US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Depart From Delhi

After attending a banquet dinner at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday, 25 February, United States Donald Trump along with wife Melania Trump departed from Delhi.

Addressing a press conference earlier, Trump said, “PM Modi said he wants people to have religious freedom. They have worked really hard on it. I heard about the individual attacks but I did not discuss it. It is up to India.”

Speaking at a meeting with CEOs in the day, Trump said that the “markets” will shoot up by “thousands” of points if he wins the upcoming US presidential election.

Earlier, during the joint press statement with PM Modi, Trump said that the two countries agreed to cooperate to deal with “radical Islamic terrorism.” Modi, in his address, too said that they have decided to enhance efforts to hold supporters of terrorism accountable.

  • Earlier, Trump said it was a “great honour” for him to visit India and see thousands of people gathered to welcome him
  • US First Lady Melania Trump visited a Delhi government school on Tuesday and interacted with the students
  • The US president and the first lady also visited Rajghat and were accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Trump’s visit to Delhi came as violence erupted in northeast Delhi on Monday, killing seven people

Trump the Sixth US President to Visit India

Donald Trump will be the sixth US president ever to travel to India and the first one to land in Ahmedabad, where he will be joined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a roadshow and a joint address before a crowd of around one lakh people, reported PTI.

Late on Sunday, Trump, left for his maiden visit to India for talks with top Indian leadership during which the two countries are expected to significantly ramp up bilateral relations, especially in the defence and strategic ties.

A Glimpse of the Motera Stadium Where 'Namaste Trump' Event Will be Held

'India Awaits Your Arrival': PM Modi Tweets on Trump's Visit

Hours before US President Donald Trump's arrival in Ahmedabad on Monday, PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter saying that his "visit is definitely going to further strengthen the friendship between our nations."

PM Modi Leaves for Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Ahmedabad ahead on US President Donald Trump’s arrival.

Two Indian-Americans Travelling to India Along With Trump

Around five decades after his parents landed in the US, Indian-American Ajit Pai is travelling to India on board the Air Force One along with President Donald Trump.

Pai (47), who is the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is among the two Indian-Americans travelling to India along with Trump, the other being Kesh Patel, special assistant to the president and senior director for counter-terrorism, PTI reported.

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Sudarsan Pattnaik Shares His Sand Art for Trump's Visit

Renowned sand artist and Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik tweeted an image of his sand art at Odisha's Puri beach for Trump’s India visit.

"We are excited for your first visit to India. It will definitely strengthen Indo-US relationship," Pattnaik wrote.

Trump's Agra Visit: Ticket Counters at Taj to Close at 11:30 am

Hours before the visit of US President Trump to Agra on Monday, the entry to the Taj Mahal will be closed to visitors in view of high-security arrangements, top officials said.

According to Agra DM Prabhu N Singh, Trump is scheduled to arrive at the Taj Mahal complex at 5:15 pm and will spend about an hour at the famed 17th century mausoleum.

"People can visit the Taj in the morning but tickets will be issued till 11:30 am, and by noon or so the premises will be cleared of visitors in view of the high-security arrangements for President Trump's visit," he was quoted by PTI as saying on Sunday.

Glimpses from Inside Motera Stadium Where 'Namaste Trump' Event Will Take Place

‘Kuch Hi Ghanto Mein...’: Trump Tweets in Hindi En Route to India

Ahead of landing in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Monday, 24 February, US President Donald Trump tweeted in Hindi, saying "Hum Bharat aane ke liye tatpar hain. Hum raste mein hain, kuch hi ghanton mein sabse milenge (We are ready to come to India. We are on our way, we'll meet everyone in a few hours)."

PM Modi Arrives in Ahmedabad

PM Narendra Modi arrived in Ahmedabad on Monday, ahead of his mega roadshow with US President Trump and the ‘Namaste Trump’ event at the Motera stadium.

Modi reached Ahmedabad at 10:25 am, around one-and-a-half hours before the arrival of Trump and his delegation.

He will receive Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump upon their arrival aboard the Air Force One flight, scheduled to land in Ahmedabad at around 11.40 am.

Trump's India Visit: Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah Arrive at Motera Stadium

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah have arrived at the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad ahead of the 'Namaste Trump' event at the venue.

