The 'Namaste Trump' event to welcome the US President drew over 1 lakh people to Ahmedabad's Motera Stadium
The US President was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan at 10:00 am. The ceremony will be followed by a visit to Rajghat, where he will pay tributes to India's Freedom Fighter Mahatma Gandhi.
The prime minister said India-US ties are no longer just another partnership, but is a far greater and closer relationship
Addressing a huge crowd at Ahmedabad' Motera Stadium, Trump said that US' 'relationship with Pakistan is a very good one, signs of progress with Pakistan; hopeful for reduced tensions in South Asia.'
During the visit, Trump and Melania also tried their hands on the khadi spinning wheel
The prime minister said India-US relations are no longer just another partnership. 'It is a far greater and closer relationship now. One is the 'land of the free' the other believes the world is one family,' he said.
While leaving for India, Trump said he is going to discuss business with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which makes it clear that his trip is aimed at boosting US trade, the Sena said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed US President Donald Trump's visit to India as a "new chapter" in the historic Indo-US relations, adding their ties is no longer just another partnership but a far greater and closer relationship. Follow live updates here
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 that has was been spruced up for Trump's visit.
Trump's visit to India provides an opportunity for the two countries to improve their bilateral relationship and strengthen strategic interests, say senior officials.
The best thing that Modi can hope for in this visit is that he is able to mobilise Indians in America to vote Republican and try and help Trump return to power, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.
'We can have a trade deal with India. But I'm really saving the big deal for later,' Donald Trump said.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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