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Sunday, Apr 05, 2020

Highlights: After Ahmedabad, Agra, Prez Trump in Delhi for 3rd leg of visit

Trump's India Visit Highlights: US president Donald Trump addressed the 'Namaste Trump' event in Ahmedabad's Motera sta stadium, visited Taj Mahal in Agra before leaving for New Delhi on the first day of his India visit.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Feb 24, 2020 22:21 IST
Highlights: After Ahmedabad, Agra, Prez Trump in Delhi for 3rd leg of visit
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Air Force Station, Palam in New Delhi, Feb 24, 2020.

United States president Donald Trump began his maiden two-day India visit on Monday. Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top brass of his administration, arrived in Ahmedabad around 11.40 am for the first-leg of his trip.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the US president at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport in Ahmedabad. The leaders then participated in ‘Namaste Trump’ rally at the Motera Stadium.


After attending the rally, Trump flew to Agra where he and the First Lady Melania Trump spent about an hour at the Taj Mahal before sunset. The delegation arrived in Delhi in the evening where Trump and PM Modi will hold talks on Tuesday.

10:13 PM IST

Talks with PM Modi, state banquet on Prez Trump's Tuesday schedule

US President Donald Trump has a slew of official engagements in New Delhi on Tuesday, the second and last day of his India visit. After a ceremonial reception at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the US president will visit the Rajghat, followed by a meeting with PM and signing of agreements at the Hyderabad. The last official engagement will be a state banquet for the visiting president at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

09:35 PM IST

'President and First Lady have promised to visit again': Taj Mahal guide

Nitin Kumar Singh, president Trump's tour guide at the Taj Mahal says that the president and the first lady have promised to visit the monument again, reports ANI .

"I gave every minute detail of the Taj Mahal to US President Donald Trump and the First Lady. 'Incredible' was the first word they uttered after seeing the Taj Mahal. President and the First Lady have promised to visit once again," said Singh.

<p>'President and First Lady have promised to visit again': Taj Mahal guide</p>
Nitin Kumar Singh was the official guide of president Trump and first lady Melania Trump during their visit to the Taj Mahal
07:31 PM IST

Trumps lands in New Delhi

President Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, arrives in New Delhi.

06:51 PM IST

Yogi Adityanath presents Taj Mahal portrait to the Trumps

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presented a large portrait of Taj Mahal to US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump as they left Agra for Delhi.

<p>Yogi Adityanath presents Taj Mahal portrait to the Trumps</p>
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath presented a portrait of the Taj Mahal to theUS president Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
06:51 PM IST

'In America and India, we fight for the citizens we proudly serve'

Comparing the Constitutions of India and the US, President Trump said in a tweet that in America and India alike, "we honor, respect, trust, empower and fight for the citizens we proudly serve!"

06:35 PM IST

Trumps leave after visiting the Taj Mahal

President Trump and others leave after visiting the Taj Mahal and are now on their way to the Agra air base.

05:33 PM IST

'Timeless testament of Indian culture': Trump on Taj Mahal

Donald Trump says the Taj Mahal "inspires awe". Writing in the visitors' book at the monument, Trump said, 'The Taj Mahal Inspires Awe, A Timeless Testament to the Rich And Diverse Beauty of Indian Culture"

<p>'Timeless testament of Indian culture': Trump on Taj Mahal</p>
US President Trump's comment in the visitor's book at the Taj Mahal during his visit on Feb 24, 2020.
06:35 PM IST

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner pose at Taj Mahal

President Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner also looked around the Taj Mahal and posed for photos.

05:10 PM IST

US president, First lady visit Taj Mahal

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Taj Mahal in Agra. Thep president later wrote in visitor's book.

04:53 PM IST

Presidential cavalcade moving towards the Taj Mahal

The cavalcade of President Trump is moving towards the Taj Mahal. Cultural events have been organised at stages created on crossings along the 14 km route.

04:45 PM IST

'India and US will make their future brighter than ever before': Trump

President Trump says that India and the US will make their future brighter than eve before. In a tweet in Hindi, the US president said, "India and the US will make their nations stronger, their citizens more affluent, give wings to people who dream big and their future brighter than ever before...and that is just the beginning."

04:31 PM IST

Trumps welcomed at airport with cultural programme

Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel and CM Yogi Adityanath welcomed President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the airport. A cultural programme was presented for the guests who included the president's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Trump applauded the cultural event by clapping for the artists

<p>Trumps welcomed at airport with cultural programme</p>
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump watch the Mayur Dance at Agra's Kheria airport at their arrival, Feb 24, 2020.
04:27 PM IST

US President lands at Agra airport

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have landed at Agra airport. They will visit the Taj Mahal shortly.

04:14 PM IST

Artists wait in Agra to welcome Trump

The UP government and the Agra administration have made preparations to welcome President Trump and First Lady when they arrive in Agrra. Artists are waiting at Phool Sayyad crossing in Agra on route to Taj Mahal

<p>Artists wait in Agra to welcome Trump</p>
Artists wait to welcome US President Trump on the route from the airport to the Taj Mahal.
03:41 PM IST

25,000 students will line up on Trump's Agra route

About 25,000 school students will welcome US President Donald Trump along his 13 km long route in Agra, officials said on Monday, reports news agency IANS.

A senior UP government official told IANS, "Over 25,000 students from government as well as private schools will welcome President Trump here."

He said, besides the government school students, about 500 women associated with self help groups will also welcome Trump in the historic city.

The official further said that the students will be holding Indian and US national flags in their hands and they will wave the US President.


First published: Feb 24, 2020 08:36 IST