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India & US together shall give a better future to the world and a better world to the future : PM Modi
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi commenced his historic state visit to the United States on 20 June, 2023. The official state visit began on June 21 and concluded on June 24, 2023. This was PM Shri Modi’s sixth US visit and first official state visit as the Prime Minister of India. During this visit Shri Modi led the celebrations of the International Day of Yoga at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 21 June, addressed an event hosted by US first lady Jill Biden at the National Science Foundation, met US President Mr. Joe Biden and held bilateral talks with him in Washington. His schedule was packed with bilateral talks, trade discussions and discussions with important forums fostering collaborations in various sectors. In addition to the official engagements, PM Shri Modi also interacted with leading CEOs, professionals, stakeholders, and members of the Indian diaspora, which further strengthened the diplomatic ties and advance mutual interests between India and the US.
At the inception of his official state visit to the US, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi arrived at the White House on 22 June to hold high-level talks with US President H.E. Mr. Joe Biden. Shri Modi and Mr. Biden shaked hands and the US President welcomed Shri Modi on his arrival at the White House. The US President hugged Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during the State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. The Indian diaspora wholeheartedly welcomed the Prime Minister during the State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the
White House. “The Indian community is enhancing India’s glory in the US. The societies of both countries are based on democratic values,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House.
Welcoming Prime Minister Shri Modi, US President Mr. Joe Biden in his opening remarks said he is “honoured” to welcome the Indian Prime Minister in the US. “ We are working together on eradicating poverty, addressing the environment, and responding to the Russian attack on Ukraine,” the US President said in his remarks as he welcomed the Prime Minister.
Expressing gratitude for the warm welcome by US President Mr. Joe Biden and the Indian community at the White House, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said “this is an honour for 140 crore Indians”.
“The relationship between the US and India is one of most defining relationships in the 21st century,” Mr.Biden said as he welcomed Shri Modi for the scheduled bilateral meeting at the Oval Office. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden held bilateral talks at the White House on 22 June, 2023. They reviewed the entire spectrum of India-USA ties and discussed ways to further deepen the partnership. Later, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed a Joint Sitting of the US Congress on 22 June 2023 at the invitation of H.E. Mr. Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the US House of Representatives. H.E. Ms. Kamala Harris, Vice President of USA was also present on the occasion.
On arrival at the Capitol Hill, the Prime Minister was accorded a formal welcome by the Congressional Leaders.
‘A true nationalist’
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 21 June landed in Washington DC for his second leg of the state visit to the US amid heavy rainfall. Upon his arrival, he was accorded a ceremonial welcome and a guard of honour at Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC. Despite the rain pouring down upon his arrival, PM Shri Modi demonstrated his resilience as he stood resolute while the US Army Orchestra Band played India’s national anthem and social media users said PM Shri Modi is a true nationalist.
Prime Minister’s Address to the Joint Sitting of the US Congress
It is always a great honour to address the United States Congress. It is an exceptional privilege to do so twice. For this honour, I extend my deepest gratitude on behalf of the 1.4 billion people of India. I see that nearly half of you were here in 2016. I feel your warmth as old friends. I can also see the enthusiasm of a new friendship in the other half. I remember Senator Harry Reid, Senator John McCain, Senator Orrin Hatch, Elijah Cummings, Alcee Hastings and others, who I met here in 2016, and who are sadly no longer with us.
Beauty of democracy is the constant connect with people
Standing here, seven Junes ago, that’s the June when Hamilton swept all the awards,
What is a ‘state visit’?
It is a formal visit by a head of state to a foreign country, at the invitation of the head of state of that foreign country. When a leader undertakes a state visit, the head of state of the destination country acts as the former’s official host throughout the duration of the trip. Such a visit always includes a state reception by the host for the guest. US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, too, hosted PM Shri Modi for a state dinner. Also, a ‘state visit’ is usually reserved only for ‘closest friends and allies.’ It, therefore, signifies the highest expression of friendly bilateral ties between two sovereign nations.
Indian leaders and state visits to the US
Before PM Shri Narendra Modi, only two Indian leaders have been hosted by the United States as an official state guest: President Dr. S Radhakrishnan in June 1963, and PM Dr. Manmohan Singh in November 2009.
