Modi, Trump seek rapport despite friction on trade, immigration

Writing in a Wall Street Journal editorial published just ahead of their meeting, Modi said that in "an uncertain global economic landscape, our two nations stand as mutually reinforcing engines of growth and innovation". The Trump administration is set to authorize the sale of surveillance drones to India as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting on June 26.

Trump has focused on outreach to China, India's strategic rival, as he looks to Beijing to rein in North Korea. The deal is estimated to be worth about $2 billion. In a concrete indication of that, the U.S.is set to offer a $2 billion sale of USA -made unarmed drones to help in surveillance of the Indian Ocean. Blue added that it would "significantly enhance India's sovereign maritime domain awareness in the Indo-Pacific". That is important to the strategic partnership and for cooperation in areas like the Indian Ocean, and also creates USA jobs, said the official, who requested anonymity to brief reporters on the preparations for Modi's visit.

The Trump administration says it wants to provide India the kind of defense technology it does to the closest US allies. The South Asian nation, which has traditionally bought most of its defense equipment from Russian Federation, is looking to upgrade its capabilities.

Rick Rossow, an India expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the frictions in U.S. How much up we go depends on the leaders.

Modi, a Hindu nationalist, will be making his fourth visit to the U.S. since he took office in 2014. Modi will also have dinner with the president and first lady - the first dinner Trump has hosted for a foreign dignitary at the White House, although he has hosted the leaders of Japan and China at his resort in Florida.

The visit is likely to be lower key and aimed at building a personal bond between the two leaders, who have spoken twice by phone since Trump took office.

15 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
On Sunday night, scuba divers and rescue crews had to suspend their search due to a thunder and lightning storm in the area. Use of the Penol-Guatape reservoir, a popular site for water-sports and tours, was restricted as the search continued.

Trump and Modi share a populist streak and a knack for social media, but their economic nationalist agendas could clash. Trump could take a tougher stance on giving military aid to Pakistan as he eyes broader budget cuts.

But there could be increased strains on trade issues.

On the eve of Modi's USA visit, the Trump administration had dismissed reports that it has been ignoring India, saying President Trump realises that the country has been a "force for good" in the world and ties with it were important.

Earlier this month, Trump said the USA would pull out of from the Paris climate agreement and accused India of negotiating unscrupulously for the accord in order to walk away with billions of dollars in aid.

He set the United States on a path to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and accused India of negotiating unscrupulously for the accord in order to walk away with billions of dollars in aid.Meanwhile, Indian officials reject suggestions that Modi's "Make in India" platform is protectionist and complain about the USA regulatory process for generic pharmaceuticals and rules on fruit exports to the United States.They stress the importance of the huge Indian market to US companies and major growth in areas such as aviation, which offer significant opportunities for US manufacturers.Rick Rossow, an India expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the frictions in U.S.

A proposed overhaul of H-1B visas - used by thousands of Indian software engineers to work in the United States - has also caused concern in Delhi. India denies that and says it will continue to be part of the accord, regardless of USA participation.

Related news:

Hot News

Doha is Reviewing Demands to End Crisis with Arab States
Jun 26, 2017 - 21:02
He also stressed that the United States would continue to stay in close contact with all the concerned parties. Speaking on Sunday, Tillerson said the demands could be the basis of talks, according to Bloomberg .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Translate Has A New Competitor: Amazon
Jun 26, 2017 - 21:00
Amazon could announce the service before its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas in November. Neither Amazon nor Google immediately responded to messages seeking comment.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Penn Badgley to Star in Greg Berlanti Lifetime Thriller 'You'
Jun 26, 2017 - 21:00
Badgley, the former star of " Gossip Girl ", and Kirke, a musician and doula, first got married in a small courthouse wedding in February.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jimmy Butler: Not mad at Bulls but wish some things handled differently
Jun 26, 2017 - 20:57
As part of the trade, Chicago acquired two budding young players in LaVine and Dunn, though each come with their own concerns. As the Orlando Magic know all too well, picking up a potentially franchise-altering player is not as easy as it seems.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Confederations Cup 2017: Germany down 10-man Cameroon, Chile draw against Australia
Jun 26, 2017 - 20:56
Australia coach Ange Postecoglou regretted missed opportunities as they bow out of the Confed Cup after two draws and a defeat. Referee Wilmar Roldan initially dismissed Sebastien Siani before the video assistant referee rectified his error.

'Transformers' film debuts to franchise low, but still No. 1
Jun 26, 2017 - 20:56
In limited release Kumail Nanjiani's acclaimed romantic comedy " The Big Sick " landed the best per-screen average of the year. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at United States and Canadian theatres, according to comScore.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kings' Buddy Hield Named to 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Jun 26, 2017 - 20:51
Represented by Saric and Embiid , the 76ers are the first team with multiple players on the NBA All-Rookie First Team since 2008. The victor will be announced tonight during the inaugural NBA Awards , which will be televised live by TNT at 9 p.m.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top TSA worker caught stealing cash at Florida airport
Jun 26, 2017 - 20:46
When she said she couldn't see her bags, officer Alexander Johnson, 22, moved only slightly, according to an arrest report. Police said the money was returned to Duddleston and Johnson was arrested on suspicion of grand theft in the third degree.

Wales, Scotland say PM May's deal with DUP weakens United Kingdom
Jun 26, 2017 - 20:43
Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster said the agreement would "address the unique circumstances" of Northern Ireland. The deal is expected to last for at least two years, the BBC reports .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump slams Barack Obama, demands 'apology' over Russia probe
Jun 26, 2017 - 20:42
One former senior Obama administration official told the newspaper that "we sort of choked". Did you find this article informative?

Kennedy Considering Retiring From Supreme Court
Jun 26, 2017 - 20:32
"The travel ban goes into effect for refugees unless they have family in the United States ". The courts granted a nationwide temporary restraining order that suspended much of the order.

Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight officially set for August
Jun 26, 2017 - 20:30
McGregor boxed when he was younger, winning a junior national title, and relies significantly on his striking in MMA fights . Although, UFC president Dana White perhaps best summed up the mood of combat sport fans everywhere.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yanez acquittal sparks protests in St. Paul
Jun 26, 2017 - 20:29
Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, speaking to reporters outside the court after the verdict, said: "I'm mad as hell right now". SC officer Michael Slager, who is white, shot black motorist Walter Scott in the back as he fled from a traffic stop.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tech gains send Dow, S&P 500 to records
Jun 26, 2017 - 20:29
CHINA WATCH: Investors are closely watching the MSCI decision on China A-share inclusion to indexes, expected later in the day. Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes last rose 9/32 in price to yield 2.1565 per cent, down from 2.188 per cent late on Monday.

Stock in the Spotlight: Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI)
Jun 26, 2017 - 20:24
Finally, Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Laredo Petroleum during the first quarter valued at about $150,000. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link .