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Surgical strikes prove India can defend itself: Modi

26 June 2017

Highlighting the success of surgical strikes against terror havens along the Line of Control (LoC), Prime Minister Modi said that the move was a double-edged sword for which the entire world could have questioned New Delhi, but only those who faced the consequences took to criticising them. The working dinner that Mr Trump is hosting for Mr Modi is the first of its kind under the present administration.

In a briefing before his arrival in the US, the White House said the focus of the meetings would be defense and security, including defense trade, and some new counter-terrorism initiatives.

Modi, who arrived here this morning, will hold summit talks with Trump Monday afternoon in the White House and the two leaders would spend several hours together in various settings including one-on-one and delegation-level meetings, a reception and a working dinner. In fact, the two (leaders) will have dinner, a working dinner at the White House.

The Indian prime minister will meet also meet almost two dozen CEOs of reputed global companies, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, during a Round Table being organised at the Hotel Willard Intercontinental here. As many as 21 high-profile chief executives of United States corporations were in attendance at the round-table with Modi at the Hotel Willard Intercontinental in Washington. "People back in India are like you, you developed here and helped America grow because you got an environment to flourish, now back in India people are getting an environment to grow, they soon will make India developed", he said in his address. "And I think that will come through in the visit on Monday", the official said. Following the business round-table, Modi is scheduled to head to a Virginia suburb for a community event expected to be attended by over 600 members of the Indian diaspora.

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Calling Mr Modi a true friend, President Trump said he looks forward to welcome Prime Minister Modi and discuss important strategic issues.

Israel has announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country next week, which is the first ever by any Indian Prime Minister.

On whether the contentious H-1B visa issue would come up for discussion during the meeting, a senior administration official said it was unlikely to be raised from the U.S. side but if raised by the Indian side, the Americans were ready for it.

Modi also said India attracted largest foreign direct investment (FDI) as a result of the NDA government policies in the last three years, during his interaction with a group of CEOs of top 20 American firms.