‘Atithi Devo Bhava’: PM Modi Responds to Trump’s Tweet in Hindi

Ahead of his arrival in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Monday, 24 February, US President Donald Trump tweeted, "Hum Bharat aane ke liye tatpar hain. Hum raste mein hain, kuch hi ghanton mein sabse milenge (We are ready to come to India. We are on our way, we'll meet everyone in a few hours)” to which PM Narendra Modi replied “Atithi Devo Bhava (Guest is god)".

US President Trump and First Lady Melania Arrive in Ahmedabad

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have arrived in Gujarat's Ahmedabad.

PM Modi Receives US President Donald Trump in Ahmedabad

Kickstarting their two-day visit to India, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Monday.

Trump's Cavalcade En Route to Sabarmati Ashram

After being received by PM Modi at the Ahmedabad airport, US President Donald Trump's cavalcade is en route to the Sabarmati Ashram.

Trump and Modi are travelling in separate vehicles during their roadshow in Gujarat's biggest city.

PM Modi Gives US President Donald Trump a Tour of Sabarmati Ashram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Donald Trump arrived at Sabarmati Ashram. The PM gave the US president a tour of the Ashram, which was home to Mahatma Gandhi from 1917-1930 during India's freedom struggle.

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump also spun the charkha at the Ashram.

India Reduced to Lowly Buyer: Congress Leader on Trump's visit

Raising the pitch on the visit of US President Donald Trump, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Monday alleged that India has been reduced to a lowly buyer from America, rather than being a strategic partner.

"India has been reduced to a lowly buyer state from a strategic Partner. India has no role in Afghan Peace Process," said former Union Minister Manish Tewari.

The Congress said that only gainers from the Trump's visit are arms manufacturers.

"Only gainers of Trump 36-hour Tamasha commencing at noon today are going to be Boeing's, Lockheed Martin's, General Atomics and other merchants of death," Tewari tweeted.

PM Modi, US President Trump En Route to Motera Stadium

US President Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi's cavalcade is en route to the Motera stadium, where they will address the 'Namaste Trump' event in the presence of around 1,00,000 people.

Shared Values Between India-US Are Discrimination, Bigotry, Hostility Towards Refugees: Amnesty

The shared values between India and the US are "discrimination, bigotry, and hostility towards refugees and asylum seekers", Amnesty International USA said in a joint statement with Amnesty International India ahead of Trump's visit to India on Monday.

"Anti-Muslim sentiment permeates the policies of both US and Indian leaders. For decades, the US-India relationship was anchored by claims of shared values of human rights and human dignity. Now, those shared values are discrimination, bigotry, and hostility towards refugees and asylum seekers,” Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA's executive director, was quoted as saying in the statement.

US President, PM Modi Reach Motera Stadium for ‘Namaste Trump’ Event

US President Donald Trump and PM Modi arrived at the Motera stadium in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Monday, where they will address the 'Namaste Trump' event in the presence of around 1,00,000 people.

The two were received by Home Minister Amit Shah along with Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani.

India-US Ties Not Just Another Partnership: PM at ‘Namaste Trump’

Addressing thousands of people at the 'Namaste Trump' event Ahmedabad's Motera stadium on Monday, PM Narendra Modi declared, "India-US ties are no longer just another partnership, it's a far greater closer relationship."

“One is 'land of the free', the other believes the world is one family. One feels proud of 'statue of liberty', the other feels proud of 'statue of unity',” he added.

"“You are heartily welcome in the largest democracy of the world. This is Gujarat but the entire country is enthusiastic in welcoming you.”" - PM Narendra Modi

‘India Holds a Special Place in Our Hearts’: US President Trump at Motera Stadium

Kickstarting his address at the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad with a 'namaste', US President Trump called PM Modi his "true friend". "America loves India, America respects India," he declared in front of thousands of people.

"“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”" - US President Donald 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 PM is a moving story of an incredible rise," he added

In Trump's Address, References to Bollywood and Cricket

During his address at the ‘Namaste Trump’ event, US President Donald Trump also made references to Bollywood and cricket, saying, "All over the planet people take great joy in watching Bollywood films, bhangra, and classic films like DDLJ and Sholay. You cheer on great cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli."

