New York : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in United States of America, and made an entry into the visitor book of country heads, in the column titled ‘Second visit’ as this is his secnd US tour since attaining Prime Minister’s position in government of India. PM was received at the JFK International Airport by Indian Ambassador Arun K Singh, India’s envoy to the UN Asoke Mukerji, Consul General Dnyaneshwar Mulay and their spouses. The hotel where he was suppose to stay put was brimming with supporters who wanted to get a glimpse of Modi. Modi later arrived at the Waldorf Astoria hotel here to a grand welcome by his supporters.
Modi has been given a jam packed schedule wherein he will address world leaders at a landmark UN sustainable development summit and interact with top CEOs and the Indian diaspora in the Silicon Valley. During his stay in the financial capital of the country for next two days, Modi will attend a roundtable on the financial sector. This would be PM’s effort in strengthening inflows of funds into India both via FII into bourses as well as investement in infrastructure and business platforms. India expects many FIIs to meet with Modi and show their keen desire to invest in India markets, hence this is getting termed as an important meeting.
Modi will also address and participate interactively in a conference on media and communications hosted by News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch. A dinner with the rich and famous is on the anvil when Modi will attend a scheduled dinner with Fortune 500 company CEOs. This lavish dinner must convert into rising fortunes for India’s partnership in business and economy, and pave way for deep pockets to come looking for investment opportunities in this part of the world. Modi has always claimed of his Gujarati-minded business shrewdness, and this is the bare minimum one could be rest assured about, when Modi meets with Fortune chart-toppers.
Destination California – that would be his next stopover, when Modi would fly to the West Coast for his visit to California from September 26-27. Modi’s acumen of wrapping up matters in meetings and forcing people from across the world to commit investment in India has been his USP since he took into the office, and it is expected that California adds to the list of wishful investors.
He will return to New York on September 28 for a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama as well as to attend a high-level peacekeeping summit at the United Nations. On Friday, he will address global heads of state at the Sustainable Development Summit hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon when the new and ambitious post-2015 development agenda will be adopted.
India will also host the G-4 summit here on September 26, before Modi leaves for the West Coast for a packed two-day trip during when he will have meetings with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google’s new CEO Sundar Pichai. He will also attend a grand community reception in San Jose.
Modi will also meet President Barack Obama on September 28, his third summit meeting with the President in about a year.
During his stay in the city, Modi will have meetings with French President Francois Hollande and heads of state from Bhutan, Sweden, Guyana and Cyprus, as well as the heads of state of Brazil, Japan and Germany at the G-4 summit on September 26.
Modi is expected to focus on giving a further push to early and urgent reform of the Security Council and to send an unambiguous message of zero tolerance against terrorism.
Meanwhile, officials said, Prime Minister Modi will not have a bilateral meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during his current five-day trip to the US.