But there were some tensions in the inaugural meeting between the two populist leaders. But he spoke of long-term trade relations with India, like the latter buying passenger aircraft and natural gas.
"Modi's effort during the visit would be to get Trump strategically engaged with India - to get him to see the India-U.S. partnership as a win-win for both countries", Sajjanhar said. "We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism", he said. "Fighting terrorism and doing away with the safe shelters, sanctuaries, and safe havens will be an important part of our cooperation". "We don't see a zero-sum relationship when it comes to the USA relationship with Pakistan and the USA relationship with India".
The State Department later announced that it was slapping sanctions on a senior figure in the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. India's foreign ministry hailed the move.
President Donald Trump found out Monday that India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a hugger. "These barbarians have struck on Indian soil too many times over the decades, including the horrific attacks in Mumbai almost a decade ago, claiming the lives of more than 160 innocents, including six Americans", Pence said.
Drawing similarities between his tagline for India and Trump's vision for America, Modi said: "My visit and our talks will mark a very important page in the history of cooperation and collaboration between the two nations".
The Netherlands also expressed its support for India's campaign seeking membership on the Nuclear Suppliers' Group and a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, PTI reported. The deal, estimated to be worth about $2 billion, is still subject to congressional approval.
In advance of the meeting, the Trump administration approved India's purchase of almost two dozen unarmed surveillance drones.
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Narendra Modi met with the US President at the White House for the first time and avoided the "yanking" handshake of Mr Trump, who tends to pull the other person towards him roughly. With PM Modi, Indian side was represented by India's Foreign Secretary, S. Jaishankar, National Security Adviser (NSA), Ajit Doval and the Indian ambassador to the US, Navtej Sarna.
The U.S. president said New Delhi and Washington can set an example for many other nations and make great strides in defeating common threats.
During brief Oval Office remarks, Trump praised Modi for being "such a great prime minister".
"I m sure that. your vast and successful experience in the business world will lend an aggressive and bold agenda to our relations".
When it comes to terrorism, Michael Kugelman, a South Asia expert at the Wilson Center, said the two leaders have a similar worldview - that "it needs to be destroyed wherever it rears its murderous head". "I believe this is one of the many ways to boost ties in the next 70 years and beyond", he said. Our militaries are working every day to enhance cooperation between our military forces.
Climate change could be a contentious issue.