LIVE: Trump wraps up day 1 of visit, arrives in Delhi after Taj Mahal visit

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, pause as they tour the Taj Mahal, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Agra, India | (AP/PTI)
Trump India visit LIVE updates: US President Donald Trump on Monday asserted that relations with India hold a special place for his country, saying that America "loves" and will always be "loyal" to India. Addressing the 'Namaste Trump' event at the Motera Stadium in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, Trump also announced that the US will seal defence deals worth $3 billion on Tuesday.

The US president also heaped praises on Modi as he described him as an "exceptional leader" who works day and night for India. Trump also touched on India's cultural diversity and riches as he highlighted the success of its blockbuster movies like DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) and Sholay, and its sporting icons like Sachin Tedulkar and Virat Kohli.

Trump is on a two-day trip to India, along with his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka. With this brief visit, he aims at reinvigorating ties between the world's biggest democracies that have been strained by trade rows.

The US President will now visit the Taj Mahal. On Day-2, India, US may firm up military, defence ties.

3:42 PM IST #WATCH live from Delhi: US President Donald Trump addresses media https://t.co/1ctunru0fX — ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020

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7:21 PM IST All roads leading to ITC Maurya, the hotel which will host US President Donald Trump, have been fortified with snipers, elite SWAT commandos and sharp shooters on high-rise buildings, officials said on Monday. Trump, who is accompanied by his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner and a host of senior officials of the US administration, is expected to check-in at the hotel on Monday evening. The entry and exit to the hotel is being strictly monitored by security agencies and it has not taken any bookings till Trump is in Delhi.

7:00 PM IST Having visited the Taj Mahal in Agra, US President Donald Trump left for New Delhi on Monday evening. President Trump, accompanied by wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, had arrived in Agra to visit Taj Mahal earlier in the day.  

6:32 PM IST मैं  इसी  लिए भारत आया हूँ, सद्भावना और प्रेम के साथ ताकि हम अपनी अभिलाषा  प्रतीक अपनी सांझेदारी और अविश्वसनीय  विस्तार  सकें l pic.twitter.com/gywJmRek1Y — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020

6:21 PM IST The landmark Afghan peace deal has received "tremendous support", President Donald Trump said on Monday in India, ahead of a possible agreement between the US and the Taliban in the war-torn country on February 29.

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5:29 PM IST US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday evening visited the iconic Taj Mahal as they marvelled at the famed 17th century Mughal-era mausoleum built as a monument of love.   Trump, accompanied by his wife, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, arrived in Agra from Ahmedabad.

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US President Donald Trump addresses business leaders in New Delhi

Trump arrives in Delhi


Roads leading to ITC Maurya fortified, hotel put under heavy security cover

All roads leading to ITC Maurya, the hotel which will host US President Donald Trump, have been fortified with snipers, elite SWAT commandos and sharp shooters on high-rise buildings, officials said on Monday.

Trump, who is accompanied by his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner and a host of senior officials of the US administration, is expected to check-in at the hotel on Monday evening.

The entry and exit to the hotel is being strictly monitored by security agencies and it has not taken any bookings till Trump is in Delhi.

President Trump leaves for New Delhi from Agra

Having visited the Taj Mahal in Agra, US President Donald Trump left for New Delhi on Monday evening.

President Trump, accompanied by wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, had arrived in Agra to visit Taj Mahal earlier in the day.

 

'This is why I came to India': Trump tweets in Hindi

Afghan peace deal receives 'tremendous support': President Trump

The landmark Afghan peace deal has received "tremendous support", President Donald Trump said on Monday in India, ahead of a possible agreement between the US and the Taliban in the war-torn country on February 29.

Taj Mahal inspires me, writes Trump in visitor's book


Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner at the Taj Mahal


Prez Trump visits Taj Mahal, says America loves India

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday evening visited the iconic Taj Mahal as they marvelled at the famed 17th century Mughal-era mausoleum built as a monument of love.
 
Trump, accompanied by his wife, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, arrived in Agra from Ahmedabad.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Taj Mahal.


