India’s Modi heads to Washington for ‘no frills’ Trump meet

Urging the Indian diaspora to “keep the bridge with India”, Modi said that the younger generations of Indians must be kept aware. Also present were Apple s Tim Cook and Amazon s Jeff Bezos.The four lawmakers also claimed that India has imposed several new significant barriers that have harmed United States producers across all sectors of the American economy, including services, manufacturing, and agriculture.Rick Rossow, an India expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the frictions in U.S. Swami Chidanand Saraswati declared PM’s visit to USA as a historic moment for India and America.There used to be a time when American parents would line up to vaccinate their kids like vaccines were the latest iPhone, John Oliver said on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight.”This shows India can take big decisions and implement them swiftly”, he said. Modi, like Trump, is a purveyor of amicable, businesslike conversation – even if it masks festering concerns.”The entire world is suffering because of the menace of terrorism, which is against mankind”, the Prime Minister said. “This is good governance”, Modi said. “This is India’s tradition and culture”, he underlined, apparently referring to China’s growing assertiveness in the resource- rich South China Sea, where Beijing has territorial disputes with its neighbours Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.”In concluding remarks, PM stresses importance of cooperation for start ups, innovation and tapping huge intellectual, education and vocational training potential in India”, Baglay tweeted. Always impressed, energized by optimism and invention in India.”CEOs applaud reform measures and steps taken by the government to improve ease of doing business”, Baglay tweeted.”I think there were many good ideas discussed and I think everyone is excited to invest more in India and I’m excited about what we all can do together”, said the Google CEO.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first day of his U.S. visit on Sunday met the CEOs of top 20 American firms, including Tim Cook of Apple, Sathya Nadella of Microsoft and Sunder Pichai of Google, and interacted wih them before highlighting his government’s reforms to make India a destination for “Doing Business”.Indians are the top beneficiaries of one of the United States’ most popular work visas, the H-1B.While in Washington, Modi is also expected to meet with vice president Mike Pence, defence secretary James Mattis and secretary of state Rex Tillerson, as well as Wilbur Ross and Steven Mnuchin, the secretaries of commerce and treasury, respectively.Bagley posted a group picture of Modi and the CEOs and said,”strengthening the Indo-US economic partnership”. “Sushma Ji deserves credit for this”, Modi said.”Today, as we witness a paradigm shift in the erstwhile global order, an opportunity has emerged for both countries to set new standards in bilateral ties that will be bound by their shared values”, USIBC said.Saying that Indians in America have not just helped India progress but also the US, Modi said that success and action of the Indian diaspora is still echoing in the world.Despite a $66 billion trading relationship that is India’s second-largest, Trump’s “America First” rhetoric may make it hard for him to find common ground with a prime minister prioritizing a parallel “Make in India” campaign.