Modi, Obama
US says India's entry into NSG about civilian use of nuclear energy, not arms race Pictured: US President Barack Obama hosts a meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Sept. 30, 2014.Reuters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York, where he will meet US President Barack Obama before flying back to India, early on Monday morning.

Modi, who will conclude his five-day US visit after the UN General Assembly's annual General Debate and will be meeting global leaders on the sidelines of the event. [Watch Live here]

At the UNGA over 150 world leaders will be participating, according to the Indian Express. They will debate on issues such as sustainable development, climate change, refugee crisis, terrorism and tackling the Islamic State (Isis).

Since this year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UN, the event will be attended by an unprecedented number of global leaders. [Watch live streaming video from UNGA]

Prime Minister Modi has a jam-packed schedule on 28 September in New York, where besides meeting US President Barack Obama, he will also hold bilateral meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande.

"Power Monday. PM @narendramodi to meet leaders of the UK, France and the US, all in the course of one morning," tweeted Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

According to The Hindustan Times, Modi and Obama will discuss climate change and bilateral economic and defence ties at the summit.

Live Updates

8.50 pm IST - Modi hugs Obama before talks at UN

7.50 pm IST- Microsoft founder Bill Gates dropped in to meet PM Modi at NY

7.30 pm IST - Modi meets French president Francois Hollande, says Bonjour Président

6.00 pm IST - Narendra Modi and British PM David Cameron are in a meeting.

Watch Live streaming video [Modi-Obama meet Live Updates]


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