Since his election as India’s Prime Minister, however, the US government has changed its stance and has said Modi was welcome to visit the US in his capacity as the premier.
Modi is also scheduled to meet former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the topic of discussion will be about smart city projects and its feasibility.
He is then expected to attend the Global Citizens festival at Central Park.
Following is Modi’s schedule for the rest of his US trip.
He will address the Indian American community at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York – home of the New York Rangers hockey team – that can hold up to 20,000 people. Later in the evening, the Prime Minister will attend a private reception hosted by India’s Ambassador to the UN at Pierre Hotel.
Modi will also meet PIO (persons of Indian origin) and NRI’s. Representatives of the Sikh community will also meet the PM.
8 am: Narendra Modi’s day will begin with one of the most watched meetings with top american business leaders. Top executives from 11 multinationals that includes Google, Pepsico and Mastercard will have a breakfast meeting with the PM followed by one to one meetings with top executives from Boeing, IBM and GE.
11 am: Modi to meet Hillary and Bill Clinton followed by a meet with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
1 pm: Narendra Modi to address members of the Council for foreign relations.
3 pm: Modi will fly out to Washington D.C., the capital of the United States and will join the Obamas for a private dinner post 7 pm.
7 am: Narendra Modi to visit key Washington memorials.
1 pm: Lunch hosted by US Vice President Joe Biden, and John Kerry, US Secretary of State followed by meet with Defency Secretary Chuck Hagel.
3 pm: Meet with US Speaker Joe Boehner
4:30 pm: To attend reception hosted by USIBC
6 pm: Departure for India