Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump spoke on the phone for the first time and discussed the security situation in South and Central Asia on Tuesday night and settled that India and US will “stand shoulder to shoulder” to deal with global terrorism, the White House said.
President Trump “emphasized that the US considers India a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world”, the White House stated in readout of the call. President Trump has invited PM Modi to visit the US later this year. In twitter posts this morning, the PM mentioned he had also invited the US President to India.
In the course of his campaign, Trump praised Modi as a “great leader” and wanted a kinship of concepts with him as a “pro-growth leader” when he went to a rally organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) in New Jersey in Oct. He added that following his election India would have true friend in the White House.