During her address at the ceremony of Repatriation of Cultural Property, US Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said, "Today (Monday) we begin the process of returning more than 200 stolen cultural objects back to India."

PM Modi expressed his gratitude for the return of the ancient artefacts. "We are very grateful for government of the US and the President for returning a part of our culture. This heritage inspires us for the future," he said. "Usually it's the present that brings nations together, but sometimes it's the heritage that brings two nations closer. Over the past two years, various countries have endeavoured to return India's stolen cultural heritage."
According to External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup's tweets, PM Modi further said, "My gratitude to the US government for the sensitivity shown to India's heritage. This will evoke great respect among the people of India. There treasures are to be enjoyed by the entire world. Technology can help us catch those indulging in illicit trafficking."

Earlier, Swarup had also posted pictures of the artefacts. Earlier, PM Modi paid tribute to the US space scientists who lost their lives during their research in space at the Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial and also laid a wreath at Arlington Cemetery, the tomb of US soldiers killed during conflicts.

During his visit to the Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial, Modi met NASA astronaut Sunita Williams and the family of Kalpana Chawla, the Indo-American astronaut, and invited them to visit India.
He later held an interaction with thinktanks in Washington. "Probing the minds of those who shape foreign policy. PM @narendramodi at an interaction with thinktanks in Washington," Swarup tweeted.

What drama is going on between Obama and modi! both are sure of their status of a non-return - a second term! So both indulge in dramas to FOOL the people!

Modi arrived in Washington on Monday on a three-day visit, during which he will hold talks with President Barack Obama to review bilateral ties and address a joint session of the US Congress. This is the Prime Minister's fourth visit to the US in the last two years.

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