Washington, D. C., June 7 : United States Defence Secretary Ashton Carter called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Blair House on Tuesday.
"Deepening a multi-faceted partnership. US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter calls on PM @narendramodi," tweeted Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama met in the White House. Marking their third major bilateral summit, the leaders reviewed the deepening strategic partnership between the United States and India that is rooted in shared values of freedom, democracy, universal human rights, tolerance and pluralism, equal opportunities for all citizens, and rule of law.
Washington D. C., June 7 : In an important development on the strategic front, India and U. S. have finalised the roadmap of their joint strategic vision said Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Tuesday, adding that Washington recognises New Delhi as a "major defence partner".
"So, we are happy to inform you all that we have finalised that road map that's seen as an important step. And we finalised some agreements as well and one of them was the technical arrangement of what is called white shipping information and the other is the step which was taken was the finalisation of the LEMOA (The Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement), " he said.
Washington D. C., June 7 : Clarifying India's position regarding the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said India has applied for the membership in an effort to align with the international practice in the sensitive export control and the high technologies areas.
"We have applied for the membership. Broadly speaking, it's being our effort to really align ourselves with the international practice in the sensitive export control and the high technologies areas," said Jaishankar, while briefing the media after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U. S. President Barack Obama.
Washington D. C., June 7 : Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Tuesday said that India is looking forward to the acceptance of application by the club of 48-country Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
"We are looking forward to the acceptance of our application to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group. This matter would be coming up for the discussion at the end of this month in South Korea. The U. S. has been supportive of this process for some time now. So, that too was something which was discussed at some length and we count of U. S. support in that regard and I would say that the U. S. was very positive in their approach on this issue, " he said .
California, June 7 : Social networking giant Facebook has appointed Umang Bedi as new managing director for its Indian operations, replacing Kirthiga Reddy, who will be returning to United States to join the global accounts team at Menlo Park.
Bedi comes to Facebook with close to two decades of leadership experience covering sales, marketing and partnerships where he successfully built teams and grew businesses for multinational companies.
He will officially join as a managing director at Facebook in July.
Washington, June 7 : Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic Party's presidential nomination on Monday, and is set to become the first woman in the America's 240-year history to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party.
A strong showing in Puerto Rico's Democratic primary on Sunday and additional support from superdelegates put Clinton, 68, over the top to become the presumptive nominee.
She has secured 1,812 pledged delegates and 572 superdelegates for a total of 2,384 delegates -- one more than needed for the nomination, CNN reported.
Clinton's delegate count will grow on Tuesday when six states, including delegate-rich California and New Jersey, hold contests.
New York, June 7 : Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has won the majority of delegates needed to seal the Democratic nomination, becoming the first woman presidential nominee of the party.
According to a U. S. news agency, Clinton reached the 2,383 delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic nominee with a decisive weekend victory in Puerto Rico and a last-minute support from super-delegates.
As per reports, she has 1,812 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. The former first US lady also has the support of 571 super-delegates
Washington, June 7 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the US from Switzerland on the fourth leg of his five-nation tour.
Air India One touched down at Joint Base Andrews a little before 3 p.m. here on Monday.
This is Modi's second bilateral visit to the US after his trip in September, 2014.
Modi is visiting the US at the invitation of President Barack Obama, who in the last year of his presidency is inviting a few world leaders with whom he shared a "close and productive working relationship".
On Monday, Modi will visit the Arlington National Cemetery and lay a wreath.
He will also attend a meeting of heads of US think tanks and a function at which some rare Indian artifacts will be repatriated.
Washington D. C., June 6 : As Prime Minister Narendra Modi finished his last engagement of the day, interaction with heads of the United States' think tanks, Indian Ambassador to the U. S. Arun Kumar Singh on Monday said the aim of the interaction was to understand from them how they see the global trends in the coming years.
"The aim of the interaction was to understand from them how they see the global trends in the coming years, the challenges and what the U. S. and India could work together, keeping in mind the templates that the Prime Minister has articulated is "what can the U. S. and India do together for the world and that was really the theme," said Singh.
Washington D. C., June 6 : remembering Indian-American astronaut Kalpana Chawla, American astronaut Sunita Williams on Monday said she was a "great friend and a mentor".
"She was a great friend, a mentor and someone you can always sit down and have a cup of tea with. Great person," she said after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid wreath at the 'Tomb of the Unknown Soldier' and 'Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial' at the Arlington National Cemetery.
Williams, along with her father and the family members of Chawla, were present during the wreath laying ceremony.
Taking about her meeting with Prime Minister Modi, she said, "He primarily spoke to my father, but to me he just said to please come and visit India. I am very honoured to have that invitation."
Washington D. C., June 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a meeting with heads of American think tanks at Blair House.
"Probing the minds of those who shape foreign policy.PM @narendramodi at an interaction with thinktanks in Washington," tweeted Ministry of External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
"After history & culture, it's current & strategic affairs. Think tanks meet PM, share perspective on various issues," tweeted the Prime Minister's Office.
Earlier, U. S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch started process of returning more than 200 stolen cultural objects back to India. (ANI)
Washington D. C., June 7 : Expressing his gratitude to the Government of the United States for returning more than 200 stolen cultural objects back to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he is grateful to President Barack Obama for returning to India these treasures, which join Indians to their past.
"I am grateful to President Obama for returning to us these treasures, which join us to our past. This will evoke great respect among the people of India," said the Prime Minister while attending a ceremony for returning of idols with U. S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Washington D. C., June 6 : Starting his first engagement during his two-day bilateral visit to the U. S., Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid wreath at the 'Tomb of the Unknown Soldier' at the Arlington National Cemetery.
The visiting Prime Minister was received by U. S. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter.
"PM @narendramodi at Arlington Cemetery. Secretary of Defence Carter receives him," tweeted Prime Minister's Office.
"Honouring sacrifice, saluting valour. Formal engagements begin with a solemn ceremony at @ArlingtonNatl, " tweeted Ministry of External Affairs Official Spokesperson, Vikas Swarup.
Washington D. C. June 6 : With China already blocking India's bid at the United Nations to get Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar, the mastermind of the Pathankot terror attack, banned, an Indian research Fellow at Brookings Institution said that New Delhi and Washington would work together to tackle the issue even if they don't get China on board.
"We saw the Home Ministry (India) sign with its US counterpart recently to share such information about intelligence and I think you will see India and US working together to tackle the issue of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM)'s and Lashkar-e-Taiba even if they might not get China to come on board," said Tanvi Madan, Fellow at Brookings Institution and Director, the India Project.
Washington D. C., June 6 : A boisterous crowd welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived at Joint Base Andrews (JBA) here Monday afternoon on a bilateral visit at the invitation of President Barack Obama.
The Prime Minister came out of the aircraft waving his hand at the crowd chanting 'Modi-Modi'.
At the JBA, Prime Minister Modi was welcomed by U. S. Deputy Chief of Protocol Natalie Jones, Indian Ambassador to the U. S. Arun Kumar Sinha and U. S. Ambassador to India Richard Rahul Verma among others.
Before departing for Blair House, the U. S. President's Guest House, the Prime Minister interacted and accepted greetings from the crowd waiting outside the fence.
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