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Highlights: 'Path-breaking visit' says PM Modi as US Prez, first lady head home

On day 2 of Donald Trump's India visit, PM Modi and the US president Donald Trump sat down for talks covering an entire range from defence and security to energy strategic partnership and from trade to people to people ties.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Feb 25, 2020 23:24 IST
Highlights: 'Path-breaking visit' says PM Modi as US Prez, first lady head home
US President Donald Trump with PM Modi at Hyderabad House, New Delhi, Feb 25, 2020.

A day after Donald Trump was lavishly welcomed by India, US President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held extensive talks on several issues including trade and signed deals.

On his day 2 in India, US President Donald Trump started his day by attending a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi at 10 am, followed by a visit to Rajghat. The first lady Melania Trump visited a school in Delhi.

At the meeting held in New Delhi's Hyderabad House, Trump and Modi got down to business during the delegation-level talks. Besides the signing of the defence deals and at least five memorandum of understanding (MoUs) on issues ranging from natural gas, trade facilitation to civil nuclear cooperation, the two leaders also reviewed the global and regional situation and discussed ways to take forward bilateral relations.

Later the US President met CEOs of Indian companies, interacted with press at the US embassy and then attended a state banquet at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Here are the highlights of day 2 of President Trump's visit

05:45 PM IST

It sends out very strong message: Trump on Weinstein verdict

On Harvey Weinstein's conviction, Trump says he hasn't followed it much since he was in India. But, he says, the (judgement) sends out a very strong message.

05:50 PM IST

PM Modi wants people to have religious freedom: Trump

When asked about the CAA, Trump said, "We did talk about religious freedom, the PM wants people to have religious freedom. They have worked very hard on it." On the violence in Delhi, he says that is up to India.

"I heard about the individual attacks but I did not discuss it. It is up to India," : Trump

05:50 PM IST

India-US discussed coronavirus issue: Trump

India-US discussed issue of coronavirus; US has it under control: Trump.

05:37 PM IST

'We would like to bring back our young people': On Afghanistan

On US trying to get a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, Trump says people want to see it happen. People happy that we are trying very hard. After 19 years, we would like to bring back our young people home.

"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. India would like to see that happen. We'll see what happens. We have been there (in Afghanistan) for 19 years. People are really happy to see that we are trying very hard in Afghanistan. There is tremendous praise for what we are doing. We are not a police force. After 19 years, we'd like to bring our young people back home. We want to watch the area, and want them to know that if something happens, we'll hit them very hard. We can act as military force to win, and not like a police force for law enforcement.": Trump

05:43 PM IST

Trump answering questions on US issues

President Trump is answering questions on US politics and issues.

05:28 PM IST

'This is a tremendous country': Trump

'This is a tremendous country, tremendous market. They like us more than ever now.": Trump

05:27 PM IST

Trump's press briefing begins

President Trump's press briefing begins. He is addressing the media at the US embassy in New Delhi.

04:49 PM IST

Trump to address press at 5 pm

US President Trump will address the press at 5 pm.

04:09 PM IST

'PM Modi is a tough man, has done a fantastic job'

PM Modi can be a very tough man but he is a very nice man, says President Trump.

"It has been an honour to be here. 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," says Trump.

04:03 PM IST

'Will reduce a lot more regulations'

President Trump says, "some of the regulations have to go through statutory process; we are going to reduce a lot more regulations."

04:01 PM IST

RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani present at meeting with Trump

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani is present at the meeting that President Trump is having with India Inc.

03:52 PM IST

'Markets will go up when we win'

"I feel I am going to win the coming elections; when we win, markets will go up," says Trump. He said markets will jump thousands of points when I win.

03:57 PM IST

'Looks like China is getting coronavirus under control': Trump

China is working very hard, I have spoken to President Xi on coronavirus, says Trump.It looks like China is getting it under control, said Trump.

03:46 PM IST

President Trump meeting Indian CEOs

President Trump is meeting CEOs of Indian companies in at the US embassy New Delhi.

03:57 PM IST

'Partnership that sets the tone': MEA

'A partnership that sets the global tone', tweets external affairs ministry following discussions between PM Modi and US president Trump at Hyderabad House.

First published: Feb 25, 2020 09:12 IST