Narendra Modi visited by US ambassador Nancy Powell, boycott humiliation ends

Thu Feb 13 2014, 16:07 hrs
US Ambassador Nancy Powell met Chief Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence here for a good 45 minutes along with Consul General Peter Haas and other top Gujarat government officials, signalling the end of the US boycott of Modi since 2005. AP
US Ambassador Nancy Powell met Chief Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence here for a good 45 minutes along with Consul General Peter Haas and other top Gujarat government officials, signalling the end of the US boycott of Modi since 2005. AP
The US government had denied Narendra Modi a diplomatic visa and revoked his personal visa because of the sectarian violence of 2002 that claimed nearly 2000 lives. Reuters
The US government had denied Narendra Modi a diplomatic visa and revoked his personal visa because of the sectarian violence of 2002 that claimed nearly 2000 lives. Reuters
Nancy Powell is the highest US official to have met Modi since the visa ban of 2005, though the issue did not come up for discussion in their talks, said sources. Modi welcomed her with a bunch of red and yellow roses, as the diplomat began her two-day Gujarat visit. Reuters
Nancy Powell is the highest US official to have met Modi since the visa ban of 2005, though the issue did not come up for discussion in their talks, said sources. Modi welcomed her with a bunch of red and yellow roses, as the diplomat began her two-day Gujarat visit. Reuters
From Narendra Modi's house, Powell proceeded for a breakfast meeting to leader of opposition Shankersinh Vaghela's home in Gandhinagar, where she also spent some 40 minutes. Reuters
From Narendra Modi's house, Powell proceeded for a breakfast meeting to leader of opposition Shankersinh Vaghela's home in Gandhinagar, where she also spent some 40 minutes. Reuters
Nancy Powell will also visit the Adalaj stepwell, a unique piece of heritage architecture for water conservation, here in Gandhinagar. On her itinerary are a visit to the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) office in Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad and the Mount Carmel school. PTI
Nancy Powell will also visit the Adalaj stepwell, a unique piece of heritage architecture for water conservation, here in Gandhinagar. On her itinerary are a visit to the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) office in Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad and the Mount Carmel school. PTI
The consulate release said that Powell will also meet with US and Indian businesses. "Her discussions focus on the importance of the US-India relationship, regional security issues, human rights, and American trade and investment in India", said the release. PTI
The consulate release said that Powell will also meet with US and Indian businesses. "Her discussions focus on the importance of the US-India relationship, regional security issues, human rights, and American trade and investment in India", said the release. PTI