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PM Narendra Modi (left) with US President Barack Obama

"In my personal opinion, this is a seminal moment and potentially a game changing opportunity for the relationship", said a senior offcial.

The forum is likely to discuss bilateral business ties particularly in light of US being a major potential source of manufacturing investment.
In the past few years, about six drugs were denied patents in India, as the Indian patent system does not allow incremental innovations.
National Deputy Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said hat energy policy and climate change will rank as top agenda items.
"This visit is the culmination of qualitative reinvigoration of our ties," external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said on Thursday.
"In the trade and investment space, we'll be looking for ways to elevate the relationship, to open up greater exports in both directions", Ben Rhodes said.
This is expected to be the Indian equivalent of the joint editorial in the Washington Post that the two heads of state jointly wrote during the PM's visit to the US.
Reports say that an outreach will convey the improved environment for doing business in India and assure US investors of a stable policy regime.