PM Narendra Modi may visit US in June before Obama demits office
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be visiting the US in early June for a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama who is said to be inviting some world leaders before he demits office in January next year.
No dates have been finalised yet, the sources said, adding that it is believed that the US President is extending similar invitations to some other world leaders.
PM Modi, who became the Prime Minister in May 2014, has already been to the US thrice, the latest being earlier this month for the Nuclear Security Summit.
The first time Modi travelled to US was in September 2014, beginning with his maiden address in the United Nations general assembly followed by attending a gala public reception by the Indian American community in New York’s Madison Square Garden before heading Washington for the bilateral talk with Obama.
In 2015, the Prime Minister travelled to US for the UN General Assembly meeting and had held bilateral discussions with the US President. The third and most recent visit was in April this year for Nuclear Security Summit.
At present, India and the US share an extensive and expanding cultural, strategic, military, and economic relationship which is in the phase of implementing confidence building measures (CBM) to overcome the legacy of trust deficit - brought about by adversarial US foreign policies and multiple instances of technology denial - which have plagued the relationship over several decades.
President Obama also visited India in January last year when he was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day.