Top highlights of Howdy Modi event in Houston

The big news splurging undivided attention from across the world is set to tap America’s shale gas bonanza. PM Modi is scheduled to address more than 50,000 people at a sold-out event at Houston’s NRG Stadium billed by organizers on September 22nd. This is going to be the biggest ever turnout for a foreign elected leader on US soil.

Modi’s imminent visit to the US energy capital has garnered speculations from the second most populous nation after his last meeting with US President Donald Trump at the G7 Summit in France.

Washington-Beijing disputes

This has brought together the energy investors who have sincerely concentrated on what agenda the event would thrive with. Behind the scenes of this event are so nerved because already it has been known that the trade wars between Washington and Beijing since the history implied alleviation of American imports from China since February. This conflict will simply initiate further risks of new export terminal plans.

India-6th largest buyer

However, India has been the sixth-largest buyer of US liquefied natural gas and is yet open to bring about new deals with the nation. Charlie Riedi, executive director of the Centre for Liquefied Natural Gas applauds India’s commitment to constantly being there and said that it has the potential to become an enormous market for US gas.

"Based on the broader aspiration to move people out of energy poverty and to enhance manufacturing, this all points to emerging opportunities” said Charlie. This event branded as ‘Howdy Modi’ is a gathering that would outstretch for roughly three hours amidst 50,000 Indian-Americans who are also potential voters for President Trump.


Howdy Modi event is being organised by a non-profit Texas India Forum established recently as a representative body of hundreds of American organisations in Texas and various other parts of the US.

‘Special gesture’ tweet by Narendra Modi

The event also fuelled a lot of discussions after PM Narendra Modi tweeted on Trump joining him at ‘Howdy Modi’ event. The new bonhomie in the US-India ties under Trump administration, for the first time leaders of the two largest democracies, are set to address a joint rally in the world. This news sparked after Narendra Modi on Monday took to twitter calling this meeting a ‘special gesture’ yet to take place at Houston on September 22. He also added that the move is an indicator of the ‘special friendship between India and USA’ and he has been looking forward to welcoming US president at the event.

This would also be the first time an American president would address thousands of Indian-Americans at one spot in the US. This request was first initiated by PM Narendra Modi to President Trump after they last met at the G-7 summit on the sidelines of France. This event would further be tagged as Modi’s third major address to the Indian-Americans after becoming the PM in 2014.

Honourable presence

A delegation of Governors, members of the Congress, mayors and other public officials, including the first American-Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi would also be present at the event while the Senior Democratic Congressman Steny Hoyer is expected to join PM Modi and President Trump on the same day.

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