Modi thanked Obama for the invitation and looked forward to a "result-oriented" visit with concrete outcomes that impart new momentum and energy to India-US strategic partnership, the PMO said.

"Modi is of the view that re-energising the partnership between India and the United States would send an important message to the region and beyond. Articulating his vision for India-US relations, Modi stated that the relationship between the world's oldest and largest democracies should not only be for the benefit of the two countries, but should emerge as a powerful force of good for peace, stability and prosperity in the world," PMO added.

The Obama administration has been working to boost ties since Modi's thumping election victory, seeing India as an important counterweight to an increasingly assertive China and a prospective export market.

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns delivered a written invitation from Obama to Modi on Friday, the Indian government said in a statement. Obama's letter reiterated earlier invitations.

"We recognize the very strong mandate that he's won and we have a deep interest and stake in his success, in India's success," Burns told a news channel, adding that the meeting with Obama was likely to take place on September 30.

Burns conveyed Obama's desire to strengthen economic relations, including in next-generation technologies, manufacturing sector; cooperate in enhancing energy security; deepen security cooperation, including in maritime security, counter-terrorism and intelligence exchange; expand consultation and coordination on Afghanistan and work more broadly for security and prosperity in Asia. 

US President Barack Obama formally invites Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a visit to US.
Modi looking forward to a result-oriented visit in September with ‘concrete outcomes’.
Obama desires to strengthen economic relations, next-generation technologies, manufacturing sector, enhancing energy security, deepen security cooperation.
The relation between the two countries should emerge as a powerful force of good for peace, stability and prosperity in the world.

India and United States set great store by the economic potential of their ties, but their relationship has been fraught in recent years. Washington has set a strategic goal of expanding their USD 100 billion annual trade by five times.

Modi was denied a visa in 2005 for travel to the United States following religious riots in 2002 while he was a Gujarat Chief Minister. Even so, he has responded positively to US advances and shown no resentment publicly.



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