'Both Our Countries Hurt By Turmoil of Terrorism': Trump

US President Donald Trump spoke out against 'radical Islamic terrorism’ during his address at 'Namaste Trump' event in Ahmedabad on Monday, 24 February, saying, "India and the US are committed to defend our people from threat of radical islamic terrorism... Both our countries are hurt by the turmoil of terrorism... ... Today the ISIS caliphate has been 100% destroyed and al-Baghdadi is dead."

"India, US are committed to fight terrorists and their ideology, that is why my government is working with Pakistan to crack down on terror groups," Trump said.

Will Seal Defence Deals Worth $3 Bn on Tuesday: Trump

US President Donald Trump, during his address, said that the two countries will seal defence deals worth $3 billion on Tuesday.

“The US will become India's premier defence partner,” he said.

'Will Go for a Fantastic Trade Deal, PM Modi a Tough Negotiator': Trump

On the question of a trade deal, Trump said that they will go for a "fantastic trade deal", but called PM Modi a "tough negotiator".

US President, First Lady Leave for Agra; To Visit Taj Mahal

Minutes after the 'Namaste Trump' event at the Motera stadium in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump left for Agra, where they will be visiting the Taj Mahal.

US Prez Donald Trump, Wife Melania Reach Agra for Taj Mahal Visit

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania landed in Agra after the 'Namaste Trump' event in Ahmedabad. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel reached the airport to welcome them.

A giant billboard featuring Trump, Melania and PM Modi greeted the couple with a message – 'Grand welcome of India's best friend to the City of Love –Agra', PTI reported.

US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump Leave for Taj Mahal

US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump Reach Taj Mahal

US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump visited at the Taj Mahal in Agra after the ‘Namaste Trump’ event in Ahmedabad. Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner also accompanied them.

The US President wrote in the visitor’s book at the Taj Mahal on his arrival.

On his flight to Agra, India, Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he's never been to the iconic 17th century mausoleum, but that he's heard it's “incredible,” according to the Associated Press.

'Taj Mahal Inspires Awe': US President Donald Trump

After touring the Taj Mahal, Trump wrote in the visitor’s book. “Taj Mahal inspires awe, a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture! Thank you, India,” he said.

'Will Keep Working Towards Deepening Bilateral Ties': PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted pictures of the grand welcome for US President Donald Trump in Ahmedabad and said, “Together, we will keep working towards deepening bilateral ties between India and USA.”

Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah Asks BJP to Hold Trump Event in Kashmir Valley

Raising questions about the situation in Kashmir, senior Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Sidddaramaiah on Monday, 24 February, asked the BJP to prove 'normalcy' by hosting US President Donald Trump's event in the Valley.

Siddaramaiah, who is Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly, in another tweet, hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the long wall built near the airport in Ahmedabad, allegedly to block view of a slum.

UP CM Adityanath Presents Portrait of Taj Mahal to US President Donald Trump

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 for Delhi, ANI reported.

'Hi Tea and Namastey Trump While Delhi Burns': Iltija Mufti

PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti's daughter Iltija Mufti on Monday, 24 February, said the government was busy with US President Donald Trump’s visit, while Delhi was “burning” and 8 million Kashmiris deprived of their fundamental rights.

She said the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi is remembered only during visits by foreign dignitaries to Sabarmati Ashram.

Former PM Manmohan Singh to Skip Dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad will not attend the dinner banquet for US President Donald Trump at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday, 25 February, according to ANI sources

Singh had earlier accepted the invite but expressed his inability to attend on Monday, PTI reported.

He has conveyed his regret to the President's office for not being able to attend the banquet.

Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is also skipping the President's banquet in protest over the party's top leaders not being extended an invitation.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Land in Delhi

Air Force One has landed in Delhi with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

Protests in Bhopal, Indore Against Trump's Visit

Organisations representing the 1984 gas tragedy survivors on Monday staged a protest in Bhopal against the visit of US President Donald Trump claiming his dispensation was not extending help in the ongoing trial into what has been widely acknowledged as the world's worst industrial disaster.

Rachna Dhingra of the Bhopal Group for Information and Action said protesters at Bhopal's Iqbal Maidan registered their anger at the US government not serving summons issued by a court in MP's capital city to Dow Chemicals, an American multi-national company, PTI reported.

Dow Chemicals is the current owner of Union Carbide, from whose factory in Bhopal poisonous gas leaked on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984, killing 3,000 people and affecting 1.02 lakh.