Overall, as many as nine Indian PMs have undertaken visits to the US: Jawaharlal Nehru and Atal Bihari Vajpayee (4 trips each), Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi (3 each), PV Narasimha Rao (2), and Morarji Desai and IK Gujral (1 each). Manmohan Singh went there 8 times as PM.
I said that the hesitations of history were behind us. Now, when our era is at a crossroads, I am here to speak about our calling for this century. Through the long and winding road that we have travelled, we have met the test of friendship. A lot has changed since I came here seven summers ago. But a lot has remained the same – like our commitment to deepen the friendship between India and the United States. In the past few years, there have been many advances in AI – Artificial Intelligence. At the same time, there have been even more momentous developments in another AI – America and India.
The beauty of democracy is the constant connect with the people, to listen to them, and feel their pulse. And, I know this takes a lot of time, energy, effort, and travel. It is a Thursday afternoon – a fly-out day for some of you. So, I am grateful for your time. I also know how busy you have been this last month.
Bond between world’s two great democracies
Being a citizen of a vibrant democracy myself, I can admit one thing Mister Speaker – you have a tough job! I can relate to the battles of passion, persuasion and policy. I can understand the debate of ideas and ideology. But I am delighted to see you come together today, to celebrate the bond between world’s two great democracies – India
PM Modi’s US visits since 2014
PM Shri Narendra Modi first visited the US in 2014, on a working visit. This visit was significant as he also delivered his maiden speech at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. He visited the US again in 2016, for the Nuclear Security Summit. During this visit, he also met then-US President Barack Obama at the White House and held bilateral talks. His 2019 visit is considered as one of his most significant. He addressed the Indian-American community in Houston at an event named ‘Howdy Modi!’ The event was attended by 50,000 people and also addressed by then-US President Donald Trump, who later held bilateral talks with PM Shri Modi. In 2017, the Prime Minister went to the US on a three-day visit. He was hosted by then President Donald Trump at the White House for a ‘working dinner’. During this visit, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi also addressed the Indian diaspora at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
PM Modi and President Biden hold bilateral talks
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his Official State Visit to USA visited the White House on 23 June, 2023 morning, where he was accorded a ceremonial welcome by H.E. Mr. Joseph Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Thousands of Indian-Americans were also present at the occasion to welcome the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi thereafter, had productive conversations with President Joe Biden, in restricted and delegation-level formats. The leaders highlighted the long-standing friendship and growing cooperation between the two countries, which spans areas like trade and investment, defence and security, energy, climate change, and people-to-people ties.
Both leaders underscored the mutual trust and understanding, as well as the shared values between the two countries, which provide a strong foundation to take the relationship to new levels. They appreciated the rapid progress made through initiatives such as the Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET) and the keen desire to elevate strategic technology collaborations to build resilient supply chains. They welcomed the deepening cooperation in critical minerals and space sectors.
Both leaders reiterated their commitment to combating climate change and achieving a sustainable future. They discussed ways to promote clean and renewable energy and collaborate on climate initiatives.
Both leaders expressed their determination to further deepen the multifaceted Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership between India and USA for the benefit of their peoples and the global community. Discussions also covered regional and global issues of mutual interest.
Prime Minister expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome extended by President Biden and the First Lady. He looked forward to welcoming President Biden in New Delhi for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in September 2023.
and the United States. I am happy to help out whenever you need a strong bipartisan consensus. There will be – and there must be – a contest of ideas at home. But, we must also come together as one when we speak for our nation. And, you have shown that you can do it. Congratulations!
The foundation of America was inspired by the vision of a nation of equal people. Throughout your history, you have embraced people from around the world. And, you have made them equal partners in the American dream. There are millions here, who have roots in India. Some of them sit proudly in this chamber. There is one behind me, who has made history! I am told that the Samosa Caucus is now the flavour of the House. I hope it grows and brings the full diversity of Indian cuisine here. Over two centuries, we have inspired each other through the lives of great Americans and Indians. We pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Junior. We also remember many others who worked for liberty, equality and justice. Today, I also wish to pay a heartfelt tribute to one of them – Congressman John Lewis.
