WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Washington for a three-day visit, was greeted warmly by members of the Indian community today at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, DC. Prime Minister Narendra Modi exited his motorcade to greet Indians waiting at the airport.
This is Prime Minister Modi’s first trip outside of India since the coronavirus epidemic in January 2020. Despite the light rain, the audience was singing his name and waving the national flag. The Prime Minister was seen smiling and shaking hands with Indian community members.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival has piqued our interest. We are unconcerned about standing in the rain. We are looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Modi,” Says an Indian-American,” he adds.
“Given the COVID-19 and the Afghan issue, this visit will be critical in strengthening India-US ties. He is a world leader capable of resolving any problem. We are pleased to be Indians, and he is speaking on behalf of millions of Indians,” another member of the Indian community stated.
Upon his landing at the airport, he was greeted by US Department of State officials, including T H Brian McKeon, US Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources at Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC.
India’s Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, and the Defense Attaché, Brigadier Anoop Singhal, Air Commodore Anjan Bhadra, and Naval Attaché Commodore Nirbhaya Bapna, greeted him.
PM Modi will address the UN General Assembly, attend the Quad Leaders’ Summit, and hold a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House during his three-day visit to the United States.
Tomorrow, Joe Biden will meet with Prime Minister Modi at the White House, marking their first face-to-face meeting since Biden took office as US President on January 20, 2021.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his trip to the United States to attend the Quad Leaders’ Summit would be an opportunity to enhance strategic cooperation with the United States, Japan, and Australia.