Prime Minister Narendra Modi on early 29 September left for home after concluding his highly successful seven-day visit that took him to Ireland and the United States.
During his visit, India inched closer to its hope to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
During their meeting, Modi and Obama discussed a host of issues, including stepping up economic engagement and climate change, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The duo pushed ahead with cooperation in security, counter-terrorism, defence and economy.
Apart from Obama, Modi met his British counterpart David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and leaders of Palestine and Mexico, among others.
Meanwhile, Obama announced that 50 countries have pledged 40,000 peacekeepers for deployment on UN missions. He chaired a summit of world leaders at the UN to garner commitments to boost the capacity and capabilities of UN peacekeeping.
The US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, said in addition to some 40,000 new troops and police, more than 50 countries had pledged to provide more than 40 helicopters, 15 military engineering companies and 10 field hospitals.