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'Howdy Modi': PM speaks of India's data and diversity, Trump endorses him

The Indian-American rally dubbed 'Howdy Modi' was held in a 50,000-seat stadiums

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at NRG Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Houston. (Photo: AP/PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at NRG Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Houston. (Photo: AP/PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump met at an Indian-American rally in Houston, Texas, as their nations negotiate for easing trade tensions. 

Modi said Trump told him during their first meeting that India has a “true friend” in the White House, and the US leader’s presence at the event is proof of that. He also said he admired Trump’s “sense of leadership” and taking ties between the two nations to a new level. Trump said he was India's "best friend in the White House ever".

The Indian-American rally dubbed “Howdy Modi!” was held in a 50,000-seat stadiums.

Modi arrived in the U.S. on Saturday after his government announced a $20 billion tax-cut stimulus for companies, strengthening his pitch to American chief executives about the ease of doing business in India.

U.S.-India trade relations have been fraught, with Trump repeatedly complaining about India’s high tariff rates, including a 50 per cent tariff on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

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