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7 June 2016
Indian prime minister lays wreath at Arlington
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi placed a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Modi arrived earlier Monday at Andrews Air Force Base, beginning a visit to advance ties between the world's two largest democracies.
Modi also met Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during a ceremony marking the repatriation of over 200 artifacts to the Indian government.
President Barack Obamawill host Modi at the White House Tuesday. Modi addresses a joint meeting of Congress Wednesday.
It is Modi's fourth visit to the U.S. since he was elected in 2014. A new defense agreement and progress on U.S. investment in nuclear power in India could be in the cards on his latest visit.
Modi is on a five-country trip with stops so far in Afghanistan, Qatar and Switzerland. After the U.S. he goes to Mexico.
Attorney General Lorreta Lynch and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
shake hands during a ceremony marking the repatriation of over 200
artifacts to the Indian government, in Washington, Monday, June 6, 2016.
The majority of the pieces repatriated were seized during Operation
Hidden Idol, which began in 2007 after Homeland Security Investigators
received a tip about a shipment of seven crates destined for the U.S.