Democracy is one of our sacred and shared values
• Democracy is one of our sacred and shared values. It has evolved over a long time, and taken various forms and systems. Throughout history, however, one thing has been clear.
• Democracy is the spirit that supports equality and dignity.
• Democracy is the idea that welcomes debate and discourse.
• Democracy is the culture that gives wings to thought and expression.
• India is blessed to have such values from times immemorial.
• In the evolution of the democratic spirit, India is the Mother of Democracy.
• Millennia ago, our oldest scriptures said,
• ‘एकम् सत् विप्रा बहुधा वदन्ति’.
• It means – the truth is one but the wise express it in different ways.
• Now, the US is the oldest and India the largest democracy.
• Our partnership augurs well for the future of democracy.
Together, we shall give a better future to the world, and a better world to the future.
India celebrats 75 years of its independence
Last year, India celebrated 75 years of its independence. Every milestone is important, but this one was special. We celebrated a remarkable journey of over 75 years of freedom, after a thousand years of foreign rule in one form or another. This was not just a celebration of democracy, but also of diversity. Not just of Constitution, but also of its spirit of social empowerment. Not just of our competitive and cooperative federalism, but also of our essential unity and integrity.
Diversity is a natural way of life
We have over two thousand five hundred political parties. Yes, you heard that right- two thousand five hundred. About twenty different parties govern various states of India. We have twenty-two official languages and thousands of dialects, and yet, we speak in one voice. Every hundred miles, our cuisine changes. From Dosa to Aloo Prantha and from Srikhand to Sandesh. We enjoy all of these. We are home to all
United States occupies a special place
When I speak about India’s approach to the world, the United States occupies a special place. I know our relations are of great importance to all of you. Every Member of this Congress has a deep interest in it. When defence and aerospace in India grow, industries in the states of Washington, Arizona, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania thrive. When American companies grow, their research and development centres in India thrive. When Indians fly more, a single order for aircrafts creates more than a million jobs in forty-four states in America.
When an American phone maker invests in India, it creates an entire ecosystem of jobs and opportunities, in both countries. When India and the US work together on semi-conductors and critical minerals, it helps the world in making supply chains more diverse, resilient and reliable. Indeed, Mister Speaker, we were strangers in defence cooperation at the turn of the century. Now, the United States has become one of our most important defence partners. Today India and the US are working together, in space and in the seas, in science and in semi-conductors, in start-ups and sustainability, in tech and in trade, in farming and finance, in art and artificial intelligence, in energy and education, in healthcare and humanitarian efforts.
I can go on and on. But, to sum it up, I would say,
The scope of our co-operation is endless,
The potential of our synergies is limitless,
And, the chemistry in our relations is effortless.
faiths in the world, and we celebrate all of them. In India, diversity is a natural way of life.
Today, the world wants to know more and more about India. I see that curiosity in this House too. We were honoured to receive over hundred Members of the US Congress in India over the last decade. Everyone wants to understand India’s development, democracy and diversity. Everyone wants to know what India is doing right and how. Among close friends, I am happy to share the same.
India will be the third largest economy soon
When I first visited the US as Prime Minister, India was the tenth largest economy in the world. Today, India is the fifth largest economy. And, India will be the third largest economy soon. We are not only growing bigger but we are also growing faster. When India grows, the whole world grows. After all, we are one sixth of the world’s population! In the last century, when India won its freedom, it inspired many other countries to free themselves from colonial rule. In this century, when India sets benchmarks in growth, it will inspire many other countries to do the same. Our vision is सबका साथ, सबका विकास, सबका विश्वास, सबका प्रयास. It means: Together, for everyone’s growth, with everyone’s trust and everyone’s efforts.
Focusing on infrastructure development
Let me share with you how this vision is translating into action, with speed and scale. We are focusing on infrastructure development. We have given nearly forty million homes to provide shelter to over hundred and fifty million people. That is nearly six times the population of Australia! We run a national health insurance programme that ensures free medical treatment for about five hundred million people. This is close to the population of North America! We have worked on building Digital India.
