PM Narendra Modi accepted US President Barack Obama’s invitation and is likely to have bilateral discussions in Washington in September this year, according to reports. It will potentially be the opening of a new chapter in India’s relationship with America.
Obama had invited Modi to the US when he called up Modi to congratulate him. Significantly, the meeting won’t happen on the sidelines of the United Nations general assembly in New York but in the form of a full-fledged bilateral summit in Washington.
The world’s two biggest democracies are yet to finalise the exact dates. According to reports, the United States has suggested September 30 but India has asked it to be advanced to September 26.
The Modi-Obama summit promises to be one of the foremost international events of the year and will overshadow Modi’s presence at UNGA, if he decides to go to New York too.