Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up his three-day US visit during which he held talks with President Barack Obama and addressed a joint session of the US Congress.
Prime Minister Modi addressed the joint session of the US Congress and attended a reception hosted jointly by the Foreign Relations Committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate as well as the India Caucus before emplaning for Mexico for the final leg of his five-nation tour that also took him to Afghanistan, Qatar and Switzerland.
Addressing the reception, Prime Minister Modi said that he wants the combined power of India and the US to become a force for good in the world. "We are working together to combat terrorism, poverty and environment," he added.
Earlier while addressing the US Congress, Prime Minister Modi said American Democracy has encouraged and empowered other democracies of the world.
Prime Minister referred to his visit to Arlington National Cemetery, and lauds the “great sacrifices of the men and women” of the U.S. armed forces “in the service of mankind.”
Prime Minister quotes Abraham Lincoln and says spirit of America was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Prime Minister Modi said, Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence inspired the heroism of Martin Luther King.
About the Indo-US relationships, Prime Minister said, “Today, our relationship has overcome the hesitations of history. Comfort, candour, and convergence define our conversations”.
Our cooperation secures our cities and citizens from terrorists and protects our critical infrastructure from cyber threats, Prime Minister said.
Prime Minster told US Congress that there are 30 million yoga practitioners in the U.S. …and we have not yet claimed intellectual property right on Yoga.
Genius of B.R. Ambedkar was nurtured in the years he spent at the Columbia university a century ago.
Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee called India and the US natural allies.
Prime Minister said India US Nuclear deal has changed ties between the two countries.
Indian Americans are bridging both the nations.
Today the Indians are among the America's best of academics, scientists, doctors, CEOs and even the best spelling Bees.