My friend and US President Donald Trump,
Respected member of the American delegation,
Ladies and gentlemen,
President Trump and his delegation are once again warmly welcomed in India. I am particularly happy that he has come with his family on this trip. This is the fifth meeting between President Trump and me in the last eight months. President Trump’s unprecedented and historical welcome in Motera yesterday will be remembered forever. Yesterday it became clear again that the relationship between America and India is not just between two governments, but people-driven, people-centric. This relationship is in the most important partnership of the 21st century. And so today President Trump and I have decided to take our relationship to the level of Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership. President Trump has been an invaluable contribution in bringing relations to this level.
In our discussion today, we have positively considered every important aspect of this partnership – be it defense and security, energy strategic partnership, technology cooperation, global connectivity, trade relations or people to people relations.Increasing defense and security cooperation between India and the US is a very important part of our strategic partnership. India’s defense capacity has increased through collaboration on state-of-the-art defense equipment and platforms. Our defense manufacturers are becoming part of each other’s supply chains. Indian forces are doing most training exercises today with the forces of USA. In the last few years, there has been an unprecedented increase in interoperability between our forces.
Similarly, we are also increasing cooperation to protect our home-lands and fight international crime. Today, the decision on Home-land Security will give further impetus to this cooperation. Today we have decided to increase our efforts to hold terror supporters responsible. President Trump has made fighting the drugs and opioid crisis a priority. Today, we have also agreed on a new mechanism regarding serious problems like Drug trafficking, Narco -terrorism and organized crime. Friends, our Strategic Energy Partnership established shortly before is becoming stronger. And mutual investment in this area has increased. America has become a very important source of India for oil and gas. Our total energy trade has been around 20 billion dollars in the last four years. Be it renewable energy or nuclear energy, our co-operation is getting new energy.
Similarly, Industry 4.0 and other emerging technologies of the 21st century are also setting new positions of India-US partnership, innovation and enterprise on it. The talent of Indian professionals has strengthened the technology leadership of American companies.
India and the United States are committed to openness and fair and balanced trade in the economic sector. Our bilateral trade has witnessed double-digit growth in the last three years, and has also become more balanced. If energy, civil air-crafts, defense and higher education, then in the last four-five years, only these four sectors have contributed about 70 billion dollars to the economic relations of India-US. Much of this has been possible due to President Trump’s policies and decisions. I am confident that this figure will increase significantly in the coming times. As far as bilateral trade is concerned, there have been positive talks between our Commerce Ministers. President Trump and I have agreed today that the understanding that has been reached between our Commerce Ministers, let’s our teams make it legal. We have also agreed to start negotiations for a big trade deal. We hope that it will yield good results in mutual interest. Friends, The cooperation of India and America globally is based on our common democratic values and objectives. This cooperation is particularly important for rule based international order, especially in Indo-Pacific and global commons. Both of us agree on the importance of sustainable and transparent financing in the development of connectivity infrastructure in the world. This mutual understanding of ours is not only in each other, but in the interest of the world.
The most important foundations of this special friendship between India and America are our people-to-people relations. Be it professionals or students, Indian Diaspora has been the biggest contributor to this in the USA. These ambassadors of India are not only contributing to the economy of USA with their talent and hard work. Rather, we are also enriching american society with their democratic values and rich culture. I have requested President Trump to take forward the two sides discussion on the totalisation agreement on social security contribution of our Professionals. It will be in mutual interest.
President Trump’s visit has played a historic role in further strengthening our relationships in all these dimensions. Once again, I heartily thank President Trump for coming to India, and for taking Indo-US relations to a new height.
राष्ट्रपति ट्रम्प और उनके डेलीगेशन का भारत में एक बार फिर हार्दिक स्वागत है। मुझे विशेष ख़ुशी है की इस यात्रा पर वो अपने परिवार के साथ आए हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2020
पिछले आठ महीनों में राष्ट्रपति Trump और मेरे बीच ये पाँचवी मुलाक़ात है: PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/iejCGJO0OR
कल मोटेरा में राष्ट्रपति Trump का unprecedented और Historical Welcome हमेशा याद रखा जाएगा ।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2020
कल ये फिर से स्पष्ट हुआ कि अमेरिका और भारत के संबद्ध सिर्फ दो सरकारों के बीच नहीं हैं, बल्कि People-driven हैं, People-centric हैं: PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/WxD69RpUpg
यह संबंध, 21वीं सदी की सबसे महत्वपूर्ण पार्टनरशिप्स में है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2020
और इसलिए आज राष्ट्रपति Trump और मैंने हमारे सम्बन्धों को Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership के स्तर पर ले जाने का निर्णय लिया है: PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/Mt3UsybfCj
President Trump ने ड्रग्स और ओपी-ऑयड crisis से लड़ाई को प्राथमिकता दी है। आज हमारे बीच Drug trafficking, narco–terrorism और organized crime जैसी गम्भीर समस्याओं के बारे में एक नए mechanism पर भी सहमति हुई है: PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/pkrfi2C0NQ— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2020
कुछ ही समय पहले स्थापित हमारी Strategic Energy Partnership सुदृढ़ होती जा रही है। और इस क्षेत्र में आपसी निवेश बढ़ा है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2020
तेल और गैस के लिए अमेरिका भारत का एक बहुत महत्वपूर्ण स्त्रोत बन गया है: PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/tpgeAOGlxB
Industry 4.0 और 21st Century की अन्य उभरती टेक्नालजीज़ पर भी इंडिया-US partnership, innovation और enterprise के नए मुक़ाम स्थापित कर रही है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2020
भारतीय professionals के टैलेंट ने अमरीकी companies की टेक्नॉलजी leadership को मजबूत किया है: PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/wEelu2QWTv
पिछले तीन वर्षों में हमारे द्विपक्षीय व्यापार में double-digit growth हुई है, और वह ज्यादा संतुलित भी हुआ है: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2020
वैश्विक स्तर पर भारत और अमरीका का सहयोग हमारे समान लोकतांत्रिक मूल्यों और उद्देश्यों पर आधारित है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2020
ख़ासकर Indo-Pacific और global commons में Rule based international order के लिए यह सहयोग विशेष महत्व रखता है: PM @narendramodi
भारत और अमरीका की इस स्पेशल मित्रता की सबसे महत्वपूर्ण नींव हमारे people to people relations हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2020
चाहे वो professionals हों या students, US में Indian Diaspora का इस में सबसे बड़ा योगदान रहा है: PM @narendramodi