Prime Minister Modi asks US CEOs to invest in 'business-friendly' India

PM Narendra Modi recalls 1975 Emergency during Mann Ki Baat address Congress hits back

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Modi on Sunday was to meet with top American business leaders ─ including the heads of Apple, Microsoft and Google ─ ahead of his meeting the following day with Trump.

There has not been a single case of corruption in the past 3 years.

Gopal Baglay, an External Affairs Ministry spokesman, sent a tweet from the meeting quoting Modi as saying that thousands of reforms had made India a place of "minimum government, maximum governance", the Indian Express reported.

"When India talked of terrorism 20 years back, many in the world said it was a law and order problem and didn't understand it".


Prime minister Modi is to interact with Indian-Americans in Washington DC suburb of Virginia later tonight. Other CEOs present included Shantanu Narayen from Adobe, Ajay Banga from Mastercard, David Farr from Emerson, Doug McMillon from Walmart, and Punit Renjen from Deloitte Global, Jim Umpleby from Caterpillar, Alex Gorsky from Johnson and Johnson, Jamie Dimon from J P Morgan Chase, and Marillyn Hewson from Lockheed Martin.

On a related note, the rapport and friendship between PM Modi and former US President Barack Obama was a huge sensation after there repeated meetings.

The prime minister assured the Indian diaspora in the United States that his government will continue to strive to take India to newer heights.

And according to the Congressional Research Service, the US-India relations are critical to both the countries as the annual bilateral trade is expected to reach $500 billion by 2024, a five-fold increase since 2013. Speaking of a technology-driven change in the governance, Prime Minister Modi said on Sunday that Sushma Swaraj and her Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) helped many Indians in trouble overseas, after they approached her on social media.

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting US President Donald Trump today.

"Look forward to welcoming India's PM Modi to @WhiteHouse on Monday".

Modi "is a very powerful leader and I am sure something very positive on the H1B visa is going to come out of his meeting with Trump", she said.

Modi, who arrived in the United States on Sunday, will hold summit talks with Trump on Monday afternoon in the White House. "We are really seeking to roll out the red carpet", the Trump administration official involved with the preparations told reporters on Friday.

"I think that it would be wrong to say that this administration has been ignoring or not focused on India", a senior administration official had said.

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.

Defence cooperation, boosting economic ties, combating terrorism and security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region are among the key issues likely to be discussed by the leaders. "Today, almost four million Indian-Americans are in the United States and more than 166,000 Indian students are studying in the USA contributing five billion dollars in economic activity and supporting an estimated 64,000 American jobs".

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