Trump and Modi hold first talks at White House


"They further called on Islamabad to expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai blasts, Pathankot incident and other cross-border attacks", Indian Foreign Secretary Dr. S. Jaishankar said. That has received strong endorsement in the joint statement.

PM Modi even added, "It is with the help of Netherlands that India successfully got membership of Missile Technology Control Regime a year ago, thank you".

Modi said the rising instability in Afghanistan due to terrorism is a cause of mutual concern for both India and the United States, the report said.

Formed in 1990, Hizbul Mujahideen is Kashmir's largest and only surviving indigenous armed rebel group. Pakistan is probably the country with the largest number of global terrorists under its protection.

The daily said if India regresses from its non-alignment stance and becomes a "pawn" for the U.S. in countering China, it will be caught up in a strategic dilemma and new geopolitical frictions will be triggered in South Asia. "We hope we'll be catching you very soon in terms of percentage increase - I have to tell you, we're working on it!" If, at the end of the day he was a veritable modern-day hero it is hardly surprising considering the optimistic picture he painted of India and the huge sense of pride and spirit of comraderie he imparted to the Indian diaspora.

China, India's regional rival, has cemented its presence in the South China Sea with artificial islands. "Today the world is interdependent, inter-connected".

"Increasing productivity, job creation and breakthrough technologies will be the driving force of our ties".

He also said that he and Trump agreed to work closely on boosting maritime trade and cooperation. Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna was seen chatting with Priebus for several minutes and exchanging notes. Despite the line on supporting India in the non-proliferation regimes, it's clear India will have to row this boat alone.

Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" executive order, signed in April, overhauled the H-1B visa program primarily used by Indian engineers and developers. Trump has already walked back on some of his tech visa ban ideas.

According to a White House fact sheet, two-way trade in goods and services reached Dollars 114 billion in 2016.

India and the U.S. have vowed to cooperate with each other on these issues.

As they met, a Pentagon agency said the US State Department has approved the possible sale to India of a Boeing C-17 transport aircraft with an estimated cost of $366 million.

The designation slaps sanctions on "foreign persons who have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of USA nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States", the statement read. Modi is taking his developmental agenda to the Europeans instead.

"Ties between India and the Netherlands are very old". "We want to take our strategic partnership to new heights".

Any distinctions over issues, for example, migration and environmental change were kept away from plain view and they rather pledged to work all the more almost on issues, for example, battling fear based oppression, the war in Afghanistan and resistance cooperation.Symbols of confidence, for example, skullcaps, which can stamp somebody out as having a place with a specific religion, are getting to be noticeably scarcer along the railroad course where 15-year-old Junaid Khan was lynched for being an asserted "hamburger eater". Instead it is a forward-looking energy relationship, which includes clean coal technology, United States gas exports, etc.

"India has the fastest growing economy in the world". The goals are less vaulting now.

This administration will remain challenged on the people front.

"So, for India, we are an entry (point) to Europe", he said. On the other hand, the India-US relationship is becoming institutionalised, less prey to leadership vicissitudes. Many are tech workers from India.