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Modi, in Washington, hails 'growing convergence' of US-India interests

26 June 2017

The Prime Minister said that "whenever India and the U.S. work together, the world reaps the benefits - be it our collaborative efforts to find affordable vaccines for rotavirus or dengue, our joint studies of gravitational waves, observations of distant planets, establishing norms for cyberspace, providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the Indo-Pacific region, or training peacekeepers in Africa".

"Governments were changed because of corruption".

Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Pichai, who during his visit to India in January had stressed upon the country's importance, told ANI News: "It [the conference] was a discussion across many industries and I think the Prime Minister was looking for insights into how India can attract more foreign investment". But, not a single country questioned India's surgical strikes against the terrorist launch pads in Pakistan (last year). "It is a different matter for those who had to suffer due to the surgical strikes", he said, taking a jibe at Pakistan.

The CEOs lauded the Prime Minister's initiatives of demonetisation and digitisation of economy and the GST, the spokesman said. For them it was a law and order problem, because they were not the sufferers.

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On the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Modi said its implementation is a complex task that may well turn out to be "a subject of studies in USA business schools".

Narendra Modi has maintained that India would go beyond the Paris climate deal to push for environment protection.

"We are bound by global law because that is our character and nature. This is our character", he added.

"We also share an interest in ensuring that sea lanes - critical lifelines of trade and energy - remain secure and open to all", Modi said in an apparent reference to China's flexing of its muscles in the South China Sea. "Following the worldwide norms and law, in order to ensure that the sovereignty, security and peace is maintained, we are capable of taking very stern action".

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"Your heart always asks when would our country become like this (the US)".

"I assure you that whatever you have dreamt of India, I will fulfill them in your life time".

After their media interaction, Trump joined by the First Lady would host the Prime Minister and the visiting Indian delegation for a dinner in the historic Blue Room of the White House.

The Prime Minister assured the Indian diaspora in the United States that his government will continue to strive to take India to newer heights.

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