The protesters held placards alleging the Trump administration was sheltering fugitives of the Bhopal tragedy. Protesters in Indore held placards demanding that US investment in India's agriculture, animal husbandry and dairy sectors be banned.

US President Accorded Traditional Welcome at ITC Maurya Hotel in Delhi

US President Donald Trump was accorded a traditional welcome at the ITC Maurya hotel in the national capital following his arrival from Agra.

Trump, who reached Delhi after attending the Namaste Trump event at Ahmedabad and a visit to Taj Mahal, is staying at the Grand Presidential Suite of the five-star property located in the Diplomatic Enclave in Chanakyapuri, PTI reported.

Sources said he was given a traditional welcome with flowers and 'teeka' and he entered the hotel along with his family through its back entrance in view of security threat.

The entire hotel has been done up in a way to reflect the 'Namaste Trump' tagline and also the branding of ITC Maurya, the logo of which is 'Namaste'.

The hotel is under a heavy security cover with personnel from Delhi Police and US Secret Service working in close coordination to ensure the security of POTUS and his family.

He has joined the likes of former US presidents George W Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, who have stayed at the 438-room property during their visit to India.

Trump Visit: Day 2 Schedule

US President Donald Trump will be in Delhi for the second day of engagements during his India visit.

A ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be followed by a meeting between Trump and PM Modi at Hyderabad House after which an exchange of agreements will take place.

Meanwhile, First Lady Melania Trump will be visiting a Delhi government school in Nanakpura on Tuesday, where she is expected to attend a 'happiness' class.

'Happy That Melania Trump Will Take Back Msg of Happiness From Our School': Kejriwal

Ahead of First Lady Melania Trump's visit to a Delhi government school in Nanakpura, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter saying that her attending a happiness class in one of their schools will be a "great day for our teachers, students and Delhiites."

"Am happy that she will take back the msg of happiness from our school," he said.

Trump to Hold Separate Press Conference at 5 pm

US President Donald Trump will be holding a press conference at 5 pm on Tuesday. This will be separate from the joint press statement that will be delivered by Trump and PM Modi.

US Prez Trump, Ivanka Trump at Rashtrapati Bhavan For Ceremonial Reception

US President Donald Trump and senior advisor Ivanka Trump arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the ceremonial reception on Tuesday.

US President Trump Accorded Ceremonial Reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan

US President Donald Trump was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday, 25 February. Trump arrived at the President Ram Nath Kovind's residence along with First Lady Melania Trump and senior advisor Ivanka Trump.

They were received by the president, his wife Savita Kovind and PM Narendra Modi.

Trump Inspects Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan

US President Trump inspected the Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan as he was accorded a ceremonial reception.

Preparations Underway at Delhi Govt School Where Melania Trump Would be Visiting

Preparations are underway at the government school in Delhi's Nanakpura, where First Lady Melania Trump will be visiting on Tuesday.

Trump Reaches Rajghat to Pay Floral Tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

After being accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, US President Trump headed to Rajghat to pay floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi.

Along with writing a message in the visitor's book, Trump also planted a tree at the site.

Gates at Mandi House, ITO and Delhi Gate Stations Closed: Delhi Metro

Donald Trump's Message in the Visitor's Book at Rajghat

"The American people stand strongly with a sovereign and wonderful India - The vision of the great Mahatma Gandhi. This is a tremendous honor!" wrote the US president in the visitor's book at Rajghat.

Trump-Modi Bilateral Talks Underway at Hyderabad House

US President Donald Trump met PM Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House, where the two leaders are holding bilateral talks, which will be followed by a joint press briefing.

First Lady Melania Trump at Delhi Government School

US First Lady Melania Trump reached a Delhi government school in Nanakpura, where she is attending a happiness class.

‘People Love You’: US President Donald Trump to PM Modi

Addressing the media in Delhi on Tuesday, US President Trump said it was a "great honour" for him to visit India and see thousands of people gathered to welcome him.

Referring to the 'Namaste Trump' event in Ahmedabad on Monday, Trump said, "People were there maybe more for you (PM Modi) than for me. There were 125,000 people inside. Every time I mentioned you, they cheered more. People love you here."

PM Modi also thanked Trump for visiting India at his invitation despite being "very busy"

Defence Deals Worth $3 Bn Finalised: Trump

US President Donald Trump, during the joint press statement with PM Modi, said that the two countries agreed to cooperate to deal with "radical Islamic terrorism". He also made a reference to Pakistan in his address, saying that US is working positively with the country to deal with terrorism.

