She met the Prime Minister on the sidelines of the UNGA. Earlier, in a video message, she expressed her desire to meet PM Modi, however she could not be in attendance at the ‘Howdy Modi!’ event in Houston.
After the meeting with PM Modi, Gabbard said: “My meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s democratically elected leader, have been highlighted as ‘proof’ of this and portrayed as somehow being out of the ordinary or somehow suspect, even though President (Barack) Obama, Secretary (Hillary) Clinton, President (Donald) Trump and many of my colleagues in Congress have met with and worked with him.
“She also said that she was I am proud to be the first Hindu-American to have been elected to Congress, and now, the first Hindu-American to run for president. Gabbard had added that India was one of America’s closest allies in Asia and is a country of growing importance in a critical region of the world.
In an exclusive conversation with Tulsi Gabbard, our correspondent Arun Sharma caught up with the expected candidate for US Presidency, who said it was really important for India and the United States to continue strengthening their partnership.
She added that the two nations have many shared interests and it was in the interest of both the countries and their people, that India and US take their cooperation further.
After the meeting PM Modi tweet said ” India-Greece relations have stood the test of time. We will work to enhance trade as well as people-to-people relations for the benefit of our citizens. “