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PM Modi invited to address joint session of US Congress on June 8

Washington, Apr. 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan to address a joint meeting of Congress on June 8.

"The friendship between the United States and India is a pillar of stability in an important region of the world," Ryan told the mediapersons during his weekly press conference.

"This address presents a special opportunity to hear from the elected leader of the world's most populous democracy on how our two nations can work together to promote our shared values and to increase prosperity. We look forward to welcoming Prime Minister Modi to the US Capitol on June 8," he added.

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PM Narendra Modi expected to visit US in June: American lawmakers

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit the US in June, a bipartisan group of top American lawmakers have said while calling on the House of Representatives Speaker to invite him to address a joint session of the Congress during his fourth trip here in two years.

"Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Washington on June 7 and 8 of this year," Congressmen Ed Royce, Eliot Engel, George Holding and Ami Bera said in a letter to House of Representatives Paul Ryan.

Royce is the Chairman of the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee and Engel is its Ranking Member. Holding and Bera are Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.

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India-US defence relationship 'strategic handshake': Ashton Carter

New York: The defence relationship between India and the US has emerged as that of a "strategic handshake", Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said today on the eve of his second visit to India.

"Over the course of my years at the Defence Department, I have seen a remarkable convergence of US and Indian interests ? what I call a strategic handshake," Carter said in his major policy speech on Asia Pacific on the eve of his nearly two-week overseas trip that will take him to India, the Philippines and the Middle East.

Travelling to India at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar, Carter would be visiting the Defence Minister's home state of Goa, and New Delhi where he would be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Narendra Modi's Saudi Arabia visit may unnerve Pakistan: US expert

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Saudi Arabia could unnerve Pakistan as economic and strategic opportunities are bringing India closer to the oil-rich gulf nation, a top US expert has said.

"After years of considering Saudi Arabia as a major ally and economic benefactor, Pakistan may be on the verge of losing its erstwhile patron to archrival India. Modi arrived in Riyadh last week for an official visit full of diplomatic significance," said Aparna Pande, director India Initiative of the Hudson Institute, a top American think-tank.

She said Modi's visit and the warm reception he received were the latest reminders to the Pakistani leaders that international relations are based on national interest and not on vague religion-based ideology.

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PM Modi leaves for Riyadh, says Washington visit was fruitful

Washington D. C., Apr. 2 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who departed from here for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the final leg of his three nation tour, said that his Washington DC visit was full of fruitful meetings and interactions and added that the Nuclear Security Summit 2016 discussed issues of great global importance.

"Farewell Washington! After 2 days of intense diplomacy, PM @narendramodi leaves for final leg of his 3 nation tour," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Prior to his departure, Prime Minister Modi held bilateral talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

"Continuing the dialogue with my friend @AbeShinzo.we are very optimistic about what India-Japan ties can achieve," the Prime Minister tweeted.

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Key announcements by PM Modi at Nuclear Security Summit

Washington D. C., Apr. 2 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi made key announcements while addressing the plenary session of the Nuclear Security Summit here.

Below are the highlights of his announcement:

1. India will continue to accord a high national priority to nuclear security through strong institutional framework, independent regulatory agency and trained and specialized manpower.

2. Development and deployment of technology to deter and defend against nuclear terrorism. These include physical and cyber barriers, technological approaches, setting up a facility for medical grade "Moly-99" using Low Enriches Uranium and using vitrified forms of vulnerable radioisotopes such as Ceasium-137.

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PM Modi meets Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Washington

Washington D. C., Apr. 2 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit here in Washington D. C.

"Like the cherry blossoms, an important relationship is continually renewed. PM & PM @AbeShinzo meet in Washington DC," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

This meeting concluded the Prime Minister's two-day trip to Washington following which he will depart for Saudi Arabia in the final leg of his three nation tour.

Earlier in the day, he called on his British and Canadian counterparts David Cameron and Justin Trudeau respectively, reaffirming bilateral ties with the nations.

