Donald Trump India Visit Highlights: "Path-Breaking": PM Modi Thanks Donald Trump, Melania For India Visit

Donald Trump India visit Live: The US president and the first lady laid a wreath and paid floral tributes at Rajghat. The Trumps reached Rajghat after a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Donald Trump India Visit Highlights: 'Path-Breaking': PM Modi Thanks Donald Trump, Melania For India Visit

Donald Trump in India: Trump and PM Modi held extensive talks today including trade, defence, etc.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump today held extensive talks covering the entire spectrum of bilateral ties, including the key areas of defence, security, and trade and investment. During their talks at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, the two leaders are also expected to deliberate on regional issues, including the US' proposed peace deal with the Taliban, the situation in the Indo-Pacific, the threat of terrorism and the situation in the Gulf region. After the talks, the two sides will seal defence deals worth around USD 3 billion. The Trumps paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial in Rajghat in Delhi after a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, arrived in Ahmedabad around noon on Monday for the first leg of their 36-hour India visit. The US president was feted at the world's largest cricket stadium in the "Namaste Trump" event and was cheered by tens of thousands of people.
 

Here are the highlights on Donald Trump India visit day 2:

Feb 25, 2020 22:34 (IST)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart from Delhi following the conclusion of their two-day visit to India.

Feb 25, 2020 22:24 (IST)
"Path-Breaking": PM Modi Thanks Donald Trump, Melania For India Visit
As Donald Trump left for the US after his nearly 36-hour-long visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday night thanked the US President for coming to India.

PM Modi also said, "We have covered great ground as far as strengthening bilateral relations are concerned." This visit, he said, has been a "path-breaking one", news agency PTI reported.
Feb 25, 2020 22:15 (IST)
"Hope To See You Soon," Tweets PM Modi On Ivanka Trump's India Visit
"India is happy to have hosted Jared and you. Your liking towards India is clearly visible. My best wishes to you in your endeavours to further empowerment and enterprise among women. Hoping to see you both back in India soon!" tweeted PM Modi. 
Feb 25, 2020 22:04 (IST)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave after attending dinner banquet hosted by the President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also present.
Feb 25, 2020 20:58 (IST)
Menu of the dinner banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan hosted in the honour of US President Donald Trump.
Feb 25, 2020 20:56 (IST)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump meet Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Feb 25, 2020 20:54 (IST)
Music composer AR Rahman and chef Vikas Khanna present at the dinner banquet hosted by the President for the US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
Feb 25, 2020 20:24 (IST)
US President Trump, First Lady Mekian Meet PM Modi And Other Top Leaders
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and other Union Ministers, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Feb 25, 2020 20:00 (IST)
More Visuals From Rashtrapati Bhavan
Feb 25, 2020 19:53 (IST)
President Kovind Welcomes US President Trump, Wife Melania at Rashtrapati Bhavan
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump received at Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind. A dinner banquet will be hosted by the President in the honour of the US President.

