Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Donald Trump and Narendra Modi warn Pakistan to tackle homegrown terrorism

Donald Trump and Narendra Modi warn Pakistan to tackle homegrown terrorism

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) arrives for a joint news conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 26, 2017. "But in April, Trump fired a warning shot by announcing a review of the H-1B visa program under which up to 65,000 skilled workers - many of them computer engineers from India - enter the USA annually", the article said.

During the delegation-level meeting, the two leaders touched upon various topics ranging from purchase of military equipment to the bilateral relations between the two nations.

Slamming the Congress Party, Naidu said that the growing status of Prime Minister Modi as a global leader and statesman and the rising status of India in the comity of nations obviously is not digested by the Congress given their lackluster foreign policy over the earlier ten years.

India and the United States today agreed to enhance cooperation in fighting the menace of terrorism, extremism and radicalisation.

Modi stressed the importance of "doing away" with "terrorist sanctuaries and safe havens", apparently talking about Pakistan, India's historical arch rival. On Facebook, Modi has the lead over Trump, who has 23.6 million followers while the Indian leader has 41.8 million followers.

Noting that extensive economic and tax reforms launched in their respective countries will unlock enormous economic opportunities for both countries, both leaders committed to further expanding and balancing the trade relationship and to removing obstacles to growth and jobs creation. He said, trade, commerce, investment are key areas of cooperation.

Besides terrorism, trade and economy also featured majorly in the meeting. He said, India has a true friend in the White House. "There was no big idea in the relationship", Tewari said.

"Thank you for ordering equipment from the US". Referring to the GST reform to be implemented across India starting next month, Trump said it was "the largest tax overhaul in your country's history". But the fact remains that both leaders like one-way interactions with the media. "On certain issues it was very detailed", he said, adding that there was a converging viewpoint of what is the problem and diagnose the problem.

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