The Vedas are one of the world’s oldest scriptures. They are a great treasure of humanity, composed thousands of years ago. Back then, women sages composed many verses in the Vedas. And today, in modern India, women are leading us to a better future. India’s vision is not just of development which benefits women. It is of women-led development, where women lead the journey of progress. A woman has
PM gifts ‘Ten Principal Upanishads’ to Joe Biden
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s gifts to President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden during a private dinner at the White House on 21 June included a first edition print of the book, ‘The Ten Principal Upanishads’, an English translation of the Hindu religious text by Irish poet William Butler Yeats and Shri Purohit Swami. The book was published in 1937 and is among the final works of Yeats. The gift assumes significance as the US President often cites great Irish poets, including Yeats and Seamus Heaney, who he has called the “best poets in the world”.
PM Gifts a special box to Joe Biden
On this occasion, a special sandalwood box has been handcrafted by master craftsmen from Jaipur, Rajasthan has been presented as a special gesture by the Prime Minister to President Biden. The box contains the idol of Ganesha, a silver Diya and a copper plate.
PM Gifts a diamond to Jill Biden
PM Shri Narendra Modi gifted a lab-grown 7.5 carat Green Diamond to US First Lady Jill Biden. The Diamond reflects earth-mined diamonds’ chemical and optical properties. The Diamond is also eco-friendly, as eco-diversified resources like Solar and Wind power were used in its making. The Green Diamond is sculpted with precision and care using cutting edge technology.
risen from a humble tribal background, to be our Head of State.
Hub of technology
India is an ancient nation with a youthful population. India is known for its traditions. But the younger generation is also making it a hub of technology. Be it creative reels on Insta or real time payments, coding or quantum computing, machine learning or mobile apps, FinTech or data science, the youth of India are a great example of how a society can embrace latest technology. In India, technology is not only about innovation but also about inclusion. Today, digital platforms are empowering the rights and dignity of people, while protecting privacy.
Digital public infrastructure
In the last nine years, over a billion people got a unique digital biometric identity connected with their bank accounts and mobile phones. This digital public infrastructure helps us reach citizens within seconds with financial assistance. Eight hundred and fifty million people receive direct benefit financial transfers into their accounts. Three times a year, over hundred million farmers receive assistance in their bank accounts at the click of a button. The value of such transfers has crossed three hundred and twenty billion dollars, and we have saved over twenty-five billion dollars in the process. If you visit India, you will see everyone is using phones for payments, including street vendors.
Last year, out of every 100 real time digital payments in the world, 46 happened in India. Nearly four hundred thousand miles of optical fibre cables, and cheap data have ushered in a revolution of opportunities. Farmers check weather updates, the elderly get social security payments, students access scholarships, doctors deliver tele-medicine, fishermen check fishing grounds and small businesses get loans, with just a tap on their phones.
The Earth is our Mother
A spirit of democracy, inclusion and sustainability defines us. It also shapes our outlook to the world. India grows while being responsible about our planet. We believe: माता भूमि: पुत्रो अहं पृथिव्या: This means- “the Earth is our Mother and we are her children.”
PM participates in India-US Hi-Tech Handshake event
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and President of USA H.E. Mr. Joseph R. Biden, participated in a India-US Hi-Tech Handshake event at the White House in Washington D.C. on 24 June. The event was moderated by US Secretary of Commerce, H.E. Ms. Gina Raimondo, and saw the participation of leading Indian and American CEOs of tech companies and startups. The
thematic focus of the forum was on ‘AI for All’ and ‘Manufacturing for Mankind’.
The event was an opportunity for both leaders to review the deepening technology collaboration between India and the USA. Discussions focused on the role and potential of the India-US Technology Partnership in driving the adoption of an AI enabled inclusive economy to meet the needs of their citizens and the world. The CEOs explored ways of leveraging existing linkages between the two tech ecosystems, India’s talented workforce and advances made by India in Digital Public Infrastructure, to build global collaborations.
In his remarks, the Prime Minister underlined the immense potential of harnessing India-US tech cooperation for socio-economic growth. He also applauded the contribution of India’s talented youth in fostering a culture of innovation. President Biden called on CEOs to help expand India-US tech partnership to new fields including biotechnology and quantum.
