Donald Trump India Visit Day 1 Highlights: US President, family conclude Taj Mahal visit, reach Delhi

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Updated:Feb 25, 2020 10:52:42 am

Donald Trump India Visit: US President Donald Trump along with his wife Melania Trump and American delegates is on a 2-day India visit.

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Donald Trump India Visit Day 1 Highlights: US President Donald Trump, wife and First Lady Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner arrived in New Delhi after visiting Taj Mahal, Agra on Monday evening.  On Tuesday, the US President will be given a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan after which he is scheduled to visit Raj Ghat, the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi. President Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are scheduled to hold bilateral meeting at Hyderabad House later in the afternoon.

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Earlier on Monday, PM Modi and President Trump addressed a gathering of over 1 lakh people during ‘Namaste Trump’ event in Motera Stadium in Ahemadabad. The event started with the national anthems of the two nations. PM Modi started his welcome speech with rousing chants of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’. Modi said that Trumps have arrived straight to this event after a long journey and it shows the strength of Indo-US relations. Ahead of this, the US President visited historic Sabarmati Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi. Earlier today, the President reached India along with his wife Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner and prominent American delegates today. PM Modi accorded a hospitable reception to the 73-year-old American President at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD) in Ahmedabad.

The American President will be staying in India on February 24 and 25. A few announcements over defence deal and trade deal are expected during President Trump’s 36-hour staying in India. Ahead of the India trip, President Trump, who calls PM Modi a friend and a great gentleman, said he was eager to visit the country and stressed that this will only strengthen the bilateral relationship of India and the US.

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    19:38 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: US President reach New Delhi from Agra

    US President Donald Trump, wife Melania have arrived in New Delhi from Agra. President Trump is scheduled to meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, February 25. 

    19:20 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Manmohan Singh to skip President Kovind's banquet for Donald Trump

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says he will not attend President Kovind's banquet for US President Donald Trump, reports news agency PTI.

    18:57 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: US President, wife Melania board flight for Delhi from Agra

    US President Donald Trump,  wife Melania conclude theirTaj Mahal trip. They were presented a potrait of the monument by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at the Agra airport. 

    18:01 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: US President concludes Taj Mahal visit

    United States President Donald Trump has concluded Taj Mahal visit along with wiife Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner. The US president and First Family of the US will now fly to Delhi for the third leg of India visit.

    17:31 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Taj Mahal is timeless testament to Indian culture, says US President Donald Trump

    US President Donald Trump wrote at the visitor's log book at the Taj Mahal that the 17th century mausoleum inspires awe, a timeless testament to rich beauty of Indian culture.

    17:25 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Ivanka Trump with husband at Taj Mahal

    17:21 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Romace blooms at monument of Love Taj Mahal

    17:17 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: US President, Melania Trump at Taj Mahal

    17:04 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: US President at Taj Mahal

    US President Donald Trump, wife and First Lady Melania Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner have reached Taj Mahal in Agra

    17:02 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Performance enroute to Taj Mahal

    En-route to Taj Mahal from Agra airport, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are witnessing performance of Artists even as students welcome them.

    16:33 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: US President, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump leave for Taj Mahal

    After landing at Agra airport, US President Donald Trump, wife and First Lady Melania Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner have left for Taj Mahal.

    16:23 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: US President, Melania Trump in Agra

    US President Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump have reached Agra. Shortly, they will be visiting Taj Mahal.

    16:15 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Moment ahead of Agra visit

    US President Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump bids adieu as both of them left for Agra this afternoon

    16:05 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: 'Namaste Trump' event is spectacular, says Ivanka Trump

    United States President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump said that 'Namaste Trump' event was "Spectacular".

    15:59 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Technology deployed for US President security

    As US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania are heading towards Uttar Pardesh to visit the wonder of the world Taj Mahal, IG Agra Zone A Satish Ganesh has assured that all available technology has been deployed for security. Apart from this, an emergency plan is also in place, he was quoted as saying by ANI.

    15:40 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: US President's Assistant on Namaste India

    As it crossed the streets of Ahmedabad in a 22-kilometer-long roadshow, the cavalcade of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi evoked expressions of shock and awe from both sides — from the bystanders, as well as from the dignitaries present in the cavalcade. Read more

    15:31 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Defence deals worth USD 3 billion!

    Addressing the 'Namaste Trump' event at the Motera Stadium here, Trump also announced that the US will seal defence deals worth USD 3 billion on Tuesday. Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding delegation-level official talks on Tuesday in New Delhi. (PTI)

    15:24 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: POTUS tweets in Hindi again!

