Top take aways from Trump and Modi talks : From Pakistan-sponsored terror to $3 billion defence deal
On Tuesday, Trump sat down for one-on-one talks with PM Modi followed by delegation-level meetings after which the US president said Indo-US ties have never been stronger.
India and the US signed a $3 billion defence deal on Tuesday. Announcing the deal, Donald Trump said, "Earlier today we expanded our defence cooperation with agreements for India to purchase more than $3 billion of advanced American military equipment, including Apache & MH-60 Romeo Helicopters - finest in the world. These will enhance our joint defence capabilities.
While PM Modi said that India and the US have resolved to jointly fight against those who back terrorism, Donald Trump said, "We have agreed to cooperate in dealing with radical Islamic terrorism and protect our citizens. We are resolved to eliminate terror operations on Pakistan soil."
India and the US have also signed 3 MoUs, including one in energy sector.
The relations between the two countries have never been as good as they are now, Trump said, adding that the countries have made "wonderful deal".
Donald Trump also said that India and the US discussed 5G technology and the importance it holds for the future. He said, "During our visit we discussed the importance of a secure 5G wireless network and the need for this emerging technology to be a tool for freedom, progress, prosperity, not to do anything with where it could be even conceived as a conduit for suppression and censorship."
Both leaders insisted how the Indo-US ties have gained in strength. PM Modi said, "Today we discussed every important aspect of US-India partnership, be it defence and security, energy strategic partnership, trade or people to people ties. The strengthening in defence ties between India and US is an important aspect of our partnership.