NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump is likely to host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at White House on June 25-26.
The Modi’s visit comes at a time when Trump’s critical comments on India while announcing the US decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement have injected a degree of uncertainty in bilateral ties.
In wake of Trump’s statements, Modi said he is willing to do more what has been committed under the accord but while defending itself against the charge it has sought western funds to fulfill its responsibilities.
During his visit to Washington later this month, the Indian premier is expected to talk about a range of subjects that include sticky turfs like H1B visas and trade.
He will also look for gains in dealing with Pakistan’s role in ‘promoting terrorism’ and India’s case for a seat at the nuclear supplier’s group besides enlarging the economic relationship.
Given the focus of the upcoming visit, Modi will be in Washington and the Indian delegation will be occupied with engagements with the White House and top administration officials. The PM will meet the Indian community on one occasion.