H1-B Visa: Can PM Modi change President Trump's mind?

Posted June 25, 2017

Our close historical and friendly ties have picked up momentum after Prime Minister Antonio Costa's visit to India in January 2017, Modi told the media ahead of his planned departure.

Prime Minister Modi is the second Indian Prime Minister to visit Portugal.

Narendra Modi is said to be the first world leader to set out for a dinner with Donald Trump at the white house on 26 June, Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a leader, US President Donald Trump can truly work with and the two should communicate in their first meeting the desire to advance bilateral relations while addressing concerns over H1B work visas, experts here have said.

Bakshi said that the Prime Minister's first visit was more of a social event as he had just been elected.

The decision has been communicated to the Indian government and the manufacturer by the State Department on Thursday, according to the informed government sources."This is the first very significant sign of the Trump administration being more result oriented in its relationship with India compared to Obama administration". White House officials dismissed suggestions that the administration has ignored India. S also has a defence partnership with Pakistan.

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"Now, of course, we've seen rapid growth in the defense and security partnership over the last few years, and President Trump very much wants to build on that momentum".

The two sides have stepped up efforts in recent weeks to get inter-agency clearance for the sale of the Guardian drone, made by California-based General Atomics.

The official recalled Trump's declaration during the campaign in front of a large Indian American rally that if he were elected, India would have a "true" friend in the White House. Instead, the role of the Indian American community and Indian students in supporting USA jobs came in for praise. "You have effortlessly gelled with the culture of the country", he added. During his address, Shri Modi highlighted several aspects of India-Portugal partnership. Find us on Facebook too!

It not only provides an opportunity to connect with other members of the ecosystem but also gives access to important resources such as its learning and development programme, information about relevant government schemes, a forum to brainstorm and discuss, news and blogs among others, it said.

India's pending request for 22 unarmed Guardian drones is also expected to be cleared during Modi's visit.

Trump has been previously bullish on the potential of India's fast-growing economy, viewing it as a good place for foreign investment.