Donald Trump calls PM Modi to Congratulate him
WASHINGTION: US President Donald Trump phoned PM Narendra Modi and congratulated him on BJP victory in Uttar Pradesh, White House press secretary Sean Spicer revealed on Monday, promising a more detailed readout later in the day on the conversation.
This is said to be the third telephone exchange between the two leaders since Trump's election victory on November 8, 2016.
The two leaders have invited each other to visit their respective countries, and the UP felicitation appears to be just a cover for a more substantive conversation involving an upcoming personal meeting. India's foreign secretary S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval have made back-to-back visits to Washington DC, with New Delhi appearing keen not to let the momentum of ties built up during the administrations of George Bush and Barack Obama flag.
Officials who have briefed journalists on the meetings have said the Trump administration appears well-inclined towards India and they detect no hiccups in what has been a steady ramping up of ties.