Indian culture deeply respects the environment and our planet. While becoming the fastest growing economy, we grew our solar capacity by Two Thousand Three Hundred Percent! Yes, you heard it right – Two Thousand Three Hundred Percent!
India- Only G20 country to meet its Paris commitment
We became the only G20 country to meet its Paris commitment. We made renewables account for over forty percent of our energy sources, nine years ahead of the target of 2030. But we did not stop there. At the Glasgow Summit, I proposed Mission LiFE- Lifestyle for Environment. This is a way to make sustainability a true people’s movement. Not leave it to be the job of governments alone.
By being mindful in making choices, every individual can make a positive impact. Making sustainability a mass movement will help the world reach the Net Zero target faster. Our vision is pro-planet progress. Our vision is pro-planet prosperity. Our vision is pro-planet people.
The World is One Family
We live by the motto of वसुधैव कुटुंबकम or The World is One Family. Our engagement with the world is for everyone’s benefit. The “One Sun, One World, One Grid” seeks to join us all in connecting the world with clean energy. “One Earth, One Health” is a vision for global action to bring quality healthcare to everyone, including animals and plants.
The same spirit is also seen in the theme when we Chair the G20 – “One Earth, One Family, One Future.” We advance the spirit of unity through Yoga as well. Just yesterday, the whole world came together to celebrate the International Day of Yoga. Just last week, all nations joined our proposal at the UN to build a Memorial Wall to honour the peacekeepers.
International Year of Millets
And this year, the whole world is celebrating the International Year of Millets, to promote sustainable agriculture and nutrition alike. During Covid, we delivered vaccines and medicines to over hundred and fifty countries. We reach out to others during disasters as first responders, as we do for our own. We share our modest resources with those who need them the most.
US lawmakers click selfies with PM Modi, queue for autographs after Congress speech
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the joint session of the US Congress on 22 June. His eagerly awaited speech was nearly 1 hour long, and was attended by the members of Congress and the Indian American community. There were 15 standing ovations by members of Congress, and 2 separate standing ovations by the Indian community members in the gallery. Lawmakers, and people of the Indian community present, applauded the Prime Minister as he ended his speech. They rushed to take his autograph and click selfies with him.
US President gifts Vintage camera,
antique book galley to PM Modi
United States President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden presented Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with an official gift- a handmade, antique American book galley from the early 20th century.
According to the White House, the first couple also gifted a vintage American camera, accompanied by an archival facsimile print of George Eastman’s Patent of the first Kodak camera, a hardcover book on American wildlife photography, and a signed, first edition copy of ‘Collected Poems of Robert Frost’.
We build capabilities, not dependencies.
Defining partnership of this century
In all this, Indian Americans have played a big role. They are brilliant in every field, not just in Spelling Bee. With their hearts and minds, talent and skills, and their love for America and India, they have connected us; they have unlocked doors; they have shown the potential of our partnership.
Every Indian Prime Minister and American President of the past has taken our relationship further. But our generation has the honour of taking it to greater heights. I agree with President Biden that this is a defining partnership of this century. Because it serves a larger purpose. Democracy, demography and destiny give us that purpose. One consequence of globalisation has been the over-concentration of supply chains.
We will work together to diversify, decentralize, and democratise supply chains. Technology will determine the security, prosperity and leadership in the Twenty First century. That is why our two countries established a new “Initiative for Critical and Emerging Technologies.” Our knowledge partnership will serve humanity and seek solutions to the global challenges of climate change, hunger and health.
Respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity
The last few years have seen deeply disruptive developments. With the Ukraine conflict, war has returned to Europe. It is causing great pain in the region. Since it involves major powers, the outcomes are severe. Countries of the Global South have been particularly affected. The global order is based on the respect for the principles of the UN Charter, peaceful resolution of disputes, and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
As I have said directly and publicly, this is not an era of war. But it is one of dialogue and diplomacy. And, we all must do what we can to stop the bloodshed and human suffering.
