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Vice President Joe Biden (left) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (right) shake hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: AP)

In Pics: Modi Talks Tough on Terror, Extols India-US Ties & More

On the last day of his US trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the US Congress in Washington DC.

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On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a historic joint session of the US Congress, indicating a deepening Indo-US relationship.

We take you through all the action at Capitol Hill in pictures.

Modi was invited by US Congress Speaker Paul Ryan to Capitol Hill, and he is the fifth Indian leader to make a speech to there since 1985.


The PM’s speech started off with a quote by Abraham Lincoln, and ended with another quote by American poet Walt Whitman.

The PM addressed a range of issues, including terrorism, India’s place in the UN Security Council, the Indian economy, and topped it off with a few well-placed quips.

“Terrorism remains the biggest threat. It goes by different names – LeT, ISIS – but its philosophy is the same: hate, murder and violence”, said the Prime Minister.

During the PM’s powerful hour-long speech, he was greeted with eight standing ovations.

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