Feb 25, 2020 18:23 (IST)
"We are being charged large amount of tariffs...I think you have to pay the highest tariff when you deal with India, Harley-Davidson has to pay tremendous tariffs when they send motorcycles here & when India sends to us, there is virtually no tariff," said US President Donald Trump.
Feb 25, 2020 18:08 (IST)
Want To Leave That To India, Hopefully They Will Make The Right Decision: Trump On Citizenship Act
"I want to leave that to India and hopefully they will make the right decision for their people," US President Donald Trump On Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). 
Feb 25, 2020 18:02 (IST)
Anything I Can Do To Mediate: Trump On Kashmir
"Anything I can do to mediate/help, I would do. They (Pakistan) are working on Kashmir. Kashmir has been a thorn in lots of people's sight for a long time. There are two sides to every story. We discussed terrorism at length today," said President Trump. 
Feb 25, 2020 17:49 (IST)
PM Modi Wants People To Have Religious Freedom: Trump On Delhi Violence And CAA
"We did talk about religious freedom. The PM said he wants people to have religious freedom. They have worked really hard on it. I heard about the individual attacks but I did not discuss it. It is up to India," said US President on violence in North East Delhi and Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), news agency ANI reported.  
Feb 25, 2020 17:42 (IST)
Indian Wants To See Peace In Afghanistan: Trump On US Peace Deal With Taliban
"Yes, I spoke to PM Modi on it. I think India would like to see it happen. We are pretty close. Everybody is happy about it," said US President Trump.
Feb 25, 2020 17:39 (IST)
Great Relationship With PM Modi: President Trump
US President Donald Trump said that he shares a great relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We had a great time. We had great meetings... This is a tremendous country. I think they like us more than they ever liked us. There is a great relationship between the Prime Minister and myself," said the US President.
Feb 25, 2020 17:10 (IST)
Indo-US Ties Are People-Driven, Tweets PM Modi
"Relations between India and USA are not merely ties between two governments. Ours is a friendship that is people-driven and people centric," tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Feb 25, 2020 16:24 (IST)
"It has been an honour to be here. You have a very special Prime Minister, he really knows what he is doing. He is a tough man. He has done a fantastic job. We work very closely together," said US President Donald Trump while interacting with business leaders in New Delhi. 
Feb 25, 2020 16:20 (IST)
Going To Cut A Lot More Regulations: US President Trump
"We are going to cut a lot more regulations. Some have to go through the statutory process," said US President Donald Trump while addressing India Inc at US embassy, news agency ANI reported.
Feb 25, 2020 16:18 (IST)
Fully Prepared To Tackle Coronavirus: US President Trump
"China is working very hard, I have spoken to President Xi. It looks like China is getting it under control. We are full prepared to tackle coronavirus," said US President Donald Trump, news agency ANI reported. 
Feb 25, 2020 16:03 (IST)
If We Win, Market Will Go Up Like A Rocket: US President Trump Addresses India Inc At US Embassy
While speaking at India Inc at US embassy in New Delhi, US President Donald Trump said that market will go up like a rocket if he wins in the upcoming presidential elections.
Feb 25, 2020 14:53 (IST)
Donald Trump in India: "Happiness Class" For Melania Trump

US First Lady Melania Trump sat down with schoolchildren at state government-run school in Delhi this afternoon as she attended the flagship "Happiness Class". Ms Trump was welcomed by students and teachers of the Sarvodaya Co-Education Senior Secondary School in south Delhi's Moti Bagh. The VVIP visit to the south Delhi school comes on a day several parts of northeast Delhi are seeing violence after protesters for and against the controversial citizenship law clashed. Schools across northeast Delhi are closed today.
Feb 25, 2020 14:32 (IST)
Melania Trump watches a dance performance by students

First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump watches a dance performance by students at Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School in Nanakpura.
Feb 25, 2020 13:42 (IST)
Trump on defence deals
"PM Modi and I agree and are working together for a free and balanced Indo-Pacific region. We also discussed defence in detail and have agreed on a comprehensive defence deal. The deal would include procurement of 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters by India. Another contract to acquire six AH-64E Apache helicopters..." President Trump said.
Feb 25, 2020 13:41 (IST)
"Was a great honour": Trump
"The last two days, especially yesterday at the stadium, it was a great honour for me. People were there maybe more for you (PM Narendra Modi) than for me... Every time I mentioned you, they cheered more. People love you here," President Donald Trump said.
Feb 25, 2020 12:12 (IST)
Melania Trump interacts with students in Delhi

First Lady of the US, Melania Trump interacts with students at Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School.

Feb 25, 2020 11:59 (IST)
US First Lady Melania Trump arrived at a government school in south Delhi on Tuesday to attend a session of the ''Happiness Class''. She was greeted by young students, who garlanded her and also applied ''teeka'' on her forehead. 

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Feb 25, 2020 11:37 (IST)
Delhi government school students wait to greet Melania Trump

Excited students dressed in traditional attires are waiting patiently for US First Lady Melania Trump at a Delhi government school in south Moti Bagh area. Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School has been decked up with floral garlands and motifs to welcome the US First Lady. 

Feb 25, 2020 11:36 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi meets US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Hyderabad House where the two world leaders are scheduled to hold talks on business.

