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US President Donald Trump Concludes His 2-Day Visit To India, Departs From Delhi With First Lady Melania

On Day Two Of His India Visit, US President Donald Trump Will Be Accorded Hold Talks With Prime Minister Narendra Modi And Will Be Hosted By President Ram Nath Kovind.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 25 Feb 2020, 10:48:27 PM
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President Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi met at Hyderabad House for restricted and delegation-level talks (Photo Credit: ANI)

New Delhi:

India and the US on Tuesday finalised defence deals worth USD 3 billion, and signed three MoUs, including one in energy sector, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the two countries have decided to take Indo-US ties to comprehensive global partnership level. The unprecedented and historic welcome given to Trump in India will be remembered, said Modi at a joint press meet with Trump and added that the relations between the two countries are not merely confined to governments but are people-driven. The relations between the two countries have never been as good as they are now, Trump said, adding that the countries have made "wonderful deal".

US President Donald Trump is in national capital on Tuesday on the second day of his 36-hour visit to India. After sharing the stage for the 'Namaste Trump' event on Monday, the US President met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today for extensive talks aimed at expanding India-US global partnership. The restricted and delegation-level talks between Trump and Modi were held at Hyderabad House. 

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Earlier on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The US president was then accorded a tri-services guard of honour at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Trump's daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and several top officials of the US administration were also present at the ceremony. The Trumps then visited Rajghat to pay homage at the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi. Meanwhile, Melania Trump interacted with students at a Delhi government school and witnessed various activities as part of the 'happiness curriculum'.

US President Donald Trump, who arrived in India on Monday, was given a red-carpet welcome in Ahmeadabad. Trump and Modi addressed almost one lakh people at the world's largest cricket stadium in the “Namaste Trump” event.

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After the talks at Hyderabad House, Prime Minister Modi hosted a lunch for the US President. The US President and First Lady will be hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in evening before returning home.

(With Agency Inputs)


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PM Modi and I affirmed our commitment to protecting our citizens from radical Islamic terrorism. In this effort the US is also working productively with Pakistan to confront terrorists who operate on its soil: Donald Trump

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In our discussions, PM Modi and I affirmed our two countries' commitment to protecting our citizens from radical Islamic terrorism. In this effort the US is also working productively with Pakistan to confront terrorists who operate on its soil: President Trump

We have expanded our defence cooperation with agreements for India to purchase more than US$ 3 billion worth of advanced American military equipment, including Apache & MH-60 Romeo Helicopters- finest in the world. These will enhance our joint defence capabilities: President Trump

Melania and I have been awed by the majesty of India and the exceptional generosity and kindness of the Indian people. We will always remember the magnificent welcome the citizens of your home state (of PM Modi) showed us upon arrival: Donald Trump

The most important foundation of the special relationship between India and the USA is people to people contact. Professionals, students, the Indian diaspora in USA have a major contribution in this: PM Modi

We have agreed to initiate negotiations for big trade deal, we are confident that it will yield good results: PM Modi

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President Trump and I we discussed every important aspect of US-India partnership, be it defence and security, energy strategic partnership, trade or people to people ties. The strengthening in defence ties between India and US is an important aspect of our partnership: PM Modi

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are issuing a joint press statement at Hyderabad House. 


Students gift Madhubani paintings made by them to First Lady of the United States Melania Trump.



Very inspiring that students begin their day with practising mindfulness and connecting with nature. Want to thank all educators for setting positive example and giving skills, knowledge to students: Melania Trump 

In the US, I work with children like you to promote similar ideas of well-being through my 'BE BEST' initiative. 3 pillars of 'BE BEST' include dangers of drug abuse, importance of online safety and overall well-being of children: Melania Trump

The President and I are happy to be here. The ‘happiness curriculum’ is very inspiring: Melania Trump

Namaste! It's a beautiful school. Thank you for welcoming me with a traditional dance performance. This is my first visit to India, people here are so welcoming and so kind: Melania Trump at Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School in Nanakpura

Delhi students greet the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump at Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School in Nanakpura. Students also performed on a folk song during the visit.





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US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi hold talks, at Hyderabad House. PM Modi thanked President Trump for visiting India with his family. US President thanked PM Modi and India for their hospitality.




First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump meets and interacts with students at Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School.



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First Lady Melania Trump arrives at Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School at Nanakpura in Delhi. She is visiting the school as part of her visit to the city today.



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PM Narendra Modi receives US President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump, at Hyderabad House.



US President Donald Trump's message in the visitor's book at Raj Ghat, 'The American people stand strongly with a sovereign and wonderful India - The vision of the great Mahatma Gandhi. This is a tremendous honor!'



US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump plant a tree at Raj Ghat



US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat.



US President Donald Trump, the First Lady Melania Trump, President Ram Nath Kovind, his wife Savita Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for a group photo at Rashtrapati Bhavan.



US President Donald Trump inspects the Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan.



Donald Trump will be accorded a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan shortly.



US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of the ceremonial reception of the US President.



Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory for today. "From forenoon till around 4 pm on 25th February, traffic is likely to remain heavy in the areas of Moti Bagh, Chanakyapuri, India Gate, areas around ITO, Delhi Gate and the adjoining areas of Central and New Delhi. In the evening, traffic is likely to remain heavy in Chanakyapuri, RML roundabout, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi Cantonment, Delhi-Gurgaon Road (NH-48) & adjoining areas. Necessary traffic diversions as per ground situation may also be enforced."

According to ANI, First Lady Melania Trump will be visiting a Delhi Government school in Nanakpura today.



US President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania would be accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday morning. The Trumps will then visit Rajghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.


President Trump will then hold restricted and delegation-level talks with PM Modi at Hyderabad House. Prime Minister Modi would also host a lunch for the US president after the talks.


Trump is expected to attend certain private events at the US embassy, including a roundtable with industry representatives, in the afternoon.


In the evening, the US president will meet President Ram Nath Kovind and attend a grand banquet for select guests at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Trump will depart from India later in the evening.

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First Published : 25 Feb 2020, 08:06:11 AM