Trump calls on India's PM to fix deficit to strengthen ties


Modi would be the first Indian PM to visit Israel, specifically Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, most probably between July 4 and 6.

"We had very much converging viewpoint of what is the problem, let us diagnose the problem".

India's foreign ministry hailed the U.S. State Department's move to list Pakistan-based Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist for leading the Hizbul Mujahideen rebel group, which is fighting against Indian control in the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Prime Minister Modi, while thanking Trump for the warm welcome rendered to him, said the kind of welcome he was given, it was a welcome to the 125 crore people of India.

"I look forward to working with you, Mr Prime Minister, to create jobs in our countries, to grow our economies and to create a trading relationship that is fair and reciprocal".

"My new India vision and President Trumps "make America, great America" vision will open new doors in cooperation between both the countries", PM Modi said indicating to Donald Trump the narrative that he was carrying for his country was important. The U.S. on Friday cleared the sale of 22 Predator Guardian drones to India, Press Trust of India reported.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Netherlands today on the final leg of his three-nation tour during which he will hold talks with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte to strengthen bilateral ties.

"We're inspired by your vision for India and excited about what we can achieve together", Cook said in a tweet after meeting Modi.

There was no "My friend, Barack" moment of awkwardness, but PM Modi was showered with attention, hospitality and great show of camaraderie that have been missing from both Trump's and Modi's previous interactions with other world leaders. They also discussed about the prevailing issues of terrorist attacks over Afghanistan and U.S. announced deploying 5000 additional troops to help the local army fight against the insurgent groups.

The leaders discussed in depth several regional issues, including Afghanistan during their meeting.

$366 million sale of a transport carrier to India was sanctioned by U.S. and the purchase of around 20 drones by India's military was also approved.

"We're believers - giving the citizens of our countries the opportunity to hear directly from their elected officials, and for us to hear directly from them". New Delhi was irked by Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris accord, and his claim that India had made its participation contingent on receiving billions in foreign aid. "I know it's been a very hard thing to do".

He said the United States administration has declared Syed Salahuddin of Hizbul Mujahideen as a "global terrorist", reflecting Indias concerns in the matter. "I think everyone is excited to invest more in India".

The White House, in a fact sheet, said Indian-Americans have embraced innovation and entrepreneurship, sitting at the forefront of Silicon Valley's technology revolution, and founding an estimated 15 per cent of Silicon Valley startups.

While the leaders of the world's two largest democracies touted their common interests during the White House visit, Trump's "America First" policies of economic nationalism also have brought to the fore some sharp differences with India.