Modi's Day 5 in US: Vice Prez Joe Biden hosts lunch for Modi

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Washington, Sept 30: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Washington for his summit with US President Barack Obama, on the last-leg of his 5-day visit, we bring here the all the latest updates:

12:51 pm: RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the lunch hosted by US Vice Prez Joe Biden for PM Modi in Washington DC

11:59 pm: We have agreed on a new partnership in cancer research-Vikram Doraiswami,MEA

11:56 pm: India is not joining the coalition: Vikram Doraiswami,MEA when asked if India will join fight against ISIL

11:34 pm: Everyone is impressed with energy and determination with which the PM has looked to address India's enormous opportunities, says President Obama

11:12 pm: Modi and President Obama at the Memorial of Martin Luther King,Jr

11:00 pm: India-US decide to renew Framework Agreement for defence cooperation for a further 10 years, US to cooperate as knowledge partner for India's planned National Defence University

10:59 pm: Modi, Obama conclude talk, discusses climate change, Afghanistan issue and Middle east crisis

10:49 pm: After the Indo-US meet in Mars, we are now meeting here, says Modi on his meeting with Obama


10:43 pm: We discussed international situation,security issues and middle east violence and extremism-US President Barack Obama

10:31 pm: Modi meets Obama in White House

10:00 pm: Modi-Obama talk underway in White House

8:38 pm: Modi to meet Obama shortly

8:32 pm: Modi reaches White House

8:13 pm: PM Narendra Modi to meet US President Barack Obama shortly


7:37 pm: Crowd gather in Washington DC to meet PM Modi

7:05 pm: Sounds like a very UN statement,very familiar,one was looking for something more substantive : Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Modi-Obama joint editorial

6:25 pm: Indeed,so much has happened that,in 2000,then-PM Atal B.Vajpayee could declare we are natural allies:Joint Editorial by PM Modi and president Obama

6:15 pm: An immediate area of concrete support is the "Clean India" campaign , says Joint Editorial by PM Modi and Barack Obama

6:14 pm: When we meet today in Washington, we will discuss ways in which we can boost manufacturing and expand affordable renewable energy,while sustainably securing future of our common environment, says the joint editorial by Modi and Obama

6:11 pm: It is time to set a new agenda, one that realizes concrete benefits for our citizens, says the joint editorial

6:10 pm: The advent of a new Govt in India is a natural opportunity to broaden and deepen our relationship : Joint Editorial by PM Modi and President Obama

6:05 pm: As nations committed to democracy,liberty, India-US are bound by common values and mutual interests, says the Joint Editorial by PM Modi and President Barack Obama

5.20 pm: Thousands of Indians greet PM Modi in Washington and media cameras show Modi waving at his massive supporters.

5.10 pm: PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi memorial in Washington DC, by offering flowers.

5.05 pm: Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's statue.

"Kem Cho" -- this is how US President Barack Obama welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarati at the doorstep of the White House, ahead of the rare private dinner hosted in his honour.

"Thank you very much, President", Modi responded as the two leaders shook hands and walked inside.

As Obama hosted Modi for dinner, the local Indian- Americans celebrated the Modi-Obama meeting by organising a cultural event and performing "Garba" dance in front of the White House.

Set in an informal ambiance, the dinner was the first opportunity for both the leaders to interact with each other. Both the leaders were joined by 20 attendees at the dinner.

The President was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Advisor Susan Rice among others.

Modi was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Indian Ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar among others.

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