Washington. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on America tour. On Friday (September 24), there will be a face-to-face meeting between PM Modi and US President Joe Biden. After the change of power in America, Prime Minister Modi and Biden have had virtual talks thrice. However, this is the first face-to-face meeting. In such a situation, it is believed that Modi’s Biden will also make a good understanding at the personal level.
PM Modi met the Chief Executive Officers of top 5 companies of America on Thursday night. After this he met with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Then met US Vice President Kamala Harris warmly. PM Modi’s visit which started on Wednesday will end on Sunday.
Why is the Biden-Modi meeting important?
The eyes of the world will be on the first meeting of Modi and Biden. During this, discussions on defence, mutual relations, visa issue of Indians and trade are set to take place. Broadly speaking, there is every possibility of agreement between the two countries.
This meeting is also important in view of the current situation in Afghanistan. After the decision to withdraw American troops, the global outlook on America has changed. So America needs India as a reliable partner in this area. For India, US cooperation is important in fighting terrorism and extremism and keeping pressure on the Taliban.
This will be the most important meeting in terms of both diplomacy and defense. The four heads of state of the quad countries will meet face-to-face for the first time. Apart from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, President Joe Biden will also sit at a table with Modi. During this, apart from the foreign ministers of the four countries, the NSA will also be present. The four countries are getting a common challenge from China. Will consider this.
Joe Biden’s Kashmir policy and liberal attitude do not match with India’s current leadership on many issues. However, at the stage where the strategic and trade alliance of India and America is, India and America are seen as necessary for each other.
PM Modi’s speech at UNGA on 25 September
PM Modi will leave for New York from Washington on 24th. He will address the United Nations General Assembly here at midnight on the 25th. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will also participate in this, but his speech will be before Modi.
Modi will reach New Delhi on 27th morning
The Prime Minister will also be in New York on 26 September. It is possible that during this time he will meet some Indians as usual. However, it is not a part of his schedule at the moment. On 26th, he would leave for India from New York in the night on Air India One and reach New Delhi in the morning on 27th.