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.
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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