrival at State Guest House in Kyoto, western Japan.

"The Netherlands is a key partner to help India achieve its goals", he said.

Syed Salahuddin (also known as Mohammed Yusuf Shah) was designated as a global terrorist.

During their first conversation on the phone on January 24, Trump had assured Modi of continued support on fighting terrorism. Going forward, India might expand its security footprint in Afghanistan, because the next phase of the battle there is likely to be very different from what you see today, and would focus more on countering terrorism. "I think this is a big outcome of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the States", Haider told ANI.

Sensitive issues like H-1B visas used by thousands of Indian software engineers to work in the United States and the USA withdrawing from the Paris climate accord were tactfully disregarded as Modi was aware of the host's sensitivities over the issues.

"On the H-1B issue, there was a lot of discussion with business leaders and the two leaders about the digital partnership", he said.

As reported by The Associated Press (AP), the Trump administration says it wants to provide India the kind of defence technology it does to the closest United States allies.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi sat down for delegation-level talks with Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House.

In a late night statement, the White House said completion of these sales would increase bilateral defence trade to almost United States dollars 19 billion, supporting thousands of U.S. jobs. India conceded on "fair" trade in addition to "free" trade, and Trump was clear that India had to open its economy further and trade should be "fair and reciprocal". "And next month, they will join together with the Japanese navy to take place in the largest maritime exercise ever conducted in the vast Indian Ocean", said Trump, according to the joint press statement released by the White House.

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