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From Namaste Trump to Happiness Class: Glimpses of Trump's India visit

US President Donald Trump held extensive talks on defence ties among other issues with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the Hyderabad House

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The special Air Force One aircraft landed in Ahmedabad at 11:40 am

The special Air Force One aircraft landed in Ahmedabad at 11:40 am
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Trump, on board the special Air Force One aircraft along with his delegation, said in Hindi: "We are eager to visit India. We are on our way and would be soon meeting all".

PM is greeted by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel on his arrival at airport

PM Narendra Modi is greeted by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel on his arrival at airport
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US President and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Ahmedabad

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Ahmedabad
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Photo: MEA

US President arrived on Monday in Ahmedabad for a two-day trip aimed at reinvigorating ties between the world's biggest democracies that have been strained by trade rows.

PM Modi welcomes US President and First Lady Melania Trump at the Ahmedabad airport

PM Modi welcomes US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Ahmedabad airport
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Photo: MEA

 

Gujarati folk dancers perform at the arrival of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Ahmedabad airport

Gujarati folk dancers perform at the arrival of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Ahmedabad airport
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Photo: ANI

India's cultural diversity along with rich traditions of Gujarat was on full display during the roadshow of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister in Ahmedabad. Replicas of historic places in Gujarat are also being placed at strategic locations along the roadshow route.

Prime Minister with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
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Photo: MEA India

 

President Trump coming to India with his family shows that India-US partnership is a much greater relationship, PM Modi said

President Trump coming to India with his family shows that India-US partnership is a much greater relationship, PM Modi said
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Photo: MEA India

 

Trump, wife try spinning ''charkha'' at Sabarmati Ashram, in Ahmedabad

Trump, wife try spinning ''charkha'' at Sabarmati Ashram, in Ahmedabad
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Photo: ANI

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Monday tried their hands at spinning the 'charkha' (spinning wheel) at the Sabarmati Ashram.

Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump speak at 'Namaste Trump' event at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump speak at 'Namaste Trump' event at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad
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Trump, accompanied by First Lady Melania and daughter Ivanka, attended a rally at Motera stadium in the city, the political home of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “We’re going to have millions and millions of people,” Trump told reporters before heading off Sunday morning.

A view of the crowd-packed Motera Stadium during the 'Namaste Trump' event, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

A view of the crowd-packed Motera Stadium during the 'Namaste Trump' event, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Sardar Patel Stadium, with seating capacity of 110,000, will be world’s largest cricket stadium and second largest stadium in the World. The Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, is the world’s largest stadium with a seating capacity of 114,000.

US President Donald Trump addresses the 'Namaste Trump' event, at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

US President Donald Trump addresses the 'Namaste Trump' event, at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Photo: ANI

US President Donald Trump on Monday asserted that relations with India hold a special place for his country, saying that America "loves" and will always be "loyal" to India. Addressing the 'Namaste Trump' event at the Motera Stadium in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, Trump also announced that the US will seal defence deals worth $3 billion on Tuesday. The US president also heaped praises on Modi as he described him as an "exceptional leader" who works day and night for India. Trump also touched on India's cultural diversity and riches as he highlighted the success of its blockbuster movies like DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) and Sholay, and its sporting icons like Sachin Tedulkar and Virat Kohli.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in ‘The Beast’ car

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in 'The Beast' car
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The limousine worth $1.56 million was presented to the US President in 2018, replacing the previous Cadillac One, used by Barack Obama. Interestingly, for most world leaders, the limousine is an essential component of a grand entry. While Queen Elizabeth II travels in her Bentleys, Japan's Emperor prefers a Toyota Century. For German Chancellor Angela Merkel it's got to be armoured Mercedes-Benz and Audi limos, while a Hongqi L5 works fine with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping and an Aurus Senat goes well with Russia President Vladimir Putin.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tour the historic Taj Mahal, in Agra

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tour the historic Taj Mahal, in Agra
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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday evening visited the iconic Taj Mahal as they marvelled at the famed 17th century Mughal-era mausoleum built as a monument of love. Trump, accompanied by his wife, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, arrived in Agra from Ahmedabad.

Taj Mahal inspires me, writes Trump in visitor's book

Taj Mahal inspires me, writes Trump in visitor's book
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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave at media personnel upon their arrival at the AFS Palam in New Delhi

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave at media personnel upon their arrival at the AFS Palam in New Delhi
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US President Donald Trump receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan

US President Donald Trump receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan
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President Ram Nath Kovind, his wife Savita Kovind and PM Narendra Modi receive US President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump at Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Ram Nath Kovind, his wife Savita Kovind and PM Narendra Modi receive US President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump at Rashtrapati Bhavan
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Rashtrapati Bhavan

Melania Trump interacts with students and teachers to attend 'Happiness' class.

Melania Trump interacts with students and teachers to attend 'Happiness' class.
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It is inspiring to hear that students here practice mindfulness at the start of the day. The Happiness Curriculum is very insightful: Melania Trump at Delhi school

US President Donald Trump, First Lady of the US Melania Trump visits Rajghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi

US President Donald Trump, First Lady of the US Melania Trump visits Rajghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi
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Donald Trump, PM Modi at the Hyderabad House

Donald Trump, PM Modi at the Hyderabad House
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds talks with US President Donald Trump to discuss entire gamut of bilateral ties


First Published: Mon, February 24 2020. 15:44 IST
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