Modi will hold talks with U.S. President Trump on June 26

Vastavam web: Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump holds talks in Washington on june 26 said by Indian foreign ministry.Ties between the two big democracies grew rapidly under the administration of former President Barack Obama which saw India as a partner to balance China’s growing weight in Asia.The Indian ministry said Modi’s talks with Trump would lay the ground for a further expansion in ties, allaying some of the anxiety that had crept in about a drift in relations.

In Washington, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the two leaders will discuss topics including economic growth, the fight against terrorism, expanding defence cooperation and growing U.S.-India trade.The United States has emerged as a top arms supplier to India and the two sides will be looking to move forward with deals such as unarmed drones that India wants for its navy, sources said. Modi has been driving a make-in-India campaign to press foreign arms suppliers to set up factories in India and transfer technology instead of selling off-the-shelf, which has made India one of the world’s biggest arms importers without any domestic production base.Trump’s review of a visa program under which thousands of skilled Indian workers go to the United States is also a top concern for India.