Trump and Melania Trump being received by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his Trump's India visit in Feb 2020
Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump landed in Ahmedabad in Gujarat on
Monday for his 36-hour-long India visit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had
already arrived in Ahmedabad, welcomed Trump, who is on his first visit to
India after becoming the US president in 2016.
Force One plane carrying Trump and wife Melania lands at Sardar Vallabhbhai
Patel airport at 11.37 am.
the day, Trump tweeted in Hindi on his way to India, saying he is eager to
visit the country and would be soon meeting all. On board the special Air Force
One aircraft along with his delegation, he took to the microblogging site to
express his eagerness and posted the tweet in Hindi: “Ham Bharat Aane Ke
Liye Tatpar Hain. Ham Raste Me Hain, Kuchh Hi Ghanton Me Ham Sabse Milenge. (We
are eager to visit India. We are on our way and would be soon meeting
all)”. Soon came PM Modi’s reply: ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’.
President is accompanied by First Lady Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law
Jared Kushner and the top brass of his administration.
his departure, Trump said he had committed to visit India long time back and he
is looking forward to be with the people of India.
maiden visit to India is expected to significantly ramp up bilateral defence
and strategic ties but unlikely to produce tangible outcome in resolving thorny
issues like trade tariffs.
36-hour-long visit by Trump is also set to send across a clear message of
growing congruence of interests on major geopolitical developments in the
region and beyond, particularly when China has been expanding its military
might and economic clout.
President will have a brief re-fuel stopover in Germany en-route to India.
is seeking re-election in the US presidential elections in November, will
arrive on Monday around noon in Ahmedabad in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s
home state of Gujarat.
Minister Modi is expected to receive Trump at the airport.
thousands of people are expected to greet Trump in a massive roadshow in
Ahmedabad before he arrives at the newly-built Motera cricket stadium, which
has a capacity of over 1,00,000 people, for the ‘Namaste Trump’ event.
Trump’ will be similar to the landmark ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event hosted by the
Indian-American community in honour of Prime Minister Modi during his visit to
Houston in September 2019.
Ahmedabad, the US president will travel to Agra to have a glimpse of the iconic
Taj Mahal. The Trump family will spend about an hour at the Taj Mahal before
sunset. Then they will leave for Delhi for the main leg of the visit.
morning of February 25, Trump and the First Lady would be accorded a ceremonial
welcome at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
they would go to Rajghat to pay homage at the ‘samadhi’ of Mahatma Gandhi.
It would be
followed by restricted and delegation-level talks between Trump and Modi at
Hyderabad House. Prime Minister Modi would host a lunch for the US president
following the bilateral talks.
afternoon, Trump is expected to attend certain private events at the US
Embassy, including a roundtable with industry representatives.
evening, the US president will meet President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati
will be hosted by Kovind. President Trump would depart from India later that