Live Update | State Visit of US President Donald Trump to India

Modi and Trump begin the state visit with a big hug.

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What we are covering?

~ Trump in India

~ Confluence and vibrancy of India’s culture and hospitality for US President

~ Trump and Modi talks

~ Possible Trade deal

~ Profiles of Team Trump in Ahmedabad

Trump’s Schedule for today

February 25, 2020

Arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace.

Head to Raj Ghat, the memorial to Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, and lay a wreath there.

Move to Hyderabad House for talks with Modi before delivering statements to the press.

In the afternoon, convene a news conference at his hotel.

US President offers to mediate on Kashmir, says it’s a thorn between India, Pak

Key deals signed on defence but not on trade between India and US

February 25, 2020

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Melania Trump at Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School in Nanakpura

“Namaste! It’s a beautiful school. Thank you for welcoming me to 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.

Modi-Trump Talk:  The two leaders likely to issue a joint statement outside Hyderabad House

February 25, 2020

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi just finished their closed-door bilateral meeting and gave short statements to the press.

“We have millions of people from India living in the United States and doing very well in the United States,” the President said.

Trade talks: He said he and Modi have made progress on “trade, fighter jets, commercial airlines, and various other things and energy,” adding that the countries are “working on some very substantial transactions.”

Smriti Irani won’t attend Melania Trump’s visit to Delhi school

February 25, 2020

Trump and Modi begin the day’s formal talks

February 25, 2020

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their tribute at the Raj Ghat.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at Raj Ghat

February 25, 2020

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their tribute at the Raj Ghat, the memorial to Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. They will also participate in a tree-planting ceremony.

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A Presidential Ceremony welcoming US President Donald Trump.

Trump arrived at the Indian presidential palace

February 25, 2020

President Donald Trump arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in New Delhi, escorted by riders on horseback and cannons booming in the distance.

Trump’s limousine pulled into the red dirt forecourt, where Trump was met by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.

Trump stood at attention underneath a red canopy as the US and Indian national anthems were played, before walking along a red carpet to review cordons of troops.

Trump will now head by motorcade to Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, to lay a wreath.

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PM Modi arrived in Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Hyderabad House. US President Donald Trump will meet him here shortly.

February 25, 2020

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Performers wearing traditional costumes greet President and first lady Trump in Agra. Source: CNN

Taj visit over, the Trumps will now head to Delhi

February 24, 2020

Uttar Pradesh: Trump and Melania to visit Taj Mahal

February 24, 2020

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump land at Agra airport. They will visit the Taj Mahal shortly.

India likely to ink US$ 3 Bn military deal with US

February 24, 2020

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

The “Namaste Trump” rally has finished

February 24, 2020

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will now motorcade back to Ahmedabad airport, from where they will fly to Agra. There, they will visit the world-famous Taj Mahal, before departing for the Indian capital, New Delhi.

Everything you want to know about the high profile Team Trump in Ahmedabad 

US President Donald Trump accompanied by his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner along with top brass of his administration landed in Ahmedabad today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the distinguished guests at the airport. Here are the people accompanying him.

Melania Trump 

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Melania Trump

Melania Trump, a former fashion designer, and at present, the first lady of the United States. She is the wife of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States. Melanija Knavs was born in Novo Mesto spent her childhood in Sevnica (Yugoslav Republic of Slovenia). As a fashion model, she had worked for many agencies in Milan and Paris, later Melania moved to New York City in 1996. 

Melania got the permanent resident of the United States and married Trump in 2005. She became a US citizen in 2006. She has the distinction to become the second first lady after Louisa Adams, who born outside the US.

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, has also arrived in India with the high-profile team. This is her second visit to the country. Two years ago, she attended the Entrepreneurial Summit in Hyderabad to participate in a session on women leaders in business.

Ivanka graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, she is the adviser to the President, her father, Donald Trump. She is a noted American businesswoman and the second child of Trump from his first wife, Ivana.

She is married to Jared Kushner; a real estate developer and they are blessed with three children.

Jared Corey Kushner

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Jared Kushner

Jared Corey Kushner, born in 1981 in New Jersey, is a noted real-estate developer as well as a newspaper publisher. At present, Kushner is a senior advisor to his father-in-law Trump’s administration. Real estate was his family business. Kushner bought Observer Media, publisher of the New York Observer. Currently, he is considered a Czar in real estate and publishing house business.

During the presidential election in 2016, Kushner had the responsibility to run the digital media strategy for Trump.

Steven Mnuchin

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Steven Mnuchin took oath as the 77th United States secretary of the treasury on February 13, 2017. He is a well-known American investment banker and civil servant. He graduated from Yale University in 1985; he joined investment bank Goldman Sachs where he worked for 17 years.

As Secretary of the Treasury, Mnuchin has the responsibility to make the US economy secure, create more and more job opportunities and bring prosperity and stability at home and abroad. Strengthening national security is another responsibility on the shoulder of Mnuchin.

Wilbur Ross

Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross is an American investor. The US President, Donald Trump, accommodated him in his administration. He was a banker and used to acquire and reconstruct the failed industries, then making them profitable. Ross had taken over several sectors such as steel, coal, telecommunications, and textiles and later improved the company’s overall conditions and made them profitable. Therefore, he was known as “King of Bankruptcy”.

Earlier, he was a Democrat until he switched to become a Republican in November 2016. He was born in 1937 in New Jersey. He graduated from Yale University where he used to edit a literary magazine and also worked with a radio station. He aimed to become a writer. Later he completed his MBA from Harvard University. He also worked as the Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of WL Ross & Co.

 

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Trump on the stage at Motera stadium.

“Everybody loves him, but I’ll tell you this, he’s very tough”: Trump praises Modi on stage.

Hails India’s role in fighting “radical Islamic terrorism”

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This is how Motera Stadium looks right now.

Everything you need to know about Ahmedabad, the city hosting President Trump

February 24, 2020

Ahmedabad seems like a kaleidoscope; it is both ancient and modern. On the one hand, it has spiritual peace and tranquillity, but on the other hand, it also has a busy modern life. Gandhi Ashram on the banks of Sabarmati River is the symbol of spiritual roots of India. Nowadays Ahmedabad is bustling with life and business activities. Click here.

Here’s what Trump wrote in the ashram visitor’s book

February 24, 2020

To my great friend Prime Minister Modi — thank you for this wonderful visit,” Trump wrote.

Namaste Trump Event will start soon

February 24, 2020

US President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, CM Vijay Rupnai and Governor Acharya Devvrat also present.

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

February 24, 2020

 

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

Is this Trump’s first visit to India?

February 24, 2020

This is Trump’s first visit to India as US President, Trump had last visited India in 2014 before he became US President.

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India welcomes Donald Trump

Trump lands in India; Arrival time: 11.30 AM (local time)

US President Donald Trump arrives in India for a state visit. Air Force One landed in Ahmedabad, the largest city in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Trump is in India for a two-day state visit. He and his team will see the confluence and vibrancy of India's culture and hospitality. This update series will cover all the important aspects of Trump's visit to India.
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