US President Donald Trump to call PM Modi to discuss strategic ties

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Days after taking over at the President of the United States, President Donald Trump will call Prime Minister Narendra Modi at around 1:00 pm (ET) (11 pm IST) for a brief discussion on strategic ties between two countries  which is expected to last about half hour.

This is going to be the first conversation between both the leaders after Trump’s inauguration on January 20.

There has been a lot of speculation regarding Trump’s foreign policy as he batted for ‘bringing back jobs’ in US from the other countries during his campaign, among other issues.

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The Republican President, who has replaced Barack Obama, has also been vocal when it comes to his ‘stern’ plans to ‘exterminate’ radical Islamic terrorism. The issue of terrorism, primarily cross-border terror, is of an equal concern to India. Thus, it may be discussed during the brief talk between both the leaders.

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Earlier during US Presidential election campaign, in an EXCLUSIVE interview to NewsMobile Editor-in-Chief Saurabh Shukla, President Trump said that he is going to work with Prime Minister Narendra Modi against terrorism.

In addition, Trump also aims at boosting India-America trade ties as Shalabh Kumar said “under his (Donald Trump) leadership trade will go up to $500 billion from existing $128 billion.”

Watch the whole interview here: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called and congratulated Trump hours after his surprise win on November 9, 2016 and expressed ‘hope of better India-US ties under his leadership’. Also, Trump amassed support from the Hindu community living in US as he cosied up to them during the campaign. An event was also organised by Republican Hindu Coalition, where Trump expressed his support for the members of community living in US.

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