Donald Trump India Visit Updates: US President Leaves For India

President Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top brass of his administration, will kick-start an eagerly awaited tour of India on Monday.

Donald Trump India Visit Updates: US President Leaves For India

India is all set to host US President Donald Trump with on his maiden visit to New Delhi.

New Delhi:

India is all set to host US President Donald Trump with his maiden visit to the country in what's expected to be an unprecedented grand welcome ever hosted by New Delhi to welcome a head of a nation.

President Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top brass of his administration, will kick-start an eagerly awaited tour of India on Monday.

Trump will visit Ahmedabad, Agra and New Delhi in his 36-hour lond visit. Estimates say that India spent crores of Rupees in making special arrangements to honour the US head of state.

News agency Press Trust of India reports that Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are likely to focus on a wide variety of bilateral and regional issues that will include trade and investment, defence and security, counter-terrorism, energy security, religious freedom, proposed peace deal with Taliban in Afghanistan and situation in the Indo-Pacific.

Here are the Highlights on Donald Trump's India visit:

Feb 24, 2020 00:20 (IST)
"PM Said This Event Will Be The Biggest": Trump Before Leaving For India
US President Donald Trump has left for a two-day visit to India today with an upbeat remark, saying he was told by his "friend", Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that his visit would be the "biggest event" India ever had. The US President left Washington DC this evening with First Lady Melania Trump, his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who are advisors to the President. A high-powered delegation is accompanying the group.

"I look forward to being with the people of India, we will be with millions and millions of people. I get along very well with PM, he is a friend of mine. PM told me this will be the biggest event they have ever had," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Feb 24, 2020 00:19 (IST)
Amit Shah Arrives In Gujarat Ahead Of "Namaste Trump" Event
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday arrived in Ahmedabad ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to the city on Monday. Mr Shah is expected to stay in the city till Monday evening, a BJP leader said. Shah is also the president of Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) that owns the newly-built cricket stadium at Motera, where Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address over one lakh people in the event christened as ''Namaste Trump''.

"Amit Shah has arrived today. He will stay till Monday evening," said Gujarat BJP spokesperson, Bharat Pandya.

PTI Input
Feb 23, 2020 22:56 (IST)
All Security Measures In Place For Trump Visit: UP Police Chief HC Awasthi
Uttar Pradesh DGP HC Awasthi on Sunday said that all security measures, including the deployment of sniper teams, bomb disposal squads, commando units are in place in view of US President Donald Trump's visit to India. "We have put all security measures in place including the deployment of sniper teams, bomb disposal squads, commando units and others," said Mr Awasthi in a video message. He assured that Uttar Pradesh Police is determined to provide best security arrangements to the dignitaries.

ANI Input

Feb 23, 2020 22:08 (IST)
India 24th Country To Be Visited By Donald Trump
India is the 24th country that US President Donald Trump will be visiting since he assumed office three years ago. Out of the 23 countries Trump has visited so far, India is the second country in South Asia which President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are visiting.

Donald Trump has visited Afghanistan, Argentina, Canada, China, Finland, Iraq, Israel, North Korea, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Vatican City and the West Bank.

He made two trips each to Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, South Korea, Switzerland and Vietnam in the last three years and three trips each to Japan and the United Kingdom. France is the only country which President Trump has visited four times in the last three years. The First Lady has accompanied Trump on most of his foreign trips.

IANS Input

Feb 23, 2020 20:05 (IST)
BREAKING: Donald Trump Leaves For India
US President Donald Trump has left for India for his two days visit. He is accompanied by wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
 
Feb 23, 2020 20:03 (IST)
Honoured To Return To India: Ivanka Trump
"Two years after joining @narendramodi at the Global Entrepreneurial Summit in Hyderabad, I am honored to return to India with @POTUS and @FLOTUS to celebrate that the grand friendship between the world's two largest democracies has never been stronger!"
Feb 23, 2020 18:50 (IST)
Airlines Ask Passengers To Arrive 3 Hours Before Departure
A day ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to Ahmedabad, various airlines have issued an advisory for February 24 asking passengers to arrive the airport three hours prior to the scheduled departure of their flights.

This has been done keeping in view of the heavy traffic congestion due to blocked roads in the city.

Passengers have been asked to keep a tab on live traffic and to carry a hard copy of their itinerary and photo-ID to access the blocked roads.

ANI Input
Feb 23, 2020 17:52 (IST)
US President Donald Trump, Melania Trump Likely To Be Accorded Traditional Welcome: Report
US President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump are likely to be accorded a traditional welcome complete with the traditional ''teeka'', garlands and stole at the ITC Maurya here on Monday night, sources said.

The five-star hotel, symbolised by the distinctive logo of hands folded in the traditional ''Namaste'', will harp on its own branding and the fact that ''Namaste Trump'' has been trending all over.

The entire hotel will resonate with the theme of ''Namaste''.

PTI Input

Feb 23, 2020 17:45 (IST)
Unprecedented Security Measures In Place In Delhi
ITC Maurya, the hotel where US President Donald Trump will check-in on Monday, has been brought under an unprecedented security cover with anti-sabotage teams involving the Army and paramilitary conducting checks on the routes to be taken by the visiting dignitary.

Security agencies are also working in close coordination with the US Secret Service, officials told news agency Press Trust of India.

Anti-drone detachment of NSG, snipers, elite SWAT commandos, kite catchers, canine units, sharp shooters on high-rise buildings and Parakram vans have also been deployed along the routes and areas in and around the hotel where Trump will be staying, they said.

PTI Input

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