The Visits

Prime Minister Modi of India. arrives at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama on 6/7/16 photo by Dennis Brack
Prime Minister Modi of India. arrives at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama on 6/7/16
photo by Dennis Brack

There are all sorts of  grades of  White House  hospitality extended to heads of state.  The largest is the official visit with an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn.

Prime Minister Modi of India. arrives at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama on 6/7/16 ISP photo Dennis Brack/Black Star
Prime Minister Modi of India. arrives at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama

 

Since the Obama administration’s first  State Visit was for the Prime Minister of India a few years ago, the visit by Indian Prime Minister Modi was  a North Lawn Honor guard followed byBrack 6 7 16 an Oval Office meeting with a working lunch in the cabinet room.

 

 

President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Modi of India in the Oval Office on 6/7/16 Photo by Dennis Brack
President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Modi of India in the Oval Office on 6/7/16
Photo by Dennis Brack
President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Modi of India in the Oval Office on 6/7/16 ISP Pool Dennis Brack/Black Star
President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Modi of India in the Oval Office on 6/7/16  Dennis Brack

While this was it was just another day for the White House press, it was a big deal for the members of the Modi press corps. Things got a bit hyper, but everyone got their pictures.