Indian diaspora gives thumbs-up to PM Modi`s address

Washington D. C, June 9 : The Indian diaspora on Wednesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the joint meeting of the United States Congress, where he called for a closer security relationship between both the countries.

"It was a very impressive speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He got 65 applauds in an hour and over four standing ovations by the members. There is nothing that was untouched, ranging from economy to terrorism to nuclear deal, everything was there," said an Indian woman.

Ajay Banga, the CEO of MasterCard, said the speech of Prime Minister Modi clearly underlined the relationship between India and United States.

"I think the speech by Prime Minister Modi clearly underlined the value of the United States in India as a long term partnership and not just a temporary partnership that could change the world for the better," he said.

Banga also said the business environment in India has improved under the current regime.

Praising Prime Minister Modi's speech, another Indian community member said the address rightfully mentioned the global terrorism.

"The speech of Prime Minister Modi mentioned global terrorism and global warming. He also sought India and the United States to come together to fight the menace," he said.

Prime Minister Modi in his historical address at the joint session of the US Congress at Capitol Hill here on Wednesday lauded the bonds between the two nations, saying freedom and liberty were the key elements that strengthened ties between them.

He added that both the countries had overcome the hesitations of history.

In an address peppered with applauses and standing ovations, the Prime Minister emphasised on the successful partnership between 'natural allies' India and the U. S., asserting that the importance of freedom and democracy shared by both nations was key to their respective governments.

Praising the U. S. for turning barriers into bridges of partnership, he said that America had stood with India when the support was needed the most, like when terrorists attacked Mumbai in November 2008 and in other economic endeavours as well.

Prime Minister Modi also said India and the United States should come closer and become stronger, and through their shared values do something for the benefit of the world.

He further said that his dream is to economically empower India's citizens through social and economic transformations by 2022, the seventy-fifth anniversary of India's independence. (ANI)

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