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Narendra Modi will be first Indian PM to visit Silicon Valley in last 33 years

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his upcoming visit to Silicon Valley in September, will address Indian Diaspora.Prime Minister Modi is likely to  speak at prestigious Stanford University as well although there is official confirmation
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PTI August 10, 2015 18:25 IST

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his upcoming visit to Silicon Valley in September, will address Indian Diaspora.

Prime Minister Modi is likely to  speak at prestigious Stanford University as well although there is official confirmation on the same.

On his second US visit since taking the office in May last year, PM Modi will address an estimated 20,000 members of the Indian-American community at the SAP Centre, an indoor arena in San Jose, California.

He is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit California in 33 years, the Indo-American community of West Coast USA said in a press release, detailing preparations for the visit.

The Prime Minister is also expected to visit the offices of search engine giant Google.Modi will be in US from September 23 to 28 and to attend meetings at the United Nations in New York on 70th annual session of the UN General Assembly.

On September 28, he is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama. The White House, however, yesterday said it is not aware of any planned visit of Modi to White House.

"I'm not aware of any planned visits by Prime Minister Modi to the White House in conjunction with his travel to the US for the United Nations General Assembly," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said yesterday.

In a five-day visit to the US in September last year, Modi had met Obama and sought investment from prominent CEOs besides exhorting the Indian-American community to take up a greater role in the development of India.

 

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