Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) is greeted by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Herat. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Afghanistan on June 4 to inaugurate a $290 million hydroelectric dam with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the latest Indian investment which highlights strengthening ties between the two countries. All Pics/AFP
India is committed to restore hope and redefine war-torn Afghanistan's future, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, after inaugurating a dam built with Indian assistance. Modi said he had not come to Afghanistan just to launch the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, also known as Salma Dam. "We are reviving a region, renewing life, restoring hope and redefining Afghanistan's future," Modi said in a brief speech after the inauguration ceremony with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Pic/AFP
India and Qatar on Sunday signed seven agreements, including on investment and tourism promotion, as the two sides discussed ways to take bilateral ties beyond the current normal trading relationship.
India secured the support of Switzerland for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). India's diplomatic efforts appeared to have borne fruit, with both Switzerland and Mexico backing India's membership to the elite club that regulates global nuclear trade. The 48-member NSG has called an 'extraordinary' plenary meeting when it is expected to take up for review India's application for membership.
Building on their close personal bonding, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama promised to work together for the sake of global peace and security and the benefit of developing countries. He said India could be an ideal partner for US businesses searching "for new areas of economic growth, markets for their goods, a pool of skilled resources, and global locations to produce and manufacture".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses to the Joint Session of U.S. Congress, in Washington DC, USA. Pic/AFP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan are seen at the behind. Pic/PTI
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs autographs after addressing a joint meeting of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Pic/PTI
India secured Mexico's backing in its bid to become member of the NSG as it aggressively scouted for support ahead of a crucial meeting of the 48-nation nuclear trading bloc in Vienna. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced his country's support to India's membership for the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) after holding wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a major focus on further deepening cooperation in a range of areas including trade and investment, information technology, energy and space. Pic/AFP
On his part, the Prime Minister thanked the Mexican President for his country's support and called Mexico an important partner for India's energy security. He said both the countries have agreed to work and develop a "roadmap of concrete outcomes" to upgrade ties to a strategic partnership. Pic/AFP
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for India after his five day-five nation tour that took him to Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, the US and Mexico. Here's a lookback at his choc-a-bloc schedule
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