Artists perform, students line the streets as US Prez Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump head to Taj Mahal


US Prez Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner witness artists perform at the airport in Agra. (ANI)


Working with Islamabad to target terror on Pak border: Trump at Motera

India and the US are committed to defend their people from radical islamic terrorism, resolved to significantly expand defence ties and are working on a "fantastic" trade deal, said US President Donald Trump on Monday while asserting that his country "loves" and is "loyal" to India. Read More Here
 

In Pics: PM Modi welcomes US President, First Lady in traditional style

US President and PM Modi addressed the Motera Stadium on arriving in India. Reuters

US President was welcomed by PM Modi in Ahmedabad. Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump is welcomed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrives at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad. Reuters

Donald Trump's Taj visit: Royal graves get mud pack, chandelier refurbished

Authorities at the Archaeological Survey of India had "advanced the dates" for mud-pack treatment for the graves of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and wife Mumtaz Mahal at Taj Mahal in view of US President Donald Trump's planned visit to the famed mausoleum on Tuesday, an official said. The 17th-century monument to love, built over a period of nearly 20 years by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife after her death in 1631, is being refurbished to welcome the American leader and US First Lady Melania Trump. Read More Here

Security personnel patrol the premises of Taj Mahal ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit. PTI
 
“We make the greatest weapons ever made. Airplanes. Missiles. Rockets. Ships. We make the best and we’re dealing now with India. But this includes advanced air-defense systems and armed and unarmed aerial vehicles,” Trump told a cheering crowd at Ahmedabad on Monday as he shared the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
PM Modi: Trust is the base for relationship, not only between two people, but also between two countries. I have seen trust between India and US strengthen.

India-US united in fighting terror, says Trump

Both countries are united in defending citizens from threat of radical Islamic terrorism. Under my administration we unleashed full power of American military on bloodthirsty killers of ISIS. Today ISIS territorial caliphate is 100% destroyed. Monster Al Baghdadi is dead, says Donald Trump.

Trump visit: Hindu Sena organises 'yagna'

A fringe Hindu outfit on Monday organised a 'yagna' ahead of talks between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The 'yagna' was organised by Hindu Sena at Jantar Mantar.
 
"We performed the rituals to seek God's blessings for PM Narendra Modi and Trump as they begin their talks and to pray that they can work together to eradicate terrorism," Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta said.  Meanwhile, members of various Left outfits and women's groups protested a few metres away at the same venue against Trump's visit, saying it does not augur well for India.

There is difference between nation that rises by coercion and one that rises by setting people free -- that is India: Trump


India embraces individual freedom, rule of law, dignity of every human being and where people worship side-by-side in harmony: Trump

India embraces individual freedom, rule of law, dignity of every human being and where people worship side-by-side in harmony: Trump

India and the US are committed to defend our people from radical islamic terrorism: President Trump


India, US to sign $3 billion-worth defence deal, says Trump at Motera

“I am pleased to announce that tomorrow our representatives will sign deals to sell over $3 billion, in the absolute finest state of the art military helicopters and other equipment to the Indian armed forces,” US President Donald Trump said.

LIVE: US makes the best weapons and has best in store for India, says Trump

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, says Trump.

India now a major market for the US, says Trump

India now a major market for the US and a booming America is great for this country, says Trump.

India will soon become the home to the world's largest middle class, says Trump at Motera

"India will soon become the home to the world's largest middle class. What is impressive is that India has achieved all this as a democracy and as a tolerant country," Trump said.

LIVE: President Trump talks about Bollywood and how people across the world like the film “DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge)”.

President Trump talks about Bollywood and how people across the world like the film “DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge)”.
 
Trump also hails Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli
"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," President Trump said.

LIVE: Trump hails PM Modi at 'Namaste Trump' event

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. India a miracle of democracy, Trump says
US President Donald 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.
US President Donald Trump: 5 months ago the United States welcomed your great Prime Minister at a giant football stadium in Texas and today India welcomes us at the world's largest cricket stadium right here in Ahmedabad.

America loves and respect India, says Trump at Motera Stadium

America loves India and will always be loyal and faithful to this country, says Trump

“India’s diversity was on display from the airport till here,” PM Modi said

PM Modi is talking about how he had addressed the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in Houston, Texas in September 2019.
 
 

Trump's daughter Ivanka arrives at Motera Stadium ahead of the 'Namaste Trump' event

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There's much to gain from Trump-Modi friendship: Indian-American Nikki Haley

Indian-American politician Nikki Haley has said that there is much to be gained from the friendship of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his maiden official visit to India.
 
Haley, who was America's envoy to the UN in the first two years of the Trump administration and the first-ever cabinet-ranking Indian-American in any presidential administration, said that she is proud to see Trump and First Lady Melania travel to India.
 
"The US and India are the two largest democracies in the world and share many values. There is much to be gained by the friendship of Modi and Trump," the top Republican leader said in a tweet.

 
Former White House official Peter Lavoy said that the Modi-Trump summit "will be consequential" because security ties will be advanced, Kashmir issue will be deferred, Afghanistan will be managed, trade differences will be mitigated, energy ties will be enhanced and defence deals will happen.
 
