Donald Trump invites PM Narendra Modi to visit Washington later this year

Trump made the invite when he called Modi to congratulate him on the BJP's recent wins in Assembly elections.

The White House today released details of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump's telephonic converastion from this week.

Trump had called Modi to wish him on the Bharatiya Janata Party's recent electoral successes in the five-state Assembly polls.

The wins are being seen as a referendum on PM Modi's leadership abilities.

The White House said that Trump expressed support for Modi's economic reform agenda and that he would host the Indian prime minister later this year in Washington.

"President Trump also said he looks forward to hosting Prime Minister Modi in Washington later this year," the White House said in a statement. No date for the visit was mentioned.

(With inputs from Reuters)