US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged amicable words in Texas during a rare mass rally for a foreign leader.
Around 50,000 people gathered in Houston on Sunday for a "deeply historic event," as Trump put it.
The "Howdy, Modi!" The event was billed as one of the largest receptions of a foreign leader in the US.
A 90-minute show with 400 performers warmed the crowd before Modi and Trump shared the stage.
"I'm so thrilled to be here in Texas with one of America's biggest, most devoted, and most loyal friends, Indian Prime Minister Modi," Trump told the crowd.
In his speech, Modi said India has a "true friend" in the White House, who described Trump as "warm-hearted, kind, approachable, energetic and full of wit."
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The diplomacy of personal touch with Mr Modis' trademark was played to perfection, was called a win-win for both leaders.For President Trump it was a chance to woo Indians for the 2020 presidential race where Texas could emerge as a battlefield state, a PR triumph and a photo with de The United States Presidents could help alleviate the criticism of his recent domestic strong-arms policy.
Trade talks and the United Nations General Assembly are on the agenda of Mr Modi during his one-week visit to the United States.
The Houston NRG Stadium, where the event took place, was the first stop for Mr. Modi, whose Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a landslide victory in this year's Indian elections. Trump used his speech to speak with Mr To praise modes that said he is doing a "really extraordinary job for India" and his people.
Mr. Trump also praised the Indian-American community and told them, "We are really proud to have you as an American." where he may be subject to criticism of tensions in Indian-administered Kashmir.
The Prime Minister deprived Indian-administered Kashmir of his special status last month and pledged to bring the region back to its "glory days glory"
No stranger to nationalist rhetoric himself, Mr. Trump compared border security between the US and Mexico with the tensions between India and Pakistan in the Kashmir tannery region.
"Both India and the US understand that we must protect our borders to protect our communities," said Trump.