Invitation has been accepted in principle and officials on both sides.
New Delhi: PM Modi’s expected visit is currently in the early stages of logistical planning, with officials for the two world leaders to meet on.
The timing of the US state visit will be key, as in addition to G-20, the Prime Minister has his plate full with domestic and international commitments till the fall, before he hits the campaign trail for a series of crucial state assembly elections later this year. Given that India is hosting a series of events this year related to G-20 leading to a summit in September, which among others would be attended by Biden, it is reliably learnt that officials from the two sides are looking for appropriate dates in June and July when not only both the US House of Representatives and the Senate are in session but Modi has a couple of days at his disposal when he does not have a predetermined domestic commitment or international engagements.
The last state visit to the U.S by an Indian Prime Minister was in November 2009 when President Obama hosted Dr.Manmohan Singh at the White House. Besides the pomp, pageantry, and a state banquet at the White house the state visit will also feature an address to the joint session of congress
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