Modi and Trump are expected to meet in early July during the G-20 summit in Germany
H R McMaster the U.S National Security Advisor had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi yesterday, setting together for a bilateral visit by the PM in upcoming few months, possibly in June. If that happens, this will be the fifth visit for him to the US in three years. Top sources told that Washington and New Delhi have been trying to work out dates in ahead of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that will be held in September, extensively this would be the first bilateral visit to US after the new administration came into rule under President Donald Trump assumed office in January this year.
Ahead of General Assembly in America the US State Department is not willing to host foreign leaders for bilateral meetings because they have got plenty of requests for bilateral meetings with Trump the source said. It also said that the calendar is too crowded in the month of September. The objective is to give due importance to the visit.
American and Indian sources has confirmed the possibility that Modi’s travel to US for a stand-alone bilateral visit in June or July. Anyway both Modi and Trump are expected to meet in early month of July during the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. One tranche of dates has proposed in early-to-mid June, and the other set of dates are in mid-July the sources said.
Sources said previously, McMaster and Doval has held detailed discussions on Indo-US relationship especially the security aspect of the ties. The US NSA arrived from Pakistan last evening where he had met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Ahmed Bajwa.