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  • 11:40 PM IST

    Bilateral Meet LIVE: Replying to a question posed by news agency ANI on the trade agreement, India’s Foreign Secretary said, “We did not discuss a timeline on trade but we are optimistic that we will be able to conclude an understanding and agreement fairly soon.”

  • 11:36 PM IST

  • 11:35 PM IST

    Bilateral Meet LIVE: “PM Modi made it clear that we are not shying away from talks with Pakistan but we expect certain concrete steps to be taken by Pakistan before that, and we don’t find any efforts by them,” said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale after the bilateral meeting of PM Modi and US President Trump.

  • 11:29 PM IST

  • 11:24 PM IST

    Bilateral Meet LIVE: Speaking about the India-US trade deal, India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on Tuesday said, “Minister Piyush Goyal has travelled to New York. He has been having discussions with US Trade Representative Lighthizer, significant progress has been made on a number of issues. The two leaders were optimistic of us reaching a trade agreement in the near future.”

  • 11:14 PM IST

    Bilateral Meet LIVE: Following the bilateral meet between the two world leaders, India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale addresses the media.

  • 11:08 PM IST

  • 11:04 PM IST
    Bilateral Meet LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a bilateral meet with US President Donald Trump in New York said, “As far as trade (India-US trade) is concerned, I’m happy that our Petronet signed an MoU of US$ 2.5 Billion investment in the energy sector.”
  • 10:57 PM IST

New Delhi: India and the United States of America will have a trade deal very soon, as revealed by US President Donald Trump during the bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the UN headquarters on Tuesday. The bilateral meeting which was conducted on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly took place just two days after the leaders of India and the US addressed a mega Indian community event in Houston.

This meeting comes in the backdrop of the US ending the privileges that India was enjoying under the Generalised System of Preferences program on June 5. Implemented in 1974, this US trade preference scheme allows duty-free imports for thousands of products from designated beneficiary countries.

Notably, the bilateral meeting was scheduled to take place on September 24 at 12:15 PM local time (9:45 pm IST) in the UN Headquarters, after Trump’s address the UN General Debate from the iconic General Assembly hall.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to New York on Tuesday marked his second leg of week-long US tour. After the bilateral meeting, PM Modi will address the 74th UNGA session on September 27 where Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to rake up the Kashmir issue.

Notably, tensions between Indian and Pakistan have increased in the wake of the revocation of Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.