"All Americans look to 1.3 billion Indians to warmly embrace and celebrate America, as America has embraced and celebrated us here - E Pluribus Unum (the motto of the US). Now, it's time for our Motto to also mean: two proud sovereigns, bound in history and racing towards a joint destiny," said Ravi Batra, a New York-based attorney.

Namaste, Trump!: Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad

Trump visit: Agra residents eager to catch a glimpse of 'the Beast'

As the city awaits the arrival of US President Donald Trump for his maiden visit to Taj Mahal, many residents are eager to catch a glimpse of 'the Beast' -- the luxurious armoured vehicle of the American president.
 
The US Presidential limousine is expected to be part of Trump's convoy. However, district authorities have kept the details on the 'Beast' under tight wraps.
Days ahead of Trump's visit, a nearly 50-year-old iron bridge, which falls on the 13-km route designated for the convoy from Kheria Air Force station to Oberoi Amarvilas, had caused some hiccups for the district administration, as only 'light vehicles' were permitted to cross the bridge.
 
"That restriction on the bridge for use by only light vehicles was kept as a precautionary measure six months ago. But, after the announcement of President Trump's visit, we got the strength and capacity of the bridge checked multiple times and it is fine. It has a load capacity of 11.4 tonne," a senior official said.
 
All concerns were "discussed threadbare" and there is "no issue" on any part, he said.
 
Another senior official said, the district administration was asked to check the capacity of the bridge, and "they had given clearance from their side a few days ago".

Trump thanks Modi for Sabarmati Ashram visit


Trump to get glimpses of cultural diversity

India's cultural diversity along with rich traditions of Gujarat will be on full display during the roadshow of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad and their joint address at a cricket stadium here on Monday. Replicas of historic places in Gujarat are also being placed at strategic locations along the roadshow route.

Narendra Modi enroute Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad

Electric atmosphere at Motera Stadium as people eagerly wait to welcome President Trump: Modi

Trump, wife try spinning ''charkha'' at Sabarmati

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Monday tried their hands at spinning the 'charkha' (spinning wheel) at the Sabarmati Ashram here.
Accompanied by PM Narendra Modu, the US president and his wife went around the Ashram, before resuming the roadshow from the airport to the Motera stadium.
 
"To my great friend Prime Minister Naredra Modi, thank you for this wonderful visit," Trump wrote in the Ashram visitors' book.
 
The US President was briefed about Gandhiji and the importance of charkha as a symbol of self-reliance.
 
Trump reached Ahmedabad at 11.37 am for the first leg of his India visit. 

Modi and Trump would address people at Motera stadium

Over a lakh people are expected to be present for the 'Namaste Trump' event.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump spin the Charkha at Sabarmati Ashram.


Donald Trump, Melania Trump arrive in Ahmedabad airport



PM Modi is expected to give Trump a tour of the Ashram

President Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump have arrived at Sabarmati Ashram. PM Modi is expected to give Trump a tour of the Ashram.
 
Trump may spin the charkha at the Ashram. This would be similar to what Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had done during their visits. 
People arrive to attend the roadshow of the US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Ahmedabad, Monday, Feb 24, 2020. Photo: PTI

Locals, foreigners turned away as Rajghat closes for visitors ahead of Trump's visit

The entry of local and foreign visitors to Rajghat was prohibited on Monday ahead of the scheduled visit of US President Donald Trump to the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, officials said.
 
Trump would visit Rajghat on Tuesday to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.
 
Those turned away from the memorial included a group of 18 tourists from Ireland, who arrived on a bus as part of a guided tour of the national capital.
Visitors said they were "disappointed" because of the "unannounced" closure of the memorial.
 
"I was hoping to spend some time here. I had come here after checking on Google, which showed Rajghat is open today till 6 pm," said Manish, a local, who first dropped his younger sister at her examination centre in Chandni Chowk.
 
"I thought while my sister took her board exam, I'll stay here till 1 pm and then return home with her. On my way to Rajghat, I had also checked spending time at the Red Fort but that too appeared was locked down for visitors. It's disappointing," said Manish, who works for a private company in Gurgaon but had taken a day off.

US President Donald Trump's cavalcade enroute Sabarmati Ashram from the airport.

US President Donald Trump's cavalcade enroute Sabarmati Ashram from the airport

Horse mounted police personnel patrol along a route U. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are expected to take during their visit in Ahmedabad. Photo: PTI

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have left the Ahmedabad airport in ‘The Beast’ car

For most world leaders, the limousine is an essential component of a grand entry. While Queen Elizabeth II travels in her Bentleys, Japan's Emperor prefers a Toyota Century. For German Chancellor Angela Merkel it's got to be armoured Mercedes-Benz and Audi limos, while a Hongqi L5 works fine with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping and an Aurus Senat goes well with Russia President Vladimir Putin.
 
