Not only that, but they apparently ignored the countless examples of his personal character and leadership style which would have otherwise informed them that emphasizing a library of all things is probably the worst way to appeal to the American President and convince him that India is a reliable burden-sharing ally in Afghanistan.
The meeting between the two NSAs came a day after India rejected US President Donald Trump's observation, ridiculing New Delhi's massive humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.
Many Afghans were also offended by Mr Trump's reference to the Soviet Union's war against terrorists in Afghanistan, considering his comments an insult to the memory of mujahideen, many of whom are honoured as freedom fighters and martyrs in Afghanistan.
Analysts pointed out Trump may not be on the same page with the USA administration on India's role in Afghanistan.
The US president on Wednesday took a swipe at what he claimed were Modi's frequent comments on building the library: "You know what that is?" And look at the results today.
When The New York Timesreported last month that orders had been given for the withdrawal of 7,000 United States troops from Afghanistan, it was a bolt from the blue. "Russian Federation should be fighting", he said. He also went on a tirade against allies for not spending enough on overseas engagements while the United States, he claimed, spends billions. That's like five hours of what we spend. Afghanistan made it Russian Federation, because they went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan.
For India, these developments may appear discouraging, but a more pragmatic view is necessary to deal with all possible outcomes.
Advising Pakistan not to become a party in intra-Afghan affairs, the speakers at a seminar have called on the country to play a constructive role in Afghan peace process, saying Afghanistan's stability means Pakistan's stability. The decision to abandon the SAARC in favour of groupings like BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation), BBIN (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal) and IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) may have provided some short-term returns in "isolating Pakistan", but it has had the effect of cutting Afghanistan loose from Indian leadership of South Asia as well.
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel too spoke out against Trump's statement, tweeting: "Tenor & tone of the US President describing the Prime Minister of India is not in good taste & is completely unacceptable".
A Canadian soldier serving in Afghanistan inspects some of the Soviet munitions found by the troops in bunkers near Kabul. It is precisely this rich heritage of knowledge and experience, which India has, that a succession of American administrations have denied themselves. India justified its partnership with Afghan. India's approach has focused on capacity-building along with building infrastructure. This partnership is built on the "specific needs and requirements worked out with the Government of Afghanistan", sources said.
Trump: "The reason Russian Federation was in Afghanistan was because terrorists were going into Russian Federation".
Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan's Prime Minister in August a year ago. It is disappointing to see how the Pakistanis are ready to talk to regional and extra-regional powers, but have denied themselves the opportunity of talking to India on any resolution to the Afghan problem.
The area is flat near the highway, then slopes sharply downward closer to the fence, where most of the migrants were clustered. During a second attempt, migrants began to pass youngsters over razor wire used along the border to the USA side.
If the President continues to insist on $5 billion for the wall, the House Democrats' plan would fall into that category. The GOP-controlled Senate will not be advancing a bill on the issue that does not have President Trump's backing.
The session did not yield any breakthroughs, and Democrats said they remained committed to introducing the legislation Thursday. But the bills will not include funding for President Donald Trump's Mexican border wall, the cause of the shutdown.
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus met for the first time on the set of " The Last Song " and shared their first kiss on-screen. Miley's sisters Noah and Brandi as well as Liam's brothers Chris and Luke were also in attendance at the party.
To know that many men I've known throughout my career (women too, no doubt, but overwhelmingly more men) worked so closely with R. Joann, his eldest, was born in 1998; Jay, born Jaya, was born in 2000; and his youngest, Robert Jr., was born in 2002.
The Hunger Games star wore a black suit while Miley opted for an off-the-shoulder white gown as you'll see below. In each picture, Cyrus is dressed in all-white while the 28-year-old actor is wearing a tuxedo with white shoes.
In the second half (against Tottenham ) we didn't see that. "Nothing has happened so far, we don't have to think about May". We all have to be focused, not nervous. "If you are satisfied with something then you must be a genius".
Stranger Things 3 will premiere on July 4, 2019, only on Netflix , promising some huge fireworks for the summer time holiday. We already know the names of the eight episodes in the forthcoming third series , which were revealed in early December.
Belgium global Hazard scored his 100th goal for Chelsea in their 2-1 Premier League win over Watford on Wednesday. I am happy with him in this position but he can can still play as a winger, of course. "We have two problems".
KeyCorp declined 3.7 percent to $14.16 as the yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 2.74 percent from 2.79 percent late Wednesday. The Dow sank more than 2 percent, then recovered almost all of the day's losses, before again falling more than 2 percent.
Apple cuts sales forecast as US-China trade war bites
Its revenues from wearables, computers, and services divisions have grown revenues year-on-year by nearly 19 percent. He also said that upgrades to new iPhone models in other countries were "not as strong as we thought they would be".
Winter Weather advisories and warnings
A cold winter storm trekking across the upper Midwest has led to the deaths of at least three people, authorities said. Forecasters expect several inches of precipitation - but the amount of rain vs snow depends on your location.
Arsenal without Ozil against Liverpool
The situation was already unsafe and a rash challenge from the luckless Papastathopoulos did nothing to improve it. Liverpool then made it four just before the interval as Sokratis Papastathopoulos brought down Salah in the box.
Worst of winter storm to hit well north of Mankato
Rain and snow broke out across the central and southern Plains on Wednesday and ramped up Wednesday night in the Upper Midwest. The heaviest snowfall is expected along and west of the Red River Valley, where blizzard conditions are expected Thursday.
Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact
The partial shutdown of the US government entered its fifth day Wednesday, with no public indication a resolution is imminent. Some 800,000 federal workers must either work without pay for the time being, or stay home and wait to be paid later.
Meghan Markle shows off her growing baby bump
In the video above, Markle can be seen performing the song alongside her classmate and fellow future-actress, Natalie Fryman. At another point, Kate who was dressed casually in a tweed jacket and jeans, referred to her daughter Charlotte as "poppet".