With hugs and praise, Modi and Trump strike rapport


Key military and civilian defence leaders continue to meet via reciprocal counterpart visits and strategic and policy dialogues, promoting closer service ties and improving interoperability among our forces, the White House said.

They will have one-on-one talks followed by statements to the news media without taking questions. He said, "We hope we will be catching up with you very soon". Trump said Modi also extended an invitation to India, and invited his daughter, Ivanka, to lead the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit that will be held there this fall.

Cook reiterated that Apple had generated 740,000 jobs in India through its so-called "app economy" and Indian developers had created almost 100,000 apps for the App Store, the person said.

Modi came to Washington looking to revitalise a relationship that thrived under former President Barack Obama but has appeared to flag as Trump courted India's rival China in an effort to persuade Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea.

Ahead of the meeting with trump, Modi had met Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

"I deeply appreciate your strong commitment to the enhancement of our bilateral relations", Modi told him. "This summer India will celebrate the 70th anniversary of their Independence and on behalf of the USA, I want to congratulate the Indians on this magnificent milestone", he said.

"I guess it's worked very well in both cases", Mr Trump said.

"Political because of the values we share with respect of rule of laws and security", he said.

"Modi believes that trust can only be built through personal rapport and friendship, which includes positive body language and physical closeness with his counterparts", Chaulia said. With the USA having cut H1-B visas, Indian IT professionals and firms have been having a nightmarish time.

In April, Trump had signed an executive order - dubbed the "Buy American, Hire American" order - to introduce changes to the H-1B visa policy used by companies to hire people from outside the U.S. for high-skilled jobs.

Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" executive order, signed in April, overhauled the H-1B visa program primarily used by Indian engineers and developers. She had further added that United States only wanted to correct the lottery process. He said, "We will continue to work with the U.S. in this region". But India is not a United States ally like Japan or Australia. Not many people know it, but both American and the Indian constitutions begin with the same three very attractive words: We the people.

Trump says Modi had been scheduled to visit Washington earlier in the year but had postponed the trip for a local election. In September, the U.S. will co-sponsor the India-Afghanistan Export, Trade and Investment Fair in New Delhi. This is the first official meeting held between the two leaders after Trump assumed office as the President of US. While on Facebook, Modi leading the duo, has 41.8 million followers and Trump has 23.6 million followers. In a letter to the president, lawmakers from the Republican and Democratic parties had argued that a number of USA goods were affected as India continues to be a hard place for American companies to do business. The US is seeking stronger Indian protection of intellectual property rights, reductions in tariffs and narrowing of the $30bn trade deficit.

Meanwhile, Indian officials reject suggestions that Modi's "Make in India" platform is protectionist and complain about the USA regulatory process for generic pharmaceuticals and rules on fruit exports to the United States. Apple chief Tim Cook, Google CEO Sunder Pichai, Cisco head John Chambers and Amazon's Jeff Bezos were among the entrepreneurs at the meeting.

The two are expected to discuss a range of issues, from trade and climate change to opportunities for partnership on security issues. There the two leaders made statements about their summit.