Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives ceremonial welcome in Berlin

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Where Europe's relationship with the US during the Cold War and in its immediate aftermath had a strong emotional component, Merkel's comments suggest she now sees them as more "pragmatic and transactional", said Sylke Tempel, an expert with the German Council on Foreign Relations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had a "very good interaction" when he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel today at her country retreat near Berlin for informal talks over a private dinner.

"We, the Europeans, will have to take our fate into our own hands". "The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days".

Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Monday against seeking "simple answers" to complex global issues, a day after suggesting that Europe's relationship with the USA had shifted significantly following North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G-7 meetings with President Donald Trump that produced disappointing results. "It has preponderance over other areas", the MEA said. Germany should also do more to help countries like France and Italy to reach their economic potential, according to Gabriel.

Merkel's comments were made on the election trail and therefore directed at a domestic audience as much as to an worldwide one.

Later, Modi will call on German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. "I am very optimistic about this partnership", he added.

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In an interview with German newspaper, Handelsblatt, he had urged Europe to play a lead role in tackling the menace of terrorism.

Still, it would be unlike Merkel just to give up on dealing with Trump, Tempel said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggests that Europe can not rely on Trump's U.S. in the fight for the future.

There are more than 1,600 German companies and 600 German joint ventures in India and the German economic profile supports excellence and expertise that match with India's development priorities of Make in India, Clean India, Skill India, Digital India, Smart Cities, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel had sharp words for Trump after the president concluded his first official tour overseas, which took him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Brussels and then Italy for a G7 summit. She was not throwing in the towel on European-American relations entirely. Germany is the largest trade partner for India in the European Union (EU) and one of the leading sources of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country.

Michael McFaul, who was ambassador to Russian Federation under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, expressed dismay at the state of the key relationship.

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