US President Obama In India - Day 1

US President Barack Obama, who was accorded a ceremonial red carpet welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan Sunday, said it\'s \'a great honour\" to be back in India.

Published: 25th January 2015 01:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th January 2015 11:03 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: It was on the cards. A direct intervention from the US President Barack Obama within hours of his arrival in Delhi led to the breakthrough in the civil nuclear trade deal for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set up a contact group.

There was no doubt, sources said, that the civil nuclear firm which are private enterprise in the US “were keen and pushing a conclusion to the talks and negotiations.’’   Read full story here 

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Live Updates

  • India is an independent country and there is no pressure from any country or individual, But climate change and global warming are pressures: Modi
  • The chemistry between us has not only brought Barack & me close but has also brought Washington & Delhi closer: Modi
  • As far as what we spoke about, let that be under wraps: Prime Minister Modi
  •  In the end I'd like to say "Chalein saath saath"
  • Given Modi's energy and ambitions, affection can translated into very specific actions: Obama
  • President Obama: Modi is getting even less sleep than me
  • Modi on Obama: Chemistry means more than comas, full-stops on paper.

Obama Speech:

  • Mera Pyara Bhara Namaskar
  • Strong ties critical for us.
  • Deepening ties with India will remain a top foreign policy priority for our administration, says Obama

  • Obama thanks PM Modi for “chai pe charcha” which he pronounces correctly. “We need more of this in white house”, he added
  • As many of you know that PM appeared in Madison garden and he was treated like bollywood star: Obama
  • We managed to get breakthrough on two issues holding the implementation of civil nuclear deal.. also decided to pursue talks on BIPA: Obama
  • I thank PM Modi for strong counter terror mechanism.
  • Key steps taken on Clean energy
  • Suppoprt UNSC permanent seat for India
  • Achieved Breakthrough understanding on N-deal.
  • India and the America natural partners. We made substantive progress, says US President Barack Obama.

  • We are going to be strong and reliable partners for people of Afghanistan, says Obama.

  • We agreed to new defence and security cooperation

  • Looking forward to Republic Day Parade; Heard It is Spectacular

Modi Speech:

  • Decided to establish direct hotline between me and the US President and also between our National Security Advisers, says Modi.  

  • We are moving towards commercial cooperation in nuclear deal, says Modi and stresses on sustained action and concrete achievements.

  • Civic nuclear agreement central piece of our ties

  • We have to convert good start into lasting progress.

  • Renewed Bilateral investment talks: Modi

  • Great Optimism in Economic tie with US: Modi

  • We agreed we need a comprehensive strategy and approach towards terrorism. Every country must fulfil its commitment to eliminate terrorists' safe havens, says Modi

  • Agreed on Anti-terror strategy: Modi

  • Renewed Defence Framework Pact: Modi

  • Economic growth in India and US is becoming stronger, Business environment is much better now: Modi

  • Every country should bring terrorists to justice: Modi

  • New confidence in India- US ties: Modi

  • President Barack Obama's second visit to India reflects transformation in our relationship: Modi.

  • Natural Global partnership with US and it is more relevant in this digital age: Modi

  • Honoured that Obama Accepted India's Invitation: Modi

  • MEA: Talks over. Media interaction is next item on agenda of India-US leaders.

  • India and the US achieve a breakthrough on operationalisation of the civil nuclear deal.

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  • Obama-Modi joint statement soon.
  • India, US Reach agreement on nuclear deal.
  • US Withdraws tracking clause
  • Sources: Nuclear deal likely to be announced today.
  • Sources: India, US iron out differences on liability, tracking
  • Obama and Modi begin talks on crucial issues.
  • President Barack Obama arrives at Hyderabad House to hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • President Barack Obama pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
  • Guard of Honour to US Presidet Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • Modi and Obama to hold extensive talks on strategic issues including nuclear and defence.

  • Obama, who will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade tomorrow, is the first US President to visit the country twice.

  • Departing from protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives Obama and Michelle at the airport.

  • US President Barack Obama along with wife Michelle Obama arrives in India on a three-day visit.

Obama, Modi Clinches Civil Nuclear Agreement

It was on the cards. A direct intervention from the US President Barack Obama within hours of his arrival in Delhi led to the breakthrough in the civil nuclear trade deal for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set up a contact group. Read More

Obama and Modi begin talks on crucial issues.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama today held talks on a range of crucial issues, including removing hurdles in operationalising the long-stalled civil nuclear agreement and enhancing ties in defence, trade and commerce and climate change.   

Officials said "progress has been made" on the nuclear issue and India was looking forward to "effectively" work with the US in this "extremely important" field.      

The Indian liability law holds the suppliers directly liable in case of a nuclear accident while countries like France and the US have asked India to follow global norms under which the primary liability is with the operator. Read Full Story Here

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Obama Says 'Namaste', Grateful for Extraordinary Hospitality

US President Barack Obama, who was accorded a ceremonial red carpet welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan Sunday, said it's "a great honour" to be back in India.

"It's a great honour to be back in India. I am grateful for the extraordinary hospitality," Obama told reporters in the forecourt of the magnificent presidential palace where he was escorted by Wing Commander Puja Thakur as he inspected the tri-service guard of honour  Read More


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