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Donald Trump India visit LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and the US are natural partners on Trump's first India visit since assuming office

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, pause as they tour the Taj Mahal, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Agra, India | (AP/PTI)
President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, pause as they tour the Taj Mahal, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Agra, India | (AP/PTI)
Trump India visit LIVE updates: US President 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.

Trump is on a two-day trip to India, along with his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka. With this brief visit, he aims at reinvigorating ties between the world's biggest democracies that have been strained by trade rows.

The US President will now visit the Taj Mahal. On Day-2, India, US may firm up military, defence ties.

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