PM Modi returns home to rousing reception after landmark visit to US

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home to a rousing reception at New Delhi’s Palam Airport after concluding his successful tour of US on a high note.

In Washington, Prime Minister Modi met with 5 top CEOs and had bilateral meetings with US Vice President Kamala Harris, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga.

In the meetings, the discussion revolved around COVID-19, free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, foreign investments, cross-border terrorism, defence, and strategic cooperation. Later, the four QUAD partners – US , Japan, India, Australia held a joint meeting and vowed to bolster infrastructure, 5G, ASEAN cooperation, COVID vaccine partnership and announced a new ‘Quad fellowship’ for STEM.

Prime Minister held his first in-person bilateral meeting with US president Joe Biden after the latter was elected in 2020 . Both the leaders discussed trade, India’s permanent UNSC seat, Afghanistan situation, Indo-Pacific challenges and COVID efforts.PM Modi then addressed the UNGA for the fourth time and later the Global Citizen programme, marking an end to his 3-day tour.

Accompanying PM Modi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla too held bilateral meetings with their counterparts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given a warm welcome in New Delhi following his return from the US trip. BJP party leader JP Nadda and other party workers were present to greet the Prime Minister on his return. Speaking at a function organised on the occasion, Mr Nadda said the world now looks at India in a new light due to Prime Minister\’s leadership. He stated that Prime Minister Modi has established India as a global player with discussions on terrorism and climate change.