India’s Ambassador to the United States Harsh Vardhan Shringla has confirmed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump are scheduled to meet twice in less than a week this month, asserting that the India-US strategic relationship has the “potential to become the defining partnership within this century.”Since his re-election in May this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have already met twice. The previous two meetings of the two leaders were on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan and the G7 Summit in France this summer, reports The Statesman.
So, they would have “four meetings in the span of a few months,” Harsh Vardhan Shringla said during the ‘India on the Hill: Charting a Future for Indo-US Relations’ event jointly organised by two think tanks The Heritage Foundation from the US and Observer Research Foundation (ORF) from India.
PM Modi is scheduled to arrive in Houston on Saturday. A day later, President Trump would join him in addressing the mega “Howdy, Modi” community event to be attended by more than 50,000 Indian-Americans. The two leaders are again scheduled to meet later in the week in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly sessions.
“They will meet on 22nd September. The US President is joining the Prime Minister in addressing a huge Indian diaspora event in Houston and they will also meet on the margins of the UNGA in New York,” Shringla said.