"We look forward to welcoming the Prime Minister to Washington, nothing to announce on timing at this point," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said.

Modi to meet Obama in September

"I don't have any more details. We said we look forward to welcoming him," Harf added.

US Secretary of State John Kerry had in May welcomed Modi to US during his meeting with Indian Ambassador to United States S Jaishankar.

The Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Nisha Desai Biswal, is scheduled to hold meetings in New Delhi over the next several days establishing the first high-level contact between Obama’s administration and Modi-led government.

Biswal, who is Obama administration's point person for South and Central Asia, reached New Delhi on Friday from China.

"Some very productive consultations w (with) my Chinese counterparts on regional connectivity," Biswal said on Twitter.

Satnam Singh Chahal, executive director of the North American Punjabi Association (NAPA), welcomed the purposed meeting between Modi and Obama in Washington in September.

"This meeting is a step in national interest," Chahal said.

NAPA will write to Modi to raise the issue of security and safety of Sikhs residing in United States, Chahal added.


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