"Thank You America," said Modi as he concluded his last official engagement of his five-day visit at an event organised by the US-India Business Council (USIBC) on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Modi met US President Barack Obama for the first time and held bilateral talks on improving relations between India and America. Durig the meeting both the leaders agreed to make joint efforts to dismantle terrorist safe havens besides stepping up cooperation in defence, energy, economy and space.

Modi met Obama in the Oval Office of the White House, at the end of which the two leaders issued a joint statement that promised to take the India-US relationship to a new height.

He also met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Nepalese Premier Sushil Koirala.

Modi also held meetings with a host of top US businessmen and noted American leaders like Bill and Hillary Clinton, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

In all he met more than 50 top US lawmakers and three Governors including Indian-origin South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

During his trip, Modi also visited the 9/11 Memorial in New York and the Gandhi Statue in Washington DC.

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