Takeaways From Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Visit to Washington

Narendra Modi’s Washington rehabilitation is complete. That’s the chief takeaway from the Indian prime minister’s three-day visit to the U.S. capital.

5 Things to Expect During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Visit to Washington

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun a three-day visit to Washington. He sits down with President Barack Obama on Tuesday—their seventh meeting in two years—and on Wednesday is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress.

Here are five things to expect during Mr. Modi’s trip:

* A focus on the future.

Modi's Play in Iran and Afghanistan

Media Briefing: Modi Comes to Washington



Transcript of Media Briefing with Michael Kugelman and Raymond Vickery

Drew: Michael, do you want to start us off with a general scene for the trip?

Beyond the “Slums”: Informal Housing and Urban Governance in Megacities of China, India, and Brazil

Urbanization is a defining phenomenon of the 21st century.  Whereas 54% of the world’s population lives in cities today, the number is expected to reach 70% by 2050, and most of this growth will take place in the Global South.  One of the most important and common characteristics of urban expansion in southern metropolises is the development of informal housing settlements that fall outside of government control or regulation.

The Wilson Center’s India in Asia Initiative

The Wilson Center is pleased to inaugurate a new India in Asia initiative—one that fills a need in the Washington discussion of what may be the world’s next superpower, and that seeks to advance U.S. understanding of India. The Asia region boasts two-thirds of the world’s population, and will soon house more wealth than any other region. Its military power is expanding globally, and it is home to several rising powers.

India in Asia: A Conversation with Nirupama Rao

Video of this event will soon be available.

India's Place in the Sun: The International Solar Alliance

India is placing a big bet on solar energy. During his first year in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi quintupled India’s goal for solar. His new budget announces a 2.45 times increase in the national lending facility for solar. The outcome of India’s solar bet will radically affect the chances for success of Modi’s prized “Power for All” and “Make in India” initiatives. The use of solar innovation to meet India’s energy goals may well determine whether India is able to supply electrical power for all and have enough energy to support increased manufacturing output.