Feb 25, 2020 11:16 (IST)
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!'
Feb 25, 2020 11:12 (IST)
PM Modi receives Donald Trump, Melania Trump

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

Feb 25, 2020 11:08 (IST)
Delhi's Hyderabad House decked up to host Modi-Trump meet

New Delhi's iconic Hyderabad House is all decked up to host the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at Hyderabad House, the place where meetings with foreign dignitaries are held. The building was adorned with flags of India and the US. The bilateral talks between two leaders will be followed by the signing of agreements between two sides and press statements by the two leaders. Earlier, the US President paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and was also given a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Feb 25, 2020 11:04 (IST)
US President Donald Trump & First Lady Melania Trump plant a tree at Raj Ghat.
Feb 25, 2020 10:58 (IST)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump write in the visitor's book at Raj Ghat. 
Feb 25, 2020 10:46 (IST)
Donald Trump, Melania Pay Homage To Mahatma Gandhi

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat.
Feb 25, 2020 10:33 (IST)
PM arrives at Hyderabad House

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Hyderabad House. US President Donald Trump will meet him shortly.
Feb 25, 2020 10:32 (IST)
Ahead of First Lady Melania Trump's visit to Delhi government schools,Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted, "It's just 18 months old initiative but early results have made us confident that Happiness Delhi is the ultimate solution to all violence & hate in mindsets that we r facing worldwide."
Feb 25, 2020 10:29 (IST)
Trumps India visit: Bernie Sanders slams Trump for selling weapons to India

Democratic presidential front-runner Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday slammed President Donald Trump for selling weapons to India, saying that the US should instead partner with New Delhi to fight climate change to save the planet. Bernie Sanders, who has won the Nevada and New Hampshire primaries and tied in Iowa, made the comments after Trump, who is on a two-day visit to India, on Monday announced that the US will sign defence trade deals worth USD 3 billion with India. In an address at a massive "Namaste Trump" rally at Motera stadium in Ahmedabad, Trump announced that deals to sell state-of-the-art military helicopters and other equipment worth over USD 3 billion will be sealed with India on Tuesday. "Instead of selling USD 3 billion in weapons to enrich Raytheon, Boeing and Lockheed, the United States should be partnering with India to fight climate change," Bernie Sanders said in a tweet, the first by a Democratic presidential candidate on Trump's India visit.
Feb 25, 2020 10:23 (IST)
Trumps to visit Mahatma Gandhi's memorial

President Trump and Melania Trump were received at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in a ceremonial welcome. This will be followed by their visit to Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Rajghat, where the US President will lay a wreath and observe a minute's silence.
Feb 25, 2020 10:19 (IST)
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.

Feb 25, 2020 10:12 (IST)
US President Donald Trump receives ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan, greeted with 21-gun salute.
Feb 25, 2020 10:10 (IST)
US President Donald Trump, wife Melania arrive at Rashtrapati Bhavan for ceremonial reception.

Feb 25, 2020 10:00 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar arrive at the Rashtrapatri Bhawan for ceremonial welcome.
Feb 25, 2020 09:55 (IST)
Donald Trump to Arrive Shortly
US President Donald Trump is scheduled to reach the Rashtrapati Bhawan shortly for the ceremonial reception by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.

Feb 25, 2020 09:49 (IST)
US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of the ceremonial reception of the US President.
Feb 25, 2020 09:08 (IST)
Donald Trump will meet President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan before leaving for the United States.

Feb 25, 2020 09:05 (IST)
Ahead of First Lady Melania Trump's visit to Delhi government schools, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, calling it a "great day for our teachers, students and Delhiites."
Feb 25, 2020 09:02 (IST)
India, US to Sign $ 3 billion Defence Deal: Donald Trump

In the United States, unemployment is at a record low. The US is known the world over to make the most advanced and feared weapon systems. Missiles, rockets, jets, helicopters, air defence systems, etc and now we are dealing with India. We look forward to a 3 billion dollar agreement, says Donald Trump. 
Feb 25, 2020 08:42 (IST)
Melania Trump to visit Delhi government school today

US First Lady Melania Trump will visit a Delhi government school in Nanakpura in New Delhi on Tuesday. She will visit the Sarvodaya Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School where she will review the "Happiness Class" programme implemented by the Delhi government. As a part of the programme, students are taught various activities including meditation, street plays, basic obedience aimed at reducing anxiety and stress levels among children. Melania Trump, accompanied by her husband President Donald Trump, are on their first official visit to India.

