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Obama set to meet Modi; heres how and when

Obama set to meet Modi; heres how and when

Former US President Barack Obama is set to visit Delhi to hold a town hall meeting and will also meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Obama will meet Modi on Thursday. This will be the first meeting between the two leaders since Obama left the White House in January.

Obama’s last visit to India was in January 2015. He became the first US President to be take part as the chief guest in the Republic Day celebrations. Barack and Michelle Obama had also been scheduled for a visit to the Taj Mahal, which was eventually called off.

Obama was the first US President to visit India twice during his time in office. He had earlier visited in 2010, when Manmohan Singh was Prime Minister.

Obama had also jointly addressed PM Modi’s signature monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address, and fielded questions on the programme. Obama had himself had done regular fireside chats in his first term as US President.

On his first India visit in his new avatar, Obama will also take part in a leadership summit on Thursday. He is then set to hold a town hall meeting with around 300 people on Friday. The meet, being held by the Obama Foundation, will see Obama interacting with youth leaders from across India.

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