Donald Trump India Visit Highlights: US President, First Lady Melania conclude 2-day tour

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New Delhi | Updated:Feb 25, 2020 11:01:39 pm

Trump India Visit Highlights: India and US signed a USD 3 billion defence deal which will further bolster defence and military preparedness during Trump's 2-day visit.

Donald Trump India Visit 2020, Trump Visit to India Live UpdatesTrump in Delhi: US President Donald Trump said Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants people to have religious freedom.

Donald Trump Visit to India Highlights: Donald Trump has left for US after a whirlwind 2-day tour of India. The US President, First Lady Melania Trump, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump left for the airport on Tuesday evening after attending the state banquet  organised in their honour by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Earlier speaking at a press interaction, US President Donald Trump said Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants people to have religious freedom. Trump has also said that he did not discuss the issue of Delhi violence with PM Modi as it is India’s matter. Talking about Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA), President Trump said it is up to India to decide.

Earlier, India and US signed a USD 3 billion defence deal which will further bolster defence and military preparedness. The announcement was made during a joint statement by US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi following their meeting at Hyderabad House. Apart from this, significant progress was made on the trade deal front, science and technology, space missions and Research and Development. In meantime, President Trump’s wife Melania Trump has attended ‘happiness curriculum’ at a Delhi government school.

On Tuesday morning,  President Trump and wife Melania paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi. In the morning, the US President was accorded ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan. President Trump met President Ram Nath Kovind.

The President of the US (POTUS), wife and First Lady of the US (FLOTUS) Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump reached Delhi after visiting Ahmedabad and Taj Mahal at Agra on Monday. Earlier On Monday, President Trump, his family members and prominent delegates arrived at Ahmedabad airport. PM Modi accompanied them to the Sabarmati Ashram, and Motera cricket stadium where both the leaders addressed a gathering of over one lakh during the Namaste Trump event. President Trump and his family then flew to Agra onboard his Air Force One special flight. He was welcomed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the Agra airport. President, Trump along with his wife, daughter and son-in-law visited iconic Taj Mahal and enjoyed sunset. After that, they set out for flight journey to Delhi.

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    23:01 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    PM Modi thanks US President Donald Trump for India visit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked US President Donald Trump for his 2-day India visit. Trump, First Lady Melania left for the US on Tuesday evening after completing their nearly 36-hour-tour.  

    22:32 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    US President Donald Trump, Fist Lady Melania conclude India tour

    US President Donald Trump and  First Lady Melania Trump depart from Delhi after concluding their two-day trip to India.  

    22:11 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: US President, First Lady Melania Trump leave Rashtrapati Bhavan

    US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave after attending dinner banquet hosted by the President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attended the state dinner.   

    22:07 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live Updates: Day 2 of Trumps' India visit - IN PICS

    From ceremonial welcome to state banquet dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan and inking of several major deals, the day of US President Donald Trump's India tour was jampacked with events. IN PICS - DAY 2 

    20:49 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit Live Updates: State banquet dinner menu - aloo tikki chaat to dum ghost biryani - it has it all

    The lavish dinner menu for state banquet dinner hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind in the honour of US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania has a range of dishes. From aloo tikki chaat to dum ghost biryani to maal pua roll it has it all! 

    20:31 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: US President, First Lady Melania meet guests at Rashtrapati Bhavan

    US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump meet PM Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and other Union Ministers, at Rashtrapati Bhawan during the state banquet.  

    19:54 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: US President, First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan for state banquet

    US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have arrived for the state banquet hosted in their honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan by President Ram Nath Kovind. 

    19:42 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: India, US have ‘almost closed’ contours of limited trade pact, Piyush Goyal

    Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has said that India and the US have moved to the next level of engagement having “almost closed” the final contours of limited trade package. He added that a comprehensive trade deal is being worked  upon.  READ MORE HERE

    19:01 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: Melania's favorite cartoon

    Melania Trump giggled at a little boy's question about which was her favourite cartoon character. "Tom and Jerry is my favourite," she replied. Melania also meditated with class 4 students in their "Happiness Class". "I am feeling very relaxed," she said after the brief meditation as part of "mindfulness" activity. (PTI)

    18:50 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: Trump on Taliban

    US President Donald Trump on US peace deal with Taliban: Yes, I spoke to PM Modi on it. I think India would like to see it happen. We are pretty close. Everybody is happy about it. (ANI)

    18:44 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: Trump on Pakistan

    US President on being asked about terrorism emanating from Pakistan: We talked a lot about it today. I said I will do whatever I can do to help as my relationship with both gentlemen (PM Modi & Pak PM) is so good. Anything I can do to mediate/help, I'd do. They (Pak) are working on Kashmir.

    18:28 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: Trump on Kashmir

    I didn't say anything about that (being mediator). Kashmir obviously is a big problem between India and Pakistan, they are going to work out their problem. They have been doing it for a long time.: US President Donald Trump (ANI)

    18:23 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: Trump on tariffs

    We are being charged a large amount of tariffs...I think you have to pay the highest tariff when you deal with India, Harley-Davidson has to pay tremendous tariffs when they send motorcycles here & when India sends to us, there is virtually no tariff: US President Donald Trump (ANI)

    18:12 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump visit to India Live Updates: India has phenomenal future, says US President

    India has been working great under the leadership of US President Donald Trump. He said that India has phenomenal future.

    18:08 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump visit to India Live Updates: PM Modi is working with Muslims, says US President

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government was working with Muslim community, said US President Donald Trump. India has 200 million Muslims, said Trump.

    18:06 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump visit to India Live Updates: Two sides to every story, US President on Kashmir

    US President Trump said, "Anything I can do to mediate/help, I would do. Pakistan are working on Kashmir. Kashmir has been a thorn in lots of people's sight for a long time. There are two sides to every story. We discussed terrorism at length today."

