Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi making an address at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last year.Twitter

A year after his first visit to the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to touch down in New York on 24 September for a trip expected to be loaded with political and business gravitas. 

On Thursday, Modi will fly to the US, where he will "build on the substantial ground covered during my last visit to USA and President Obama's visit to India".

He will be flying to the US via Dublin, thus becoming the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Ireland in about 60 years. The last prime minister to visit Ireland was Jawaharlal Nehru in 1956. 

Modi will reach Ireland on Wednesday and will hold talks with Enda Kenny, the head of the government. 

PM Modi provided a glimpse into his upcoming US visit through a series of Facebook posts.

Modi in Ireland:

23 September - Dublin

  • PM Modi will hold talks with Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach of Ireland, or the head of government.
    "We hope to further develop strong people-to-people and economic ties with Ireland in the years to come," Modi said. 
  • PM Modi will also interact with the Indian community in Ireland. 

Modi in US:

24, 25 September - New York

  • UN Sustainable Development Summit

Modi will address the UN Sustainable Development Summit to push for the adoption of the new sustainable development agenda. 

"The new goals are closely aligned with India's vision for sustainable development and our flagship programs for the same," Modi said in his post

  • G-4 nations summit

Modi will also host a summit of G-4 nations, comprising Japan, Germany and Brazil apart from Indian, where the nations will push for reforms to the UN Security Council. 

"The 70th anniversary of the UN is an apposite moment for reform discussions to be accelerated," Modi said. 

  • Peacekeeping summit

The Indian Prime Minister will also join a summit on peacekeeping forces along with US President Barack Obama, where he will also pay homage to forces who have lost their lives during peacekeeping missions.

"I look forward to sharing my thoughts on how to make peacekeeping more effective," Modi said. 

  • Meeting with Fortune 500 CEOs

The final agenda on Modi's New York visit is a meeting with as many as 50 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, including PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, Ford Motors president Mark Fields, Lockheed Martin chairman Marillyn A Hewson, Johnson & Johnson chairman Jorge Mesquita and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. 

He is also expected to meet with the heads of finance sector firms in a meeting organised by JP Morgan bank. 

"I will have interactions with leading investors and financial sector firms. There will be a working dinner where major Fortune-500 companies will be present to deliberate on investment opportunities in India," Modi said. 

Modi may also meet with media mogul and News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch.

26 September - California

Modi's visit to the West Coast, which he called the "the home of startups, innovation and technology", will begin with high-powered visits to the Google campus and that of Tesla Motors. 

Modi will meet Google's newly-appointed CEO, India-born Sundar Pichai, and will also meet another Indian CEO Shantanu Narayen of Adobe Systems. 

Elon Musk, head of Tesla, is likely to discuss renewable energy with Modi, while another high-profile CEO Modi will interact with is Apple head Tim Cook. 

An event that Modi said he is "enthusiastic" about is the 'India-US Start-up Konnect', hosted by the Nasscom, TiE Silicon Valley and IIM Ahmedabad's CIIE India. At the event, Indian startups will get a chance to present their ideas and products to Silicon Valley investors. 

"India is emerging as a hub of start-ups in a wide range of areas and we aspire to take this further. We want the world to see our innovation capabilities in the start-up sector. At this event, a group of Indian start-ups will showcase their innovations and forge partnerships with the vibrant American start-up industry," the Indian PM said. 

27 September - Facebook Townhall, Indian community reception

The most awaited event on Modi's agenda is the Facebook Townhall Q&A that will be held at Facebook's headquarters by Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday. 

This is a Townhall you shouldn't miss," Modi said on his Facebook page

Modi and Zuckerberg are expected to discuss "how communities can work together to address social and economic challenges". 

On Sunday, the final day of his trip, Modi will address the Indian diaspora as per tradition. 

Organised by the Indo American Community of West Coast, more than 45,000 Indians are expected to show up for the community reception for the Indian PM at San Jose. 

"The Indian diaspora has left no stone unturned in strengthening India-USA ties. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our diaspora that has made immense contributions to both our societies," Modi said in his message


You can watch live streaming of all of Modi's scheduled events in the US through the official PMO India Youtube channel or though Narendra Modi's Youtube channel

Live coverage will also be available on Narendra Modi's personal website

For the Facebook Townhall, you can follow a live video on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page as well as on Modi's Facebook page

For information about the Indian community reception, you can check the website made by the Indo American Community of West Coast