Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Science | By Cecil Little

Personal chemistry key as Trump meets India PM for 1st time

Personal chemistry key as Trump meets India PM for 1st time

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed gratitude to the Indian Diaspora at a community reception in Virginia, USA.

"The time to talk is now", R. Chandrashekhar, president of Nasscom, the Indian IT industry's trade body, said in a recent interview.

"Many sectors of the Indian economy remain highly and unjustifiably protected, and India continues to be a hard place for American companies to do business", they wrote, noting that a 2017 World Bank report ranked India 130th out of 190 countries for ease of doing business. India will go "above and beyond" the 2015 Paris accord, vowed Prime Minister Modi.

The leaders of the world's two largest democracies will convene at the White House.

"If there's one thing we want (from the visit), it's chemistry", said one senior Indian official.

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The offer is still subject to congressional approval.

Additionally, the American aerospace company Lockheed Martin and India's Tata Advanced Systems Limited, signed an agreement to produce the F-16 Block 70 fighter jet aircraft in India. There is also the transfer of surveillance drones in the Indian Ocean.

A congressional staff member familiar with the matter confirmed the administration has approved the sale.

Citing his address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress last June in which he had stated that the relationship between India and America had overcome the "hesitations of history", PM Modi expressed confidence in the growing convergence between our two nations. "These plans also showcase the enormous fruits of our relationships with enterprising USA partners-worth many billions of dollars over the next decade alone-together with concomitant new employment opportunities across both societies", he said.

"India doesn't want a relationship with the USA built on an anti-China policy", says Limaye.

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Yet Trump has been unpredictable with New Delhi so far. The Trump Organization has licensed the president's name to five real estate projects in India, and Trump visited Mumbai on business before becoming president. He made a point to call Modi in March after his Bharatiya Janata Party garnered a key win in the populous state of Uttar Pradesh, seen as a likely bellwether for Modi's re-election hopes in 2019. U.S.is seeking stronger Indian protection of intellectual property rights, reductions in tariffs and narrowing of the $30 billion trade deficit.

Ahead of Monday's meeting, President Trump took to Twitter to welcome Indian Prime Minister, calling him a 'true friend'.

After US pull-out from the Paris Agreement, global climate change agenda led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel rests exclusively on China and India. On H1B visas, he said, the IT industry in the United States will be incomplete without the contribution and hard work of the Indian workers.

After the USA pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Trump accused India of trying to extract "billions and billions" of dollars in foreign aid in exchange for signing the accord.

Information for this article was contributed by David Nakamura, Annie Gowen and Philip Ruckerof The Washington Post; and by Matthew Pennington and Vivian Salama of The Associated Press.

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