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PM Narendra Modi arrives in New Delhi after three-nation tour

“I will be there on it (the app) all the time and you can have me in your pocket”, he said to the Indian diaspora. The two leaders have taken an unreserved common position on terrorism, and the joint statement released after the meeting has pledged enhanced India-US cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.In an article for the Wall Street Journal ahead of their meeting, Mr Modi said India and the U.S. were “mutually reinforcing engines of growth and innovation”.”The top priority for both President Trump and myself is to protect our society from global challenges like terrorism”, Modi said.These terror groups, he said, have carried out attacks inside India, such as the 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament.Ahead of the meeting, the US State Department had set the tone for the summit by declaring Syed Salahuddin, chief of Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, as a “global terrorist”. From the airport, he left straight for Portugal’s foreign ministry. “There will be major long-term contracts to purchase American natural gas, which are right now being negotiated, and we will sign them”. “In our conversation today, President Trump and I have discussed all dimensions of India-US relations at length”, Modi said. That prompted sharp denials from New Delhi. In a concrete indication of that, the U.S. is set to offer a $2bn sale of US-made unarmed drones to help in surveillance of the Indian Ocean. Unlike Mukherjee, Modi will not visit Palestine before or after his tour of Israel. Narendra Modi met President Donald Trump in their first bilateral in the Oval Office on Monday.PM Modi is no stranger to greeting other heads of state and world leaders with a warm embrace. America represents India’s second-largest trading partner, while India is ninth for the U.S. About 100 Indian companies working in the United States have created an estimated 100,000 jobs while investing more than $15 billion.Last year, the USA conducted $67 billion dollars of trade with India (nearly 2% of the total) making the Asian country its ninth largest trading partner.Modi, for his part, praised Trump’s “vast and successful experience in the business world”, saying his experience and leadership will lend a forward-looking agenda to the India-U.S. relations. Already, Chinese state media is warning that Modi could turn himself into a “pawn” of Washington, while Pakistan has decried the terrorist designation and Kashmiri leaders are warning of a “Trump-Modi nexus” that could doom their cause.