Feb 25, 2020 08:36 (IST)
PM Modi, Donald Trump to hold talks at Hyderabad House

Today, Donald Trump and the First Lady would be accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. From there, 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 Narendra Modi would host a lunch for the US president following the talks. In the afternoon, Trump is expected to attend certain private events at the US Embassy, including a roundtable with industry representatives. In the evening, the US president will meet President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. A banquet will be hosted by Kovind. President Trump would depart from India later on Tuesday evening. 
Feb 25, 2020 08:27 (IST)
India set to finalise long-pending defence deal with US during Trump's visit

India is set to finalise a long-pending defence deal with the United States during President Donald Trump two-day visit to India from February 24, a senior official said. Donald Trump will arrive in India on his maiden visit, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner or daughter Ivanka Trump, along with United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of Energy Dan Brouille.
Feb 25, 2020 08:08 (IST)
Ivanka Trump Finds Taj Mahal ''Awe-Inspiring''

Impressed by the beauty of Taj Mahal, White House Advisor Ivanka Trump on Monday said that the grandeur of the 17th century was "awe-inspiring". "The grandeur and beauty of the Taj Mahal is awe-inspiring!" Ivanka Trump wrote as she shared on Instagram pictures of herself with husband Jared Kushner in front of the Taj Mahal. Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner are part of the US delegation accompanying the US President.
Feb 25, 2020 08:06 (IST)
Nikki Haley hails Donald Trump-PM Modi friendship

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. Nikki 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.
Feb 25, 2020 08:01 (IST)
US-India partnership talks today

US President Donald Trump, who arrived in India along with First Lady Melania Trump, his daughter Ivanka Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner and a 12-member delegation yesterday, reached Delhi last night after the brief excursion at the Taj Mahal in Agra. President Trump and PM Narendra Modi will today aim to expand the India-US global partnership during their talks. 
Feb 25, 2020 07:59 (IST)
We will always be faithful and loyal friends of the Indian people!
Feb 25, 2020 07:44 (IST)
Hand-in-hand, Trumps tour Taj Mahal

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump spent nearly an hour on Monday at the Taj Mahal in Agra, their second stop after arriving in India for a two-day visit. The Trumps enjoyed the magnificent marble monument in the glow of the fading sun, the complex completely cleared of any other visitor or staff. The Trumps walked hand-in-hand into the 16th century mausoleum, known worldwide as the monument of love, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. "The Taj Mahal inspires awe. A timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture. Thank you India," President Trump wrote in the visitors' book soon after stepping into the complex for a private visit.


Feb 25, 2020 07:36 (IST)
"Melania Trump asked about mud pack treatment": Taj Mahal tour guide

The architectural grandeur of 17th century Taj Mahal and the story of its construction by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan left US President Donald Trump "impressed" during his visit to Agra, the guide who accompanied him said. Nitin Kumar, an Agra-based guide, said the first word the US President said after seeing the marble marvel was, "incredible". He and First Lady Melania Trump visited the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, the second stop on his less than 36-hour-long visit to India, and marvelled at the Mughal-era mausoleum built as a monument of love.
Feb 25, 2020 07:34 (IST)
Donald Trump in India: Melania Trump will visit Delhi Government school today

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

Feb 25, 2020 07:33 (IST)
Donald Trump to participate in various programmes
US President Donald Trump will participate in various programmes in Delhi, today. First  programme will be ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan. A meeting between Donald Trump and PM Modi is scheduled at Hyderabad House following which exchange of agreements will take place.

Feb 25, 2020 07:30 (IST)
Donald Trump Agra visit

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania visited Agra on Monday to keep their date with the Taj Mahal even as hundreds of artistes welcomed the American leader at the airport with beautiful performances reflecting the rich culture of Uttar Pradesh.
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