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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.

03:09 PM IST

US President Trump, First Lady leave for Agra

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave for Agra, Uttar Pradesh. They will be paying visit to the Taj Mahal.

02:53 PM IST

The Taj Mahal in Agra is Trumps' next stop

US President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump's next stop is Agra in Uttar Pradesh where they will visit the Taj Mahal.

02:42 PM IST

Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one: Trump

"Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one. Thanks to these efforts we are beginning to see signs of big progress with Pakistan & we are hopeful for reduced tensions, greater stability and the future of harmony for all of the nations of South Asia," said Donald Trump

02:39 PM IST

PM Modi concludes Gujarat event with ‘long live, India-US friendship’ chant

PM Modi concluded the grand Gujarat event - 'Namaste Trump' with ‘long live, India-US friendship’ chant.


02:33 PM IST

India-US natural partners: PM Modi

"America is India's biggest trading partner. Today, our military is doing the maximum number of joint drills with America. The US is our biggest research and development partner. India and the US are natural partners," said PM Modi at 'Namaste Trump' event.

02:29 PM IST

We are building a new India: PM Modi

"We are building a new India. We don't just have world's biggest stadium, but we also have introduced the largest healthcare system. Today India is not just creating a world record of sending the most satellites at once, but also the world record of the quickest financial inclusion. We have got rid of old laws and introduced new ones," said PM Modi.

02:26 PM IST

You have addressed Indians from world's biggest stadium: Modi to Trump

"I thank for your address. I want to tell you that you have addressed Indians from world's biggest stadium," said PM Modi to Trump.

02:22 PM IST

US will sign $ 3 bn defence deals with India: Trump

"I'm pleased to announce that tomorrow our representatives will sign deals to sell over US $ 3 Billion, in the absolute finest state of the art military helicopters and other equipment to the Indian armed forces," said Trump at Motera stadium.


"As we continue to build our defence cooperation, the US looks forward to providing India with some of the best & most feared military equipment on the planet. We make the greatest weapons ever made. We make the best and we are dealing now with India," he said.

02:20 PM IST

'PM Modi a tough negotiator’: Donald Trump on trade deal with India

Donald Trump, speaking at the grand 'Namaste Trump' event, said that the US will be signing a brilliant trade deal with India, at the same time adding that "PM Modi is a tough negotiator".

02:16 PM IST

Working towards safeguarding borders: Trump

"We are working towards safeguarding our borders. Every nation has the right to safeguard their territory against infiltrators," said Trump.

02:14 PM IST

US-India firmly resolved to threat of radical Islamic movement: Trump

"We are committed to provide India with state of the art defence equipments to India. The US and India are firmly resolved to fight the threat of radical Islamic movement. As we continue to build our defence cooperation, the US looks forward to providing India with some of the best & most feared military equipment on the planet. We make the greatest weapons ever made. We make the best and we are dealing now with India.," said Trump.

02:11 PM IST

Here to cherish our shared culture: Trump

"An exciting time in United States. Unemployment has hit historic lows. Our military line is completely rebuilt. It is the most powerful military anywhere in the world. That's why we are here to cherish our shared culture," said Trump.

02:06 PM IST

Under Modi's leadership, India can achieve anything: Trump

"PM Modi you are not just the pride of Gujarat, you are 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 Donald Trump.

02:02 PM IST

Will always remember this remarkable hospitality: Trump

"We will always remember this remarkable hospitality. India will hold a special place in our hearts. PM Modi started out as 'tea wallah', he worked as a tea seller. Everybody loves him but I will tell you this, he is very tough," said Donald Trump.

02:01 PM IST

Travelled 8,000 miles across the globe to convey US's love for India: Trump

"I have travelled 8,000 miles across the globe to convey just a message that America loves India. US respects India, will be a faithful and loyal friend, "said the US President at 'Namaste Trump' event.

First published: Feb 24, 2020 08:36 IST