Diplomats

  • Modi, Obama target USD 500 billion Indo-US trade January 16, 1410

    Washington: Targeting a five-fold jump in Indo-US trade to USD 500 billion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to deepen economic cooperation and will set up a joint program to boost business investment. After two days of talks focused on ways to reinvigorate the...
  • Building blocks in place to call Modi's US visit a success, say experts 9 hours 42 minutes ago

    With both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama penning a joint editorial, experts say that both leaders have put in their efforts to make this visit a success. "We have every indication that the building blocks are in place for a successful visit. So it doesn't surprise...
  • Sense of optimism about Indo-US relations the biggest takeaway from Modi-US visit 10 hours 42 minutes ago

    The five-day visit of Narendra Modi to the United States of America has come to an end propelling the Indo-US ties to a new level. Defence ties, energy security and the WTO issue were discussed at Modi's first bilateral meet with US President Barack Obama. The biggest takeaway from the...
  • India's food security concern at WTO needs solution: Modi -1327121584 minutes ago

    New York: Emphasising that India supports trade facilitation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told US President Barack Obama that a solution must be found on its concerns over food security at the WTO. Modi had an "open discussion" on WTO (World Trade Organisation) issue with Obama during their summit talks...
  • India, US agree in principle to renew defence pact 19 hours 49 minutes ago

    Washington: India and US have in principle agreed to extend their defence agreement for another 10 years which will take forward the cooperation between the two countries in the crucial area. Sources in the Department of Defence said, "we are still negotiating the framework agreement (defence) but have not finished." Pentagon...
  • US Defence Secretary meets Modi; discusses defence cooperation -1327647184 minutes ago

    Washington: US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues relating to defence cooperation and combating terrorism. The US Defence Secretary called on Modi at the Blair House here where the visiting dignitary is staying. "Issues of the day - Ebola and Terror -...
  • It's the big Obama-Modi meeting tonight: What's your takeaway from Modi's US visit so far? 22 hours 40 minutes ago

    'Chalein saath saath, Together, forward we go'. That's how US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi capped off their much-anticipated joint editorial in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country over...
  • Full Text: Obama-Modi joint editorial in the Washington Post -1058361424 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated joint editorial by US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was published in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. "India and the United States are bound by common values and mutual interests. Through our...
  • True potential of Indo-US ties yet to be fully realised, need to work together: Obama-Modi joint editorial -1312394704 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 'Chalein saath saath, Together, forward we go'. That's how US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi capped off their much-anticipated joint editorial in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. "India and the United States are bound...
  • Modi, Obama meet for dinner at White House, exchange anecdotes about first few days in office -1115689264 minutes ago

    Washington: On the last leg of his five-day US trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington for a private dinner on Monday night. This was the first meeting between the two leaders and continued for nearly 90 minutes in the Blue Room...
  • Modi, Obama to discuss ways to boost strategic partnership -951067024 minutes ago

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama would discuss a range of issues, including ways to accelerate economic growth and bolster security cooperation to deepen the US-India strategic partnership, at their maiden summit meeting on Tuesday. "The two leaders will discuss ways to accelerate economic growth, bolster security...
  • Barack Obama hosts dinner for Narendra Modi, Michelle gives it a miss -1149350704 minutes ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Tuesday hosted a private dinner for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House in Washington, ahead of their summit level talks. Modi was welcomed by Obama who greeted him in Gujarati, "Kem Chho?" (how are you?), the mother tongue of the Prime Minister. Set in...
  • In pics: PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York Yesterday

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi arrives in Washington, to hold talks with Obama -1150927504 minutes ago

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Washington on the second leg of his five-day US visit during which he will hold talks with US President Barack Obama. Obama is also hosting a private dinner, which will be the first opportunity for both the leaders to interact with each...
  • Modi cautions US against hasty troop withdrawal from Afghanistan -1307661424 minutes ago

    New York: Hours ahead of his dinner with President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cautioned the US against hasty withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, citing the mistakes it has committed while pulling out from Iraq. Modi told the Council on Foreign Relations that India and the...
  • Pact on food security, trade facilitation to go hand-in-hand: PM Modi -1161972304 minutes ago