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Narendra Modi hugs US President Donald Trump

Modi greets US President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Ahmedabad

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Ahmedabad

Trump India Visit LIVE Updates: Air Force One is now taxing at the Ahmedabad airport

Trump India Visit LIVE Updates: Air Force One is now taxing at the Ahmedabad airport. Trump and the First Lady will soon be received by PM Modi.

Artists at the Airport Circle in Ahmedabad, ahead of the arrival of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump

Trump tweets in Hindi on way to India, says eager to visit country

US President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted in Hindi on his way to India, saying he is eager to visit the country and would be soon meeting all.
 
Trump, on board the special Air Force One aircraft along with his delegation, said in Hindi: "We are eager to visit India. We are on our way and would be soon meeting all".
 
The US President is accompanied by First Lady Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and the top brass of his administration.

Modi tweets 'Atithi Devo Bhava', which translates to 'the guest is God'

A group of dancers performing at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad

Modi reaches Ahmedabad; to welcome US President Donald Trump at airport

PM Narendra Modi reaches Ahmedabad; to welcome US President Donald Trump at airport.

Five langurs deployed to keep away monkeys during Donald Trump's Agra visit today

Despite heavy security arrangement for US President Donald Trump, the security agencies are worried about monkeys who create misery in Agra. To tackle it, the security agencies have deployed five langurs (long-tailed monkeys) on the route of Trump's convoy.

Will meet everyone in few hours, tweets Trump in Hindi

Crowds gather to greet Trump hours before he lands in India

Crowds were lining up outside a giant stadium in western India on Monday ahead of U.S.President Donald Trump's first visit to the country during which the two sides will aim to reset relations that have been buffeted by a trade spat.
 
Trump lands in Ahmedabad, the largest city in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, a little before noon local time (0630 GMT). A road show and a huge reception is planned in a 110,000-seat cricket stadium said to be the world's largest.
 
Modi, who has built a personal rapport with Trump, is pulling out the stops for Trump's visit even though a trade deal that Washington was pushing for has run into problems.
 
The rally in Ahmedabad will be a larger version of the "Howdy Modi" rally that Trump and Modi jointly appeared at in Houston to a jubilant crowd of 50,000 Indian Americans last year, where Trump likened Modi to Elvis Presley for his crowd-pulling power.

Ahmedabad ready to say Namaste Trump amid tight security

Amid high security arrangements and massive decorations, Ahmedabad is ready to welcome US President Donald Trump to participate in a roadshow with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and jointly address a gathering at the 'Namaste Trump' mega event at Motera cricket stadium.
 
Trump is scheduled to take a brief halt of about 15 minutes at Sabarmati Ashram during his roadshow from International Airport to the world's largest cricket stadium as the place was the epicentre of the country's freedom struggle during Mahatma Gandhi's 13 years' stay there between 1917 and 1930.
 
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will be hosting Trump along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when Air Force One carrying the US President, his family and a delegation led by him will touch down at the Ahmedabad airport at around 11.30 a.m.

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‘What the leaders of India want and are determined to have is a democracy that is indigenous to their own country – not English or American or French or Russian,’ wrote Eleanor Roosevelt. Diplomat, activist, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wife, according to Mrs. Roosevelt, who travelled across India in the spring of 1952, ‘the democracy India is building probably will never be exactly like ours.’ After all, she continued, ‘there is no reason it should be.’
 
Few American leaders understood this at the time. President Harry S. Truman had in fact dissuaded American envoys from accepting postings to post-independent India. India was, according to Truman, a country associated with ‘people sitting on hot coals and bathing in the Ganges.’ It was not ‘important.’
 
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Trump India visit: People form queues outside Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad

3,000 artistes, 15,000 school children to welcome Trump in Agra

From massive billboards bearing greeting messages to street roundabouts decked with American and Indian flags, Agra is waiting to welcome President Donald Trump on Monday amid a huge security deployment across the city.
 
Agra's Divisional Commissioner Anil Kumar said Trump is slated to arrive at Kheria airbase in the evening where he will be treated to a variety of dances by a group of about 350 artistes from Uttar Pradesh to the accompaniment of traditional instruments. "Along the route, 21 designated areas have been marked, where a total of 3,000 artistes will be showcasing different art and cultural forms of the regions, like Brij region," Kumar said.
 
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will welcome the US president on his arrival at the airport. Over 15,000 school students will line up the stre

Trump visit won''t make an iota of difference to Indians: Shiv Sena

Panning Donald Trump's visit to India, the Shiv Sena on Monday said the 36-hour-long sojourn of the US president in the country won't make 'an iota of difference' in the lives of poor and middle-class Indians.
 
