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.
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 by an Oval Office meeting with a working lunch in the cabinet room.
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.