Modi, in his address, too said that they have decided to enhance efforts to hold supporters of terrorism accountable.

After holding bilateral talks at Hyderabad House, Trump also pointed out that defence deals worth $3 billion were finalised.

"Defence cooperation between two countries is reflective of rising strategic partnership between India and US," PM Modi declared.

'Agreed to Initiate Negotiations for a Big Trade Deal': PM Modi

On the issue of a trade deal, PM Modi said, "India and US are committed to openness, fair and balanced trade... We have agreed to initiate negotiations for a big trade deal. We are confident that it will yield good results."

Trump, on his part, too said that there was a focus on having a comprehensive trade deal during the talks.

Blue Dot Network, 5G Technology Figure in Modi-Trump Talks

Among other things discussed during the bilateral talks between India and US, which found a mention in the joint statement of Trump and Modi, were a new mechnanism to contain drug trafficking, 5G telecom technology, the situation in the Indo-Pacific and the blue dot network for sustainable projects.

'Markets Will Jump Thousands When I Win Elections': US President Trump

Addressing the media on Tuesday, 25 February, US President Donald Trump said that India is buying $3 billion worth of helicopters.

Talking about the coronavirus outbreak, the US president said he has spoken to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, adding that "China is working very hard" to contain the virus.

Trump exhumed confidence that he would win the upcoming Presidential elections and said that the "markets will jump thousands when I win."

Modi & Trump Moving Towards 'Big Sector' in trade Sector: FS Shringla

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla taking about Trump’s visit said, “On security and defense there was an understanding that we have a strong strategic partnership, that is now referred to as comprehensive strategic global partnership.”

Shringla added that the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump went for over five hours during the visit.

He added, “PM and the President said there was 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.”

Shringla said that the thinks the two leaders have decided to move towards what was referred to as a ‘big deal’ in the trade sector.

He further continued that the two leaders have decided that they would conclude the ongoing discussions as soon as possible and give it a legal framework and the text could be finalized with legal vetting as soon as possible,” reported ANI.’

'Nobody Has Done More Than Me': Trump on US' Role in Eliminating Terrorism

Addressing a press conference, US President Donald Trump said, “India is a tremendous country and has a terrific leader. I think the people like us more now than they ever liked us before.”

Talking about the controversial Russian interference in the US elections of 2016, Trump said that “somebody leaked the intelligence but nobody ever told us. They have got to stop leaking such Intel.”

When asked about the potential deal between US and Taliban, he said,“We'll see what happens. After 19 years, we would like to bring our young people back home. The areas are a hotbed of problems. If something happens, we will hit them very hard. But so far it good.”

Trump further said, “Nobody has done more than what I have done. But Iran, Russia should do their bit on countering and eliminating terrorists.”

On violence in North East Delhi and CAA, he said, “We did talk about religious freedom. The PM said he wants people to have religious freedom. They have worked really hard on it. I heard about the individual attacks but I did not discuss it. It is up to India.”

'Harvey Weinstein's Conviction a Victory for Women': Trump

Talking about Harvey Weinstein who has been convicted of sexual assault and rape, Trump said, “I was never a fan of Harvey Weinstein. He wanted to defeat me. How did that turn out? I don't know much about the case. I knew him a little, but he was not a person I liked.”

He added, “The democrats loved him, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton loved him too.”

Asked about the verdict being a milestone in the #metoo movement, he said, “I haven't seen much about the case because I am in India. But for the women, I think it was a great victory and sends a very strong message.”

'Anything I Can Do to Help, I Will': Trump on Kashmir Issue

US President Donald Trump on being asked about terrorism emerging from Pakistan “We talked a lot about it at length today. No question that it is a problem. They are working on it. I said I will do whatever I can do to help because my relationship with both gentlemen (PM Modi and PM Imran) is so good.”

"Anything I can do to mediate/help, I would do. 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,” he added.

Ram Nath Kovind Welcomes Donald Trump at Rashtrapati Bhavan

US Prez Donald Trump Leaves After Dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan

United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump has left after attending dinner banquet hosted by the President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present.

US Prez Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump Depart From Delhi

United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have departed from Delhi following the conclusion of their two-day visit to India.

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