    US President has tweeted in Hindi again: "प्रथम महिला और मैं इस देश के हर नागरिक को एक सन्देश देने के लिए दुनिया का 8000 मील का चक्कर लगा कर यहां आये हैं l अमेरिका भारत को  प्रेम करता है - अमेरिका भारत का सम्मान करता है - और अमरीका के लोग हमेशा भारत के लोगों के सच्चे और निष्ठावान दोस्त रहेंगे l"

    15:18 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: America loves India, says Trump

    US President Donald Trump on Monday asserted that relations with India hold a special place for his country, saying that America "loves" and is "loyal" to India. The US president also heaped praises on Modi as he described him as an "exceptional leader" who works day and night for India.  (PTI)

    15:14 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Namaste Trump was spectacular, says Ivanka

    US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump on being asked if she enjoyed the 'Namaste Trump' event said it was 'spectacular!' (ANI)

    15:09 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Trumps spun Charkha at Sabarmati Ashram

    President Trump and his wife Melania also tried their hands at spinning Gandhi’s famous ‘charkha’ or the spinning wheel at Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Ashram. Trumps were accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi enroute Motera stadium and went around the Ashram as PM turned guide for them. Read full report here

    15:06 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: POTUS leaves for Agra

    US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have left Ahmedabad for Agra, Uttar Pradesh where they will be paying a visit to the Taj Mahal and will meet UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

    15:00 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Security tightens in Kashmir

    Meanwhile, in Kashmir Valley, security has been increased as a precautionary measure in view of US President Donald Trump India visit, a senior police officer was quoted as saying by PTI.

    14:48 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: US President to reach Agra

    After concluding a joint address with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady of the US Melania Trump are heading towards Agra for the much-awaited Taj Mahal visit.

    14:36 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: India, US friendship long live long live, says PM Modi

    Asserting that India and the US are natural partners, US President Donald Trump said that "India, US friendship long live long live."

    14:32 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: PM Modi tough negotiator, says US President

    US President Donald Trump has termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi a tough negotiator during his address at Namaste Trump event

    14:29 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: PM Modi lists out ideas India, US share

    'There is so much that we share: Shared values and ideals, shared spirit of enterprise and innovation, shared opportunities and challenges, shared hopes and aspirations,' Prime Minister Narendra Modi says at the Namaste Trump event.

    14:24 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: God bless India, God bless America, we love you, says President Trump

    US President Donald Trump thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said "God bless India, God bless America, we love you."

    14:22 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: India is largest export market, says US President Donald Trump

    Terming India as the "largest export market", US President Donald Trump affirmed that commercial activities between India and America will only grow.

    14:18 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Donald Trump flays Pakistan, Islamic terrorism

    US President Donald Trump has lambasted Pakistan and asserted that both India and US will towards to check Islamic terrorism

    14:16 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Trump promises Defence deal

    US President Donald Trump has said that India is a key partner in the Defence sector. He has promised that on February 25 in Delhi, a defence deal worth USD 3 billion.

    14:13 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: US President pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    Addressing the Namaste Trump event at Motera cricket stadium, US President Donald Trump has paid tribute to India's first Union Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    14:10 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: US President hails cricket, Bollywood

    From Shahrukh Khan's Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) to Sachin Tendulkar, US President Donald Trump has lauded the contributions made by the film and sporting fraternities.

    14:08 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: US President invokes Swami Vivekananda

    During the Namaste Trump event, US President Donald Trump invokes Swami Vivekananda

    14:06 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: PM Modi is a moving story of an incredible rise, says PM Modi

    US President Donald Trump hails PM Modi saying that he is not just the pride of Gujarat, but also living proof that with hard work and devotion, Indians can accomplish anything at all, anything they want. The Prime Minister is a moving story of an incredible rise, said PM Modi.

    14:03 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    US will be loyal friend of India, says US President Donald Trump

    US President Donald Trump has committed that America will be loyal friend of India, and Indian people. He said that the kind of reception that his family received, from now on India will have a special place in Trump family's heart.

    14:00 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: Modi-Trump friendship on display

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have showed growing bonhomie. PM Modi called US President Trump "My friend, India's friend". The US President reciprocated by calling PM Modi "Great champion of India, my true friend PM Modi."

    13:57 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: India-US relations are no longer just another, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized that India-US relations are no longer just another "partnership". PM Modi said that it is a far greater and closer relationship. One is 'land of the free' the other believes the world is one family, PM Modi said.

    13:53 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: PM Modi welcomes Donald Trump family

    "You are heartily welcome in the largest democracy of the world. This is Gujarat but the entire country is enthusiastic in welcoming you," Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Donald Trump family.

    13:52 (IST)24 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live: PM Modi explains meaning of Namaste

    "The meaning of the name of this event - 'Namaste' is very deep. This is a word from the oldest languages of the world - Sanskrit. It means that we pay respect to not only to the person but also to the divinity inside him," PM Modi said at Namaste Trump event.

    This is US President Donald Trump's maiden visit to India after he assumed office. While the much talked about trade deal between India and the US is not expected to be sealed, the trip is aimed at further strengthening ties, especially on the defence front. After visiting Ahmedabad and Agra, Trump and his family will head to Delhi in the latter half today. A series of programmes have been lined up for Trump and his family tomorrow.
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