As the White House promised to roll a 'red carpet' for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his fifth state visit to the US — first under the Donald Trump regime-- he got a warm welcome from the Indian community there too.
After being received by Indian ambassador Navtej Sarna with his wife Avina Sarna and Chargé d'Affaires at US Embassy in Delhi MaryKay Loss Carlson, PM Modi met members of the Indian diaspora who had gathered at the military facility.
The Indians waiting there were heard chanting "Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Modi- Modi..." to greet the Prime Minister. Meanwhile, Modi signed autographs.
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During his three-day visit, Prime Minister Modi will also interact with about 20 leading American CEOs followed by an Indian-American community event in Washington DC suburb of Virginia.
Trump will host Modi at the White House on Monday afternoon and the two leaders would spend about five hours together in various settings beginning with their bilateral discussion, delegation level talks, a reception and a working dinner, the first of its kind hosted by this administration.
Just hours before Modi landed in Washington, Trump tweeted from his official Twitter handle- POTUS, an acronym for President of the US, that he is looking forward to welcome the Indian leader to the White House, during which he will discus "important strategic issues" with a "true friend".
With inputs from PTI
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