To build a cooperative region of peace
We share a vision of a free, open and inclusive Indo Pacific, connected by secure seas, defined by international law, free from domination, and anchored in ASEAN centrality. A region where all nations, small and large, are free and fearless in their choices, where progress is not suffocated by impossible burdens of debt, where
PM thanks President Biden for accepting proposal to add Africa as permanent G20 Member
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi thanked US President Mr. Joe Biden for accepting the proposal to add ‘Africa’ as a permanent member of the G20.
PM Shri Modi said, “Under our G20 presidency, we are giving strength to ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ and giving voice to the Global South. I thank President Biden for granting support to my proposal of making Africa a permanent G20 member. I firmly believe that the world’s two largest democracies – India and the US will be able to fulfil the aspirations of expectations and aspirations of the whole world.”
connectivity is not leveraged for strategic purposes, where all nations are lifted by the high tide of shared prosperity.
Terrorism still remain a pressing danger
More than two decades after 9/11 and more than a decade after 26/11 in Mumbai, radicalism and terrorism still remain a pressing danger for the whole world. These ideologies keep taking new identities and forms, but their intentions are the same. Terrorism is an enemy of humanity and there can be no ifs or buts in dealing with it. We must overcome all such forces sponsoring and exporting terror.
We emerge out of the pandemic
COVID-19’s biggest impact was the human loss and suffering it caused. I wish to remember Congressman, Ron Wright and the staff members who lost their lives to Covid. As we emerge out of the pandemic, we must give shape to a new world order. Consideration, care and concern are the need of the hour. Giving a voice to the Global South is the way forward. That is why I firmly believe that the African Union be given full membership of G20.
We must revive multilateralism and reform multilateral institutions, with better resources and representation. That applies to all our global institutions of governance, especially the United Nations. When the world has changed, our institutions too must change. Or, risk getting replaced by a world of rivalries without rules. In working for a new world order based on international law, our two countries will be at the forefront, as partners.
We are united by a common vision
We come from different circumstances and history, but we are united by a common vision. And, by a common destiny. When our partnership progresses, economic resilience increases, innovation grows, science flourishes, knowledge advances, humanity benefits, our seas and skies are safer, democracy will shine brighter, and
Agreements between US & INDIA
The Joint Statement issued by the United States and India affirmed a vision of the two countries as “among the closest partners in the world— a partnership of democracies looking into the 21st century with hope, ambition, and confidence”. Following are the key agreements on which both countries will work in partnership.
Strengthening semiconductor supply chains, Critical Minerals Partnership, Advanced Telecommunications, NASA-ISRO collaboration in space, Quantum, Advanced Computing, and Artificial Intelligence, Cutting-edge Research, Innovation Handshake, Fiber Optics Investments
GE F414 Engine Co-Production, General Atomics MQ-9Bs, Service and repair of US Navy ships, More robust defence cooperation, Defence “Innovation Bridge”
Domestic visa renewals, New consulates, Student exchanges and scholarships, Agreement on cultural property
THE OTHER AREAS OF COOPERATION
Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, Sustainable development, Energy collaboration, Initiatives on health, Fighting terror and drugs
Prime Minister’s interaction with Indian community members in USA
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with the members of the Indian community on June 24, 2023 at the Ronald Reagan Centre in Washington D.C.
In his address, the Prime Minister congratulated Indian community members for the success in their respective fields in the USA and invited them to contribute to India’s growth during Amrit Kaal. The Prime Minister also thanked them for playing a significant role in strengthening India-USA ties, and highlighted future areas of bilateral partnership.
In a tweet Shri Narendra Modi said, “Attended a vibrant program celebrating our Indian diaspora. A heartfelt tribute to the strength, diversity and contribution of our overseas community. Their passion is our pride!”
the world will be a better place.
That is the mission of our partnership. That is our calling for this century. Mister Speaker and Distinguished members, even by the high standards of our partnership, this visit is one of a great positive transformation. Together, we shall demonstrate that democracies matter and democracies deliver. I count on your continued support to the India-US partnership.
When I was here in 2016, I had said that “our relationship is primed for a momentous future”. That future is today. Thank you once again Mister Speaker, Madam Vice-President and the Distinguished Members for this honour.
God Bless America.
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