    18:01 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump visit to India Live Updates: US President spoke about Kashmir

    Talking about the Kashmir issue, the United States President Donald Trump said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a tough man and both Pakistan and India have their sides.

    17:58 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump visit to India Live Updates: Spoke to PM Modi on US peace deal with Taliban, says Trump

    US President Donald Trump said he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on US peace deal with Taliban in Afghanistan. President Trump said India would like to see it happen.

    17:52 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump visit to India Live Updates: No talk on Delhi violence, says US President

    About the ongoing violence in north east part of Delhi, US President Donald Trump said, he heard about the "individual attacks" but he did not discuss it. President Trump said it was up to India.

    17:50 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump visit to India Live Updates: PM Modi stands for religious freedom, says US President

    US President Donald Trump has said that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed about religious freedom. India has really hard on the religious freedom, he said.

    17:39 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump visit to India Live Updates: Great time, great meetings, says US President

    US President Donald Trump said, "We had a great time. We had great meetings... This is a tremendous country. I think they like us more than they ever liked us. There is a great relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and myself."

    17:21 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Melania Trump in Delhi Live: First Lady of US received interesting questions

    First Lady of the US was asked a few questions by students of Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School in south Delhi. Some of the questions are "How big is America?", "Is United States very far?, "What do you do as the First Lady?" The questions were asked during the 'Happiness Class'.

    17:08 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: 'Trump save Amaravati' slogan raised in Andhra Pradesh

    People in Andhra Pradesh's Amaravati raised 'Trump save Amaravati' slogan during a protest against the decentralization of Andhra Pradesh capital.

    16:48 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: H-1B visa issue was discussed between US President, Donald Trump

    "From our side, the issue of H-1B visa was raised. It was pointed that Indian professionals contribute significantly to the development of high tech sector in the United States," said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

    16:46 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: More regulations to be cut, says Donald Trump

    US President Donald J Trump said his administration will be cutting going to cut a lot more regulations and some have to go through the statutory process.

    16:36 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: CAA was not discussed between US President, PM Modi

    Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said the issue of CAA didn't come up during the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "There was an appreciation from both side that pluralism and diversity are a common binding factor of both the countries," Shringla said.

    16:32 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: Special compliment for PM Modi from US President

    During his interaction with business leaders in Delhi, US President Donald Trump said, "You have a very special Prime Minister, he really knows what he is doing. He is a tough man. He has done a fantastic job. We work very closely together."

    16:27 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: Check details of Indo-US trade

    "There was a noticeable decline in adverse trade balance from 30 billion dollars a few years ago to 25 billion dollars today. The adverse trade balance is gradually eroding with the greater amount of acquisitions that we are making from US," Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said.

    16:24 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: PM Modi, US President had comprehensive discussion on trade

    Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump had useful and comprehensive discussion on trade. There was an appreciation that it increased steadily year on year over the last few years, US exports to India had a fairly dramatic increase, he said.

    16:14 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: Indo-US partnership witnesses extraordinary increase

    Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that Indo-US partnership has encompassed an extraordinary increase in both exchanges as well as cooperation in various security domains.

    16:11 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: Comprehensive strategic global partnership explained

    Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said that India and the US has strong strategic partnership on security and defense. That partnership has referred to as 'comprehensive strategic global partnership', President Trump said.

    16:09 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: US President confidence of retaining power

    Months ahead of the US Presidential election 2020, American President Donald Trump told CEOs of Indian companies that if he wins the elections, markets will gain thousands of points.

    15:58 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: Mukesh Ambani hails US President

    Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani has hailed US President Donald Trump for his "leadership skills" in America

    15:57 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: Conversation between US President and Mukesh Ambani

    In his interaction with Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani, US President Donald Trump asked whether he will launch 5G in India. President Trump also lauded Ambani for his "great job"

    15:47 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: China is getting coronavirus under control, says US President

    Commenting on the deadly coronavirus, US President Donald Trump said that China has been working very hard and he had spoken to President Xi Jinping. He assured that it seems that China is getting it under control.

    15:42 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: US President meets India Inc.

    US President Donald Trump has met Indian industry captains at US Embassy in New Delji.

    15:26 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump India Visit 2020 Live: 'The visit was great'

    We are working on blue dot network for sustainable projects. The visit was great; We will remember welcome accorded to us. US-India partnership truly stronger than ever before: US President Donald Trump after talks with PM Modi. 

    14:54 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump in India Live Updates: Trump's approval ratings high in India

    India is one of the few big countries in the world where Trump's personal approval rating is above 50% and Trump's trip has got wall-to-wall coverage with commentators saying he had hit all the right notes on his first official visit to the world's biggest democracy. They were also effusive in their praise for Modi for pulling off a spectacular reception for Trump.  (AP)

    14:46 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump in India Live Updates: Melania Trump gets precious gifts from Delhi school students

    American President Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump has received aesthetic gifts from students of Sarvodaya Co -education Senior Secondary School in south Delhi's Nanakpura area. Students gifted Madhubani paintings crafted by them to the First Lady of the US.

    14:29 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Donald Trump in India Live Updates: US President stresses on 5G technology

    PM Modi and I have discussed the importance of a secure 5G wireless network, said US President Donald Trump. Trump said that the need for 5G wireless network is for freedom, prosperity and progress.

    Trump and his family were welcomed by PM Narendra Modi at the Ahmedabad airport yesterday, from where they proceeded to the Sabarmati Ashram. Trump's cavalcade was part of a 22 kilometres long roadshow in the city, before heading to the Motera stadium for the Namaste Trump event.
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