Namaste Trump: US President, First Lady Melania arrive in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the Trumps in Ahmedabad and hugged the US President.
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have arrived in India on a two-day state visit. The presidential jet Air Force One landed in Ahmedabad on Monday afternoon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the Trumps and hugged the US President. Trumps’ two-day state visit comes ahead of the Republican leader’s potential re-election.
Air Force One landed in Ahmedabad -- largest city in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- just after 11.30 am.
Trump and Modi will participate in a roadshow from the airport to the Sabarmti Ashram and from there to the newly-built Motera cricket stadium, where over a lakh people are expected to be present for the "Namaste Trump" event.
Dance groups and singers from different parts of the country will be performing on stages that are dotting the 22-km route of the "India roadshow" in the city.
Huge billboards of the two leaders and replicas of historic places in Gujarat have also been placed along the roads where people will greet the two leaders.
Ahead of his arrival, Trump tweeted in Hindi, saying:
हम भारत आने के लिए तत्पर हैं । हम रास्ते में हैँ, कुछ ही घंटों में हम सबसे मिलेंगे!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020
PM Modi replied to the US President’s tweet, saying:
Apart from Barack Obama, Trump is the only other US President to visit India in his first term. Issues expected to be discussed during the visit include an open Indo-Pacific, reduced trade barriers, boost to counter-terror cooperation and mitigating Indian concerns over H-1B visas.