While leaving for India, Trump has said he is going to discuss business with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which makes it clear that his trip is aimed at boosting US trade, the Sena said.
 
"There won't be an iota of difference in the lives of the poor and middle-class people in India due to Trump's visit. Then where is the question of people being appreciative or enthusiastic of his tour," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said.
 
"If there is any eagerness about Trump's visit, it may be in Ahmedabad, where he lands first," the Sena said.

President Trump's visit will further strengthen friendship between India and US: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India awaits the arrival of US President Donald Trump, asserting that his visit will further strengthen the friendship between the two countries.
 
"India awaits your arrival @POTUS @realDonaldTrump! Your visit is definitely going to further strengthen the friendship between our nations," Modi tweeted.
"See you very soon in Ahmedabad," he said, responding to a tweet by Trump that he was leaving for India with the US First Lady.
 
Trump will reach Ahmedabad around noon on Monday.

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Interestingly, for most world leaders, the limousine is an essential component of a grand entry. While Queen Elizabeth II travels in her Bentleys, Japan's Emperor prefers a Toyota Century. For German Chancellor Angela Merkel it's got to be armoured Mercedes-Benz and Audi limos, while a Hongqi L5 works fine with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping and an Aurus Senat goes well with Russia President Vladimir Putin.
 
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Students stand near Sabaramti Ashram in Ahmedabad, with the national flags of India and the US

Students stand near Sabaramti Ashram in Ahmedabad, with the national flags of India and the US, to welcome US President Donald Trump, the First Lady Melania Trump and other dignitaries who will visit the Ashram today.

Entry of visitors begins at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad

Entry of visitors begins at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, where US President Donald Trump will attend the 'Namaste Trump' event today. President Trump is arriving today in India, along with a high-level delegation.

Ahead of Trump's maiden visit, Business Standard travels down memory lane and recalls the India visits of previous POTUSes

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India awaits your arrival, PM Modi tells Trump

Security tightened outside Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad

Gujarat: Security tightened outside Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, sniffer dog of the US security also present. US President Donald Trump will visit the Ashram today upon his arrival to the city.

A group of Garba dancers perform at the Airport Circle in Ahmedabad.

US, India's simmering trade dispute

India’s red-carpet treatment of Trump, which includes the construction of a 1,640 foot-long wall to hide a slum from view along Trump’s motorcade route, as well as a state dinner, belies a simmering trade dispute.
Trump predicted that the crowds in India will make his domestic campaign rallies, typically attended by 10,000 to 20,000 people, “look like peanuts from now on.”

Trump ready for warm embrace, adulation

Trump ready for warm embrace, adulation
 
He is expected to receive a warm embrace from the ideologically aligned and hug-loving Prime Minister Narendra Modi, complete with a massive rally soon after his arrival Monday and then a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal.
 

Donald Trump's Taj visit: Royal graves get mud pack, chandelier refurbished

Authorities at the Archaeological Survey of India had "advanced the dates" for mud-pack treatment for the graves of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and wife Mumtaz Mahal at Taj Mahal in view of US President Donald Trump's planned visit to the famed mausoleum on Tuesday, an official said.
 
The 17th-century monument to love, built over a period of nearly 20 years by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife after her death in 1631, is being refurbished to welcome the American leader and US First Lady Melania Trump.

Modi my friend, says Trump

“I look forward to being with the people of India… I get along very well with PM Modi. He is a friend of mine,” Trump told reporters outside the White House.

Looking forward to being in India, trip not long enough, says Trump

Before leaving the White House, he told reporters, that he felt the two-day trip was not long enough, although it will be very exciting.
 
He said, "I'm going to be there one night. That's not too much."
 
But "it's going to be very exciting," he said.
US President Donald Trump is on the final leg of his journey to Ahmedabad after a short scheduled stopover at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany, according to the pool reporter travelling with him. Air Force One spent 80 minutes at the base for refuelling on Sunday and continued the journey at 11:30 p.m. local time (4 a.m. Monday in India) and is scheduled to reach Ahmedabad at 11:40 a.m.

Trump using Indian soil for his election campaign, says Chowdhury

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is spending crores of money for Donald Trump's visit and added that the US President is using Indian soil for his election campaign.
 
"It is not clear what India will gain from this. India will see 'Namaste Trump'. Modi ji is spending crores of rupees to make Trump happy. Trump said Modi ji promised him 10 million people who will welcome US President. What is the need for this? Trump is not Lord Rama then why is the need for spending so much amount of money," Chowdhury said.

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