Washington, June 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the India-US relations have gone way beyond diplomacy and now it is at a stage where the two countries can be forces of good for the world.
"The US was first curious about India but now our shared values have led us to think together about what we can do for the world," he said at a reception organised after his address to a joint sitting of the US Congress.
"I want the combined power of India and US to become a force for the good in the world," he said.
The reception was jointly organised by the House of Representatives, Senate and the India Caucus.
"From combating global warming to terrorism, there is much that India and the US can do together by pooling resources," Modi said.
The prime minister said the opportunity given to him to address the joint sitting was not an honour only for him, but also for 1.25 billion Indians and expressed his heartfelt gratitude.