To this end, Trump and Modi reiterated the importance of respecting freedom of navigation, overflight, and commerce throughout the region, it said.
"We enjoy a wonderful relationship, but it´s never been better than it is today", Trump told Modi at the dinner.
Modi is expected Monday afternoon for meetings with Trump and dinner with the president and first lady. Such investments can circumvent visa restrictions, create jobs in India and even balance trade between the two nations.
"Both our nations have been struck by the evils of terrorism and we are both determined to destroy terrorist organizations and the radical ideology that drives them", Trump said. President Trump's interpretation of Islamic terror is very different from the interpretation that we have of cross-border terrorism which is being sponsored by Pakistan.
Mr Modi in reply said the two leaders had agreed to enhance cooperation in fighting terrorism.
"For now, the United States and India are finding common cause in pushing back against China's maritime ambitions", it said. India's foreign ministry hailed the move.
However, Mr Trump has had kind words about Mr Modi since 2014 when the Indian leader was first elected and the mood appeared to be the same during the 26 June visit, with the President saying the U.S. is a "true friend" to India. He is recalling Trump's visits to India long before he was president and says he was looking forward to collaborating with him now.
The Netherlands also expressed its support for India's campaign seeking membership on the Nuclear Suppliers' Group and a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, PTI reported. In a concrete indication of that, the U.S. State Department approved the $365 million sale of a C-17 military transport aircraft. In a concrete indication of that, the USA is set to offer a $2bn sale of US-made unarmed drones to help in surveillance of the Indian Ocean.
Prime Minister Modi also met and interacted with 20 top American CEOs at a roundtable meeting in Washington D.C., and talked about various topics ranging from the Goods and Services Tax (GST), technology, India's economy and Digital India, Make in India, Skill Development, Demonetisation and the thrust towards renewable energy among others.
Citing his presidential campaign, President Trump said as promised, India has a true friend in the White House. Since 2008, India has signed more than $15 billion in US defense contracts.
Apple has not disclosed how much revenue it generates in India but said that sales grew by "strong double digits" there in the most recent quarter.
During brief Oval Office remarks, Trump praised Modi for being "such a great prime minister". "I would like to invite you to India, along with your family".
"I m sure that. your vast and successful experience in the business world will lend an aggressive and bold agenda to our relations". That deal also needs approval from Congress.