PM Modi Arrives In Washington, A Packed Agenda On Sept 23

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday local time arrived in Washington for his much-touted three-day US visit. PM Modi landed at Joint Base Andrews airbase in Washington DC at 3.30 am (IST) on Thursday.

He was received by US department of state officials including TH Brian McKeon, US Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources at Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC upon his arrival.

He was welcomed by India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu, along with the Defence attache including Brigadier Anoop Singhal, Air Commodore Anjan Bhadra and naval attache Commodore Nirbhaya Bapna.

On the itinerary-packed first day of his US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold meetings with Australian counterpart Scott Morrison, US Vice President Kamala Harris and the select heads of corporates that have the potential to invest significantly in India.

Besides, during his visit, he will address the UN General Assembly on September 25 and attend the Quad leaders Summit as well as hold a bilateral meet with US President Joe Biden at the White House on September 24.

This is Prime Minister Modi’s first visit abroad beyond the neighbourhood since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Ahead of leaving for the US to participate in Quad Leaders’ Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his visit will be an occasion to strengthen the strategic partnership with the United States, Japan and Australia.

(With ANI inputs)

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