Highlights of PM Modi visit to US and Egypt

2023-06-27 | Raj Raushan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to US

PM Modi's visit was from 21 to 23 June 2023 in the USA. Prime Minister Modi was on his first-ever state visit to the United States. The USA is India’s largest trade partner in goods and services. PM Narendra Modi's visit deepened the India-US partnership.

Highlights of PM Modi State Visit to USA and Egypt

On June 21, the visit began in New York, where the Indian PM led the celebrations of International Yoga Day 2023 at the United Nations.

On June 22, PM Modi addressed a joint session of the US Congress. Modi said that India and the United States will enhance collaboration in different fields like science and technology, education, health, defence, and security.

The US government has also decided to return over 100 antiquities stolen by smugglers from India.

MoUs and Agreements signed between India and USA




General Electric (GE) and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have signed a deal to jointly manufacture GE Aerospace’s F414 engines in India that will power the fighter jets of the Indian Air Force.


US chip maker Micron will invest $825 million to build chip assembly and test facility in Gujarat.

Applied Materials has also announced that it will build a semiconductor center for commercialization and innovation in India to diversify its semiconductor supply chain.


A pilot program will be launched to renew visas domestically for some petition-based temporary workers.

This essentially means that applicants will not have to travel outside to collect their renewal stamp. The program may be expanded to include H1B and L skilled visas by 2024.


India has joined the US-led Artemis agreement on space exploration. Also, India's space agency ISRO will work with NASA towards a joint mission to the International Space Station in 2024.


Two joint task forces were launched by both countries on advanced telecommunications focused on research and development in Open RAN and 5G/6G technologies.

Nuclear energy

The US Department of Energy and the Department of Atomic Energy of India agreed to facilitate opportunities for Westinghouse Electric Company to develop a techno-commercial proposal for the Kovvada Nuclear Power Project in Andhra Pradesh.

Renewable energy

Both countries will seek to develop a first-of-its-kind, multibillion-dollar investment platform aimed at providing catalytic capital and de-risking support for such projects.

Climate change

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Indian Railways announced an MoU to combat climate change and achieve the Indian Railways' goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.


A deal was signed for 31 MQ9B Predator drones.

India has signed a deal to procure General Atomics MQ-9B HALE UAVs, which will be assembled in India. It will enhance the ISR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition) capabilities of India’s armed forces across domains.

PM Modi’s Gift to the US

PM Narendra Modi gifted 7.5 carat lab-grown diamond to US First Lady Jill Biden. A laboratory-grown diamond is a synthetic or man-made diamond. Lab created diamonds display the same physical, chemical, and optical characteristics as natural diamonds.


What was inside PM Modi’s Gift Box?


Ajyadaan: Ghee sourced from Punjab


Bhudaan: A piece of sandalwood from Mysuru


Dhaanyadaan: Long-grained rice from Uttarakhand


Gaudaan: A silver coconut from West Bengal


Guddaan: Jaggery from Maharashtra


Hiranyadaan: A gold coin crafted in Rajasthan


Lavandaan: Lavan or salt from Gujarat


Raupyadaan: A silver coin from Rajasthan


Tildaan: Til or white sesame seeds from Tamil Nadu


Vastradaan: Handwoven tussar silk from Jharkhand


Idol of Lord Ganesh and a diya, both made of Silver

USA's Gift to PM Modi


Gift to Modi


T-shirt with his quote on AI (America and India)


Handmade, antique American book galley


Vintage American camera


Hardcover book of American wildlife photography


A signed, first edition copy of 'Collected Poems of Robert Frost'

PM Modi's Visit to Egypt

PM Modi was on a visit to Egypt on 24 and 25 June. This was the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Egypt in 26 years.

PM Narendra Modi was conferred Egypt's highest civilian award "Order of the Nile" by the President of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is the first Indian to receive this award. It is the 13th highest state honor given to the Prime Minister.

PM Modi also met Grand Mufti Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam of Egypt. Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam is the 19th Grand Mufti of Egypt.

Agreements between India and Egypt

During the visit of the Hon'ble Prime Minister on 24-25 June, four agreements were signed. PM Modi and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi signed a "Strategic Partnership" pact on 25 June. Three MoUs were also signed in the fields of agriculture, archeology and antiquities, and competition law.

Places visited by PM Modi in Egypt

PM Narendra Modi visited the 1,000-year-old Al-Hakim Mosque in Cairo dating back to the 11th century. The mosque is of unique importance because the Dawoodi Bohra community of India helped in its restoration.

The Prime Minister visited the Heliopolis Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery, where tributes were paid to over 4,300 Indian soldiers killed in Egypt and Aden during World War I.

Raj Raushan

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Raj Raushan is an expert in General Awareness with experience of over 5 years as a Content Creator of General Awareness, Current affairs and Banking awareness.



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