Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Washington DC on Monday, June 6. PM is visiting for the fourth time to the United States in the last two years, but it will be different from the other visits. His earlier visits to United States were marked mostly for business events; this will be more of a “State-to-State conversation”.
He will meet Indian community people on his arrival at Joint Base Andrews (JBA), in Washington on Monday.
A bilateral visit hosted by US President Barack Obama to discuss foreign policy, ‘State-to-State conversation’ will be the focus throughout the visit starting from Modi’s visit to the Arlington National Cemetery, the bilateral conversation with Obama at the White House, to the joint meeting of the US Congress on Capitol Hill. There is no large Diaspora event scheduled in Washington DC this time.
PM Narendra Modi today began his three-day US visit at Arlington National Cemetery by laying a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldiers and paying homage to Indian-American astronaut late Kalpana Chawla at Arlington National Cemetery.
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter accompanied the Prime Minister. Indian Ambassador to the US Arun K Singh, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal were also present on the occasion.