US President Barack Obama speech in Delhi’s Siri Fort: Top 11 points

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New Delhi | Published: January 27, 2015 1:10:35 PM

Addressing a town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium today on the third and final day of his visit to India, US President Barack Obama...

Barack Obama, Barack Obama siri fort, Barack Obama speech, Barack Obama conversions, Barack Obama India tripU.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi January 27, 2015. Obama is in the final day of a three day visit to India before stopping in Saudi Arabia to pay his respects to King Salman on his way back to Washington. REUTERS

Addressing a town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium today on the third and final day of his visit to India, US President Barack Obama made a strong pitch for religious tolerance here – PM Narendra Modi was not a part of the event.

Here are the highlights:
Countries like India need to embrace cleaner fuels to tackle climate change.

Nations are more successful when their women are successful, says Obama

In recent years, India has lifted more people from poverty than any other country: Obama.

US welcomes greater role for India in Asia Pacific. Freedom of navigation must be upheld and disputes be sorted in peaceful manner: Obama

The US supports India’s inclusion as a permanent member in the UN Security Council: Obama

Barack Obama, Barack Obama siri fort, Barack Obama speech, Barack Obama conversions, Barack Obama India tripU.S. President Barack Obama interacts with the audience after delivering a speech at the Siri Fort Auditorium, a government-run event center, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution’s pledge to uphold the “dignity of the individual,” drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi. (AP)

We welcome India’s ambitious targets to meet cleaner energy needs. We are ready to help in it: US President

World without nuclear weapons should be goal for us: Obama.

I would love more American students coming to India than Indian students coming to America:Obama

I believe America can be India’s “best partner”, says US President Barack Obama.

India will succeed so long it is not splintered on religious lines: Obama

We have to guard against any efforts to divide us on sectarian lines or any other thing: Obama

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