American President Donald Trump is set to welcome Indian Prime Minister narendra modi to the White House later this month.

What will be under discussion between Trump and Modi

On Monday, the White House said that both the world leaders would discuss defense (India and the U.S. frequently conduct joint military exercises) and their mutual cooperation in the fight against terrorism as well as seek close economic ties. Both Trump and Modi will meet for the first time on June 26th, previously Modi invited the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama to India in January 2015 and has visited the United States himself three times since assuming the office back in 2014.

In his last visit to the U.S. in June 2016, Narendra Modi also addressed the U.S. Congress.

The spokesperson for White House, Sean Spicer said that both the leaders will talk about expanding the partnership between India and the U.S. and that the bilateral trade between the two has reached $115 billion as of 2016.

Indian foreign ministry also issued a statement saying that the meeting between Trump and Modi “will provide a new direction for deeper bilateral engagement.” Although this is the first one-on-one meeting between both the leaders however they have spoken over the phone thrice and both of them use social media as well.

Strain in the bilateral relations between India and the United States

However, in recent times there has been some tension in the relationship between both countries as the American President recently ordered a review of the H1B visa program. This program will change the fate of many skilled Indian workers. India also did not appreciate Trump's move of pulling out from the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Indian government is also hoping that the US President will take a hard stance against Islamic fundamentalism which will, in turn, mean strain on the U.S. and Pakistan ties (as India alleges Pakistan is responsible for conducting attacks on the Indian territory).

World leaders hosted by the American President

Since becoming the President of the United States, Donald Trump has hosted many world leaders in the White House including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, British Prime Minister Theresa May and the most recent guest was Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.