New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised US Vice President Kamala Harris as a "source of inspiration" while extending an invitation to her to visit India. PM Modi met US Vice President Kamala Harris here, a day ahead of his highly anticipated bilateral meet with US President Joe Biden.

"Your election as Vice President of USA has been an important and historic event. You are a source of inspiration for many across the world. I am confident that under President Biden and your leadership our bilateral relations will touch new heights. Continuing on this journey of victory, Indians would also want you to continue that in India and therefore they are waiting to welcome you. I extend you an invitation to visit India," he said.

Here are the highlights from PM Modi's US Visit:

1:12 am: I welcome India's announcement that it will soon be able to resume vaccine exports. It is particular note & admiration that India is currently vaccinating approximately 10 million people a day as of today," says US Vice-President Kamala Harris

1:10 am: Your election as Vice President of USA has been an important & historic event. You are a source of inspiration for many across the world. I am confident that under Pres Biden & your leadership our bilateral relations will touch new heights: PM Narendra Modi to US VP Kamala Harris

1:07 am: The vibrant and strong people to people connections between India and the US is a bridge between our two countries, their contributions are praiseworthy: PM Modi in Washington DC

1:03 am: India and America are natural partners; we have similar values, geopolitical interests, and our coordination and cooperation is also increasing: PM Modi in Washington DC

1:00 am: I express my gratitude to the US for extending a helping hand to India when India was hit by the second wave of COVID19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington DC

12:58 am: When India experienced the surge of COVID in the country, the United States was proud to support India in its need & its responsibility to vaccinate its people: US Vice-President Kamala Harris

12:55 am: We had #COVID19, the kind of crisis & importance of our shared belief in a free & open Indo-Pacific region. On COVID19, our nations have worked together. Early in the pandemic, India was a vital source of vaccines for other countries: US Vice-President Kamala Harris

12:50 am: Washington D.C. | PM Narendra Modi and US Vice-President Kamala Harris deliver a joint statement India is a very important partner to the US, says US Vice-President Kamala Harris

Updates from Thursday (IST)

11:35 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian PM Scott Morrison discussed regional & global developments as well as ongoing bilateral cooperation in areas related to Covid-19, trade, defence, clean energy & more: Ministry of External Affairs

11:30 pm: Advancing friendship with Australia. PM Scott Morrison held talks with PM Narendra Modi. They discussed a wide range of subjects aimed at deepening economic and people-to-people linkages between India and Australia," tweets Prime Minister's Office (PMO)

11:20 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian PM Scott Morrison hold a bilateral meeting in Washington DC, the US.

11:10 pm: US | Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian PM Scott Morrison hold a bilateral meeting in Washington DC

10:00 pm: This is a very friendly govt for outsiders, they are reform-oriented and objective. I would give them an extremely high grade as being good partners for people who like to bring capital into the country to bring jobs: Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone Group on Indian govt

9:45 pm: India's been Blackstone's best market for investment in the world. It is the fastest-growing country in the world now. So we are very optimistic, and we are proud of what we have done in India: Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone Group, in Washington DC, US

9:35 pm: This is a very friendly govt for outsiders, they're reform-oriented & objective. I would give them an extremely high grade as being good partners for people who like to bring capital into the country to create jobs: Stephen Schwarzman, CEO, Blackstone Group on Indian govt

9:20 pm: It was an outstanding meeting. We spoke about technology & the confidence in the policy reforms that are coming in India and the great potential that India has from an investment perspective: Vivek Lall, CEO of General Atomics on his meeting with PM Narendra Modi in Washington DC

9:16 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a meeting with Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the Blackstone Group in Washington DC, the US.

9:10 pm: Clearly with his leadership & what he's done to create a really strong balance b/w industrial policy as well as trade policy, it makes it an ideal opportunity for companies like First Solar to establish manufacturing in India: Mark R Widmar, CEO, First Solar on meeting PM Modi

9:05 pm: His (PM Modi) commitment to ensuring domestic capabilities& ensuring long-term climate goals with focus on energy independence&security, the alignment of what he's trying to achieve couldn't be better for companies looking to manufacture in India: Mark R Widmar, CEO, First Solar

8:55 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a meeting with Vivek Lall, CEO of General Atomics in Washington DC, the US.

8:47 pm: It's always been such a pleasure to hear about his vision for how he wants to expand India. Among the key topics we talked about was continued investment in innovation, he said he believes that technology is the way to help move things forward: Shantanu Narayen, Adobe Chairman

8:43 pm: PM Modi discussed India’s renewable energy landscape with Mark Widmar, CEO, First Solar. The CEO shared plans to use PLI scheme for manufacturing solar power equipment with unique thin-film technology;& integrating India into global supply chains: Ministry of External Affairs

8:40 pm: PM Modi and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen also held discussions over leveraging technology to provide smart education to youngsters, enhance research and the vibrant start-up sector in India, powered by the Indian youth: PMO India

8:33 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a meeting with Mark R Widmar, CEO of First Solar in Washington DC, the US.

8:25 pm: PM Modi and Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe discussed Adobe’s ongoing activities in India and future investment plans. Ideas to leverage Digital India flagship programme in sectors like health, education and R&D were also discussed: Ministry of External Affairs

8:15 pm: PM also said that since Qualcomm has trusted Indian talent already, it can start manufacturing with the advantage the PLI scheme offers. He also spoke about new liberalised drone policy & said that Qualcomm could take part in new opportunities in the new emerging market: Sources

8:10 pm: I think the approach to driving economic growth in making India a destination for investment has been very successful and we welcome that: Cristiano Amon, President & CEO of Qualcomm on PM Modi's leadership in boosting business

8:05 pm: It was a great meeting.We're so proud of a partnership with India.We talked about 5G & its acceleration.We talked about an incredible opportunity to advance the industry not only domestically in India but India as export of technology: President & CEO of Qualcomm,Cristiano R Amon

8:00 pm: US | Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a meeting with Adobe Chairman Shantanu Narayen, in Washington D.C.

7:45 pm: "President & CEO of Qualcomm, Cristiano R Amon & PM Modi had a productive interaction. PM Modi highlighted the vast opportunities India offers. Amon expressed keenness to work with India in areas such as 5G and other Digital India efforts," tweets Prime Minister's Office

7:28 pm: PM Narendra Modi holds a meeting with Cristiano R Amon, President and CEO of Qualcomm in Washington DC, the US.

7:16 pm: PM Modi will meet the CEOs of companies including Qualcomm, Adobe, Blackstone, General Atomics and First Solar.

7:10 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold back-to-back meetings with five top CEOs on Thursday in the United States in his first major foreign visit since the Covid-19 pandemic.

6:55 pm: External Affair Minister Dr S Jaishankar is in Washington DC to join PM Modi's delegation.

6:45 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commended the Indian Diaspora for distinguishing itself across the world, as he received an enthusiastic welcome from the community on his arrival here on a major visit to further enhance Indo-US relations.

6:30 pm: The United States has ruled out adding India or Japan to the recently created security partnership with Australia and the United Kingdom in the Indo-Pacific popular as AUKUS.

6:15 pm: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday (local time) held a meeting with Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi wherein they exchanged views on Afghanistan. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Earlier on Wednesday, Jaishankar and Motegi participated in the foreign ministers meeting of G4 countries.'

6:00 pm: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has told the G20 nations that the Taliban's commitment not to allow the use of Afghanistan's soil for terrorism in any manner should be implemented and the world expects a broad-based, inclusive process that involves representation from all sections of the Afghan society.

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan