If India becomes a US ally, results may prove catastrophic: Chinese media

If India becomes a US ally, results may prove catastrophic: Chinese media

If India becomes a US ally, results may prove catastrophic: Chinese media

The US has cleared the sale of predator Guardian drones to India, PTI reported.

Earlier, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declined to say whether Modi had requested that the leaders not take questions or if it was Trump's decision.

"Like the United States, India is too familiar with the grave danger posed by radical Islamic terrorists", he said yesterday.

The leaders said they would work more closely to confront global terrorism and terror sanctuaries, and to promote stability in the Indo-Pacific region and maritime security cooperation.

In a joint briefing with President Trump after the meeting, the visiting Indian premier said: "We talked about terrorism, extremism and radicalisation, and agreed to co-operate on this".

With an eye on China and the disputes in the South China Sea, Modi and Trump after their meeting in the White House called for freedom of navigation and resolving of territorial and maritime disputes peacefully in accordance with global law.

Commentators had predicted that Trump and Modi would find much in common, with both men having won power by portraying themselves as establishment outsiders.

Trump even met prime minister of Montenegro before meeting Modi; that's about "better, stronger" relations?

However, the H-1B issue specifically did not figure in the talks with Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar telling reporters that there was a lot of discussion with business leaders and the two leaders about the digital partnership when asked about whether H-1B visa issue figured in the talks.

During their joint statement, Trump repeatedly thanked Modi for visiting the United States and the White House, saying he enjoyed their "very productive conversation".

After Trump said it was "important that barriers be removed to the export of USA goods into your markets and that we reduce our trade deficit with your country", Modi said that his country was becoming an easier place for American companies to do business. He also termed the US' move as "irresponsible" and made clear that Washington would have to face "extremely risky consequences" for its deliberate provocations.

Highlights of the meeting: India-US relations have never been so stronger: President Trump: President Donald Trump declared Monday that ties between Washington and New Delhi had never been stronger after holding his first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

White House officials have said the president likes to deal with delicate matters like human rights and religious liberty violations in private when speaking to world leaders.

Then he added a Trumpian boast, noting that the two are "world leaders in social media", which he defined as "giving the citizens of our countries the opportunity to hear directly from their elected officials and for us to hear directly from them". He also separately invited Trump's daughter Ivanka to the United States delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India to be held later this year.

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