A strong India-US partnership can anchor peace, prosperity and stability: PM Modi

| Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:02
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Narendra Modi, Modi in US, US Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Washington,  Capitol Hill,  Paul Ryan

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to US, is addressing the joint session of the US Congress. He will be the 5th Indian leader to make a speech at US Congress and the first since 2005. The PM arrived in Washington on Monday and this is his fourth visit to US since he took power in 2014. 

(Also Read: Top 10 quotes from PM Modi's historic Capitol Hill address

Here are the live updates:

PM Modi meets US Congress members after concluding his speech

* The Orchestra have sufficiently tuned their instruments, the baton has given the signal. And there is a new symphony in play: PM Modi

* The constraints of the past are behind us and foundations of the future are firmly in place: PM
* Those who believe in humanity must come together as one & speak against this menace in one voice. Terrorism must be delegitimized: PM Modi

*For us in India, to live in harmony with mother earth is a part of our ancient belief: PM Modi

* Those who believe in humanity must come together as one & speak against this menace in one voice. Terrorism must be delegitimized: PM Modi

I commend the members of U.S. Congress for sending a clear message to those who preach and practice terrorism for political gains: PM Modi

* A strong India-U.S. partnership can anchor peace, prosperity, and stability from Asia to Africa & from Indian Ocean to the Pacific: PM Modi

* India's strong economy and growth rate of 7.6% per annum, is creating new opportunities for our mutual prosperity: PM

I see US as an indispensible partner. Many of you believe that a stronger & prosperous India is in America's strategic interest: Modi

My dream is to economically empower our billion citizens through many social and economic transformations: PM

Our cooperation secures our cities and citizens from terrorists and protects our critical infrastructure from cyber threats: PM Modi

And, we have not yet claimed intellectual property right on Yoga: PM 

* SIRI tells us that India's ancient heritage of Yoga has over 30 million practitioners in the U.S.: PM

You are well-known for your bipartisanship. I have also witnessed a similar spirit in Indian Parliament, especially in Upper House: PM Modi

Today, our relationship has overcome the hesitations of history. Comfort, candour, and convergence define our conversations: PM Modi

India will never forget the solidarity shown by U.S. Congress when terrorists from across our border attacked Mumbai in 2008: PM 

* You have stood by us in times of sorrow and we are grateful for this: Modi

* The genius of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was nurtured in the years he spent at the Columbia University a century ago: PM

* Modi says Gandhi's non-violence inspired the heroism of Martin Luther King

* Today, India lives as one; India grows as one; India celebrates as one: PM

* Our founders created a modern nation with freedom, democracy, and equality as the essence of its soul: PM
* There were many who doubted India when, as a newly independent nation, we reposed our faith in democracy: PM Modi 
* India applauds the great sacrifices of the men & women from 'The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave' in service of mankind: PM Modi
* In granting me this opportunity, you have honoured the world's largest democracy and its 1.25 billion people: PM
* This temple of democracy has encouraged & empowered other democracies the world over: PM
Two days ago, I began my visit by going to the final resting place of soldiers of this land: PM Modi
* The rituals of an old democratic tradition: PM Narendramodi is greeted by Members of Congressional Escort Committee
* Narendramodi will be the 5th Indian leader to make a speech in U.S. Cong since 1985
* Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan addresses Joint Session
* Narendra Modi meets the Congressional Leadership at Capitol Hill
* One of my most cherished memories is a statue of Gandhi gifted by a student named Modi: Senator Reid
* Washington DC: PM Modi meets Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan

* This is very important as PM is going to address US Congress,it will show his vision: Chandrashekhar,NASSCOM chief
* Washington DC: Kalpana Chawla's family arrives at US Capitol, PM Modi to address US Congress shortly

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