Israeli PM hails Modis upcoming visit as very significant

Israeli PM hails Modis upcoming visit as very significant

PM Modi arrived in United States today after a day-long working visit to Portugal for his first bilateral meeting with Trump.

It is believed that Modi's visit would further solidify security ties as Israeli defence industries have shown greater inclination towards participating in joint ventures to give a boost to NDA government's "Make in India" campaign.

"If there's one thing we want (from the visit), it's chemistry", said one senior Indian official. We're really seeking to roll out the red carpet. The two leaders would move on to cocktail reception and then, a working dinner.

A small group of people from the Indian community were waiting outside Willard InterContinental to catch a glimpse of the Indian prime minister. "Important strategic issues to discuss with a true friend", Trump had posted from his official Twitter handle.

On the eve of Modi's U.S. visit, the Trump administration had dismissed reports that it has been ignoring India, saying President Trump realises that the country has been a "force for good" in the world and ties with it were important.

Speaking in the House of Representatives on Thursday, the Arizona lawmaker praised the community saying in 2010 Pew Research Centre, a non-partisan think tank, reported that more than 87 per cent of adult Indian-Americans were foreign-born and they were highly educated and successful.

"With India's Nano Satellite Mission, we will get a lot of help in the field of agriculture, farming, and dealing with natural disasters", he said.

"Prime Minister Modi extensively talked about terrorism that has affected many countries and now, the whole world is listening", Sharad Amin, an Indian American from Texas said. Though discussion on issues like H-1B visas and the Paris climate accord could even heat up the meet. I mean, we're only six months into the administration.

As Modi's motorcade pulled up in front of the hotel where the Prime Minister will be staying during his three-day visit, the crowd of Indians gathered outside and standing behind a barricade burst into a huge applause and started chanting "Modi, Modi". "But there have been two very good phone calls between President Trump and Prime Minister Modi that you can point to as showing both countries' interest in the relationship", the White House official argued.