    New York: Ahead of his meeting with US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made it clear that agreement on food security and trade facilitation will have to go hand-in-hand. "Agreement on food security and trade facilitation will have to go hand-in-hand," Modi said while addressing the Council...
  • PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York -1636904464 minutes ago

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Both the Prime Minister and Swaraj warmly welcomed the...
  • Congressmen press Obama to discuss religious freedom with Modi -1690553104 minutes ago

    New York: A group of 11 American lawmakers has written to President Barack Obama to discuss the issue of religious freedom in India with visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during their meetings at the White House. "Your meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week provides an opportunity to discuss...
  • PM Modi, Mukesh Ambani, Gabbard among others attend a dinner party -1368671344 minutes ago

    New York: After delivering a spectacular speech and wooing the Indian community in America at the Madison Sqaure Garden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a dinner hosted by the Indian Ambassador to the US, Dr S Jaishankar. Among the attendees were External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, BJP functionary Ram Madhav,...
  • PM Narendra Modi overshadowed Nawaz Sharif at UN: Pakistani daily -1691078704 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the United Nations General Assembly was everything his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's was not, said a Pakistani daily on Monday. An editorial "Modi at the UN" in the Daily Times said: "Modi continued his charm offensive in the west with a speech to the...
  • PM Modi to US President Obama in his final leg of tour -1412324944 minutes ago

    In the final leg of his five days trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Washington on Monday and will meet US President Barack Obama. Modi will have a private dinner with Obama. The American President also wanted to try and move beyond points of friction that had come up...
  • Modi to meet Benjamin Netanyahu in New York on Sunday January 16, 1410

    Jerusalem: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in New York to discuss ways to step up bilateral relations in a range of areas like defence and trade ties. "We attach immense importance to our ties with India and see this meeting as very important,"...
  • PM Modi talks 'strong SAARC' with neighbours; gets Yoga Day support January 16, 1410

    New York: Taking forward his 'neighbourhood first' policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed matters of regional and bilateral cooperation with top leaders of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The three neighbouring leaders also promised their full support to Modi's suggestion to the UN to celebrate International Yoga Day once...
  • US: PM Modi to address a crowd of over 20,000 NRIs at Madison Square Garden today -1751035984 minutes ago

    New York: After his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, Prime Minister is Modi is all set to address NRIs and other supporters in the much anticipated event at the famous Madison Square Garden on Sunday. A full house at Madison Square Garden with over 20,000 NRIs...
  • Won't allow Bangladesh to be used for extremism, hope India reciprocates too: Hasina 3 days ago

    United Nations: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that she would not allow the soil of her country to be used for any kind of extremism and hoped that India would also reciprocate on the matter. After her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Hasina described the...
  • The world started to take India seriously when it began growing at 9%, says Fareed Zakaria 4 days ago

    The world started to take India seriously when the country started to grow at 9 per cent, said CNN's strategic affairs expert Fareed Zakaria while talking about India's global image and how the world perceives Narendra Modi. ...
  • US city of Columbus marks Narendra Modi's visit to America January 16, 1410

    Washington: The mayor of the American city of Columbus in Ohio state, which has a sister city relationship with Ahmedabad, has issued a citation to mark the maiden US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a citation, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman urged all city residents to join him in recognition...
  • Modi discusses city policing, urban space with New York City mayor January 16, 1410

    New York: With an eye on his pet project of rejuvenation of urban spaces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had a meeting with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio during which the issues related to large cities, especially common threats of terror, policing, public housing and crowd management in...
  • Modi addressed world leaders at UNGA on Saturday, fans at Madison Square Garden on Sunday January 16, 1410

    New York: On his 5-day trip to New York, his first since taking charge as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is expected to make his first address to the United Nations General Assembly today. His packed schedule includes 35 meetings - he will be meeting US President Barack Obama, leading industrialists...
  • PM Modi to meet 250 businessmen at Taj Pierre in New York today 5 days ago

    Executive editor Bhupendra Chaubey talks about what's on the agenda for PM Modi on this big US trip and the expectations from it. Modi will be meeting a group of industrialists and around 250 businessmen as he lands in New York on Friday. ...