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PM Modi meets Presidents of Kazakhstan, Switzerland

Washington D. C., Apr. 2 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit here in Washington D. C.

He also met Switzerland President Johann Schneider-Ammann.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister called on his British and Canadian counterparts David Cameron and Justin Trudeau respectively, reaffirming bilateral ties with the nations.

Canada expressed interest in working with India in the energy sectors besides showing willingness to cooperate in coal gasification and underground mining.

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UK can become a major partner in 'Make In India': PM Modi

Washington D. C., Apr. 2 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited his British counterpart David Cameron to play a larger role in the 'Make In India' project and asserted that the United Kingdom could become a major partner in the initiative, particularly in the defence sector.

Briefing the media on the bilateral meeting between both leaders on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit here, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that Prime Minister Modi fondly remembered his visit to the UK, where the event at Wembley became part of history and added that ties since this visit had become deeper and richer.

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Canada keen to work with India in energy sectors

Washington D. C., Apr. 2 : Canada has expressed interest in working with India in the energy sectors besides showing willingness to cooperate in coal gasification and underground mining.

"Mr. Trudeau acknowledged that yes Canada has strong energy sector and he wanted to work with India in the ways which were less harmful to the environment and, he said Canada will be very happy cooperate with India in both coal gasification as well as underground mining, " said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup while briefing the media about the bilateral meeting held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit here.

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At dinner with Barack Obama, PM Modi warns about state actors abetting terrorists

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned global leaders from over 50 nations gathered here to discuss nuclear terrorism that state actors working with nuclear traffickers and terrorists present the greatest risk.

"Terrorism is globally networked. But, we still act only nationally to counter this threat," he said at a working dinner hosted by President Barack Obama on Thursday night to kick off the two-day Nuclear Security Summit.

Obama, who is hosting his fourth and last such summit to discuss how to prevent terrorists and other non-state actors from gaining access to nuclear materials, was flanked by Modi on the right and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the left.

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PM Modi to hold bilateral talks with leaders of Canada, UK, Argentina and Japan

Washington D. C., April 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Washington D. C. to take part in the fourth Nuclear Security Summit, is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with top leaders from Canada, United Kingdom, Argentina and Japan today.

On the sidelines of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit here, Prime Minister Modi on Thursday held bilateral meeting with his New Zealand counterpart John Key and discussed cooperation in trade, technology, tourism and education.

Prime Minister Modi later met a team of scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO).

A memorandum of understanding on setting up LIGO facility in India was also signed between India and the United States on the occasion.

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LIGO project is a great example of India-US ties: PM Modi

Washington DC, Apr. 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project as a great example of India-US scientific collaboration and said the success of the same could well inspire an entire young generation of Indian scientists.

"Insightful interaction with scientists from LIGO, including 3 young Indian scientists who worked on LIGO project," tweeted Prime Minister Modi, who met a team of scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory in Washington DC.

"LIGO project is a great example of India-USA ties & will surely inspire several young science enthusiasts in India. http://n-m4.in/1MWlDYe," he said in another tweet.

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Must drop notion that "his" terrorist is not "my" terrorist: PM Modi

Washington D. C., Apr. 1 : Continuing his trend of taking a hard stand on terrorism in the international arena, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that there could be no deterrence against nuclear terrorism without prevention and prosecution of acts of terrorism.

Intervening on nuclear terrorism threat at the Nuclear Security Summit dinner at the White House hosted by US President Barack Obama, the Prime Minister called to focus on three contemporary features of terrorism.

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PM Modi arrives at White House for dinner of Nuclear Summit

Washington DC, Apr. 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the White House here to participate in a dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama in honour of the world leaders attending the fourth nuclear summit.

Prime Minister Modi is expected to make an intervention at the dinner.

"Much to talk about! PM @narendramodi confers with President Obama at #NSS dinner," tweeted Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

The Prime Minister, who is in Washington to take part in the fourth Nuclear Security Summit, earlier held bilateral talks with his New Zealand counterpart John Key.

Both leaders discussed ways and means to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

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