PM Modi to launch charm offensive in US

After a promising debut on the global stage at the July 15-16 BRICS summit in Brazil, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the US in September is poised to be a blockbuster show. While the Obama administration looks set to roll out a grand welcome to the Indian leader in Washington, Mr Modi, known for his tech-savvy election-campaign and inspired oratory, will launch a major charm offensive in the country which once denied him a visa. He will address a gathering of around 20,000 people in New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden. The video will be broadcast live to crowds in 20 other cities in the US on September 28.

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