India - Partner In Growth
Welcome to the June 28, 2017  bulletin of key policy decisions and high-impact news, presented by the Embassy of India, Washington DC.
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Trump, Modi Reaffirm Indian-US Relations with a Hug
The first face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sealed with a bear hug on Monday, as the two leaders looked to publicly underscore their newfound friendship. Declaring the official meeting a success, Trump went on to describe the relationship between India and the United States as having "never been stronger, has never been better."

Modi Meets with Top American CEOs
Prime Minister Modi met on June 25 with American CEOs from Apple, Microsoft, Google and other global giants to discuss visas, investment and job creation. Speaking at the roundtable event, Prime Minister Modi said, "The whole world is looking at India. 7,000 reforms alone by GOI [the Government of India] for ease of biz n minimum govt, max governance. Growth of India presents win-win partnership for India & United States, and the US cos. have a great opportunity to contribute to that." 


Third International Day of Yoga Celebrated Across India
The Third International Day of Yoga was celebrated by thousands across the country with mass yoga demonstrations in several cities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in a yoga event in Lucknow, where he addressed  the gathering at the city's iconic Ramabai Ambdekar Maidan, saying that yoga is a practice that binds humanity together and is helping countries across the world connect with India.