Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Indian PM Narendra Modi speaks at Madison Square Garden

Thousands of Indian-Americans have gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York for a speech by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He is on his first visit to the US since being elected this summer, when the US lifted a visa ban brought in on grounds of religious intolerance.

The former chief minister of Gujarat has always denied wrongdoing during deadly riots against Muslims in 2002.

He is due to meet President Barack Obama and top US business leaders.

The BBC's South Asia Analyst Anarasan Ethirajan spoke about Mr Modi's visit.

  • 28 Sep 2014
  • From the section Asia