Washington, June 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived for his fourth tour in United States today. After visiting the Blair House and interacting with a number of think tanks representatives in a roundtable conference, Modi reached the White House, where he was scheduled to meet President Barack Obama. Also Read - Farmers Protest: 11th Round of Talks Between Govt, Farmer Unions Today | LIVE Updates
Modi is accompanied inside the Oval Office of White House by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. The meeting is centred around the agenda of India’s inclusion in Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). (ALSO READ: India and the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group: Why NSG is on top of Modi’s agenda?) Also Read - Serum Institute Fire Claims Five Lives, Poonawala Announces Compensation of Rs 25 Lakh | Top Developments
Ahead of the meeting with Obama, it was reported that US has backed India’s bid to Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Apart from pushing the NSG agenda, the Indian delegation headed by Modi would also seek logistical support from US in areas of defence. Enhanced security setup between the two nations, and the joint use of cleaner sources of energy would be discussed. On the other hand, President Obama would keep US’ business interest in mind while making the deals with India. The American firms are eager to tap $500 million business market in India.