'Howdy, Modi' event in Houston: PM calls for 'decisive battle' against terrorism in veiled attack on Pakistan, Donald Trump says 'USA loves India'
Narendra Modi and Donald Trump on Sunday addressed the mega 'Howdy, Modi' event in Houston, Texas, with over 50,000 Indian-Americans present at the NRG stadium.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US president Donald Trump on Sunday addressed the mega 'Howdy, Modi' event in Houston, Texas, with over 50,000 Indian-Americans present at the NRG stadium. AP
At the event, Modi and Trump clasped hands as they took the stage to a mix of drumbeats and cheers. Many spectators in the crowd of wore white T-shirts that proclaimed: 'Howdy, Modi.' AP
Furthermore, Trump did not use his official podium with the official seal but spoke from behind one that had India and US flags on it. AP
It was for the first time that Trump and Modi shared a stage together and addressed a record crowd of 50,000 Indian-Americans. PTI
Making a strong pitch against terrorism in the presence of the US president, Modi asked the crowd to give Trump a standing ovation, as he targeted Pakistan and its Prime Minister Imran Khan, without directly naming them. AP
Trump praised Modi for doing 'exceptional job' in India and said over 60 million people participated in the general polls in India and voted 'overwhelmingly' for him. AP
Modi said that he expects positive results from his talks with Trump in the next few days. 'He (Trump) calls me a tough negotiator. But he is an expert in the art of the deal. I am learning a lot from him,' Modi said. AP
Earlier, Modi introduced Trump to the Indian-Americans at the mega event as a very 'special person' whose presence at the event signals India has a true friend at White House. PTI
'The USA loves India!' Trump said in a succinct tweet. He described as 'incredible' the electric atmosphere at the NRG arena in Houston. AP