Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Washington today morning on his 3-day visit to the United States. This is his seventh visit to the country since assuming office. He landed at the Andrews Joint Airforce Base where he was greeted by Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu along with senior American officials. Ahead of the visit, Modi had stated that this visit is an “occasion to strengthen our strategic partnership with the US and consolidate ties with Japan and Australia”
The first in-person Quad meeting between the premier of the United States, Japan, Australia, and India will allow the countries to “identify priorities for future engagements based on our shared vision for the Indo-Pacific region” said the PM in a statement.
Bilateral meetings with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison and President Joe Biden are also scheduled. Included in the itenrary is a visit to US VP Kamala Harris, and five heads of prominent companies in the United States.
Cristiano R Amon of Qualcomm, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe, Mark Widmar of First Solar, Vivek Lall of General Atomics and Stephen A Schwarzman of Blackstone will meet PM Modi during his US visit.