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Trumps in India LIVE Updates: PM Modi says 130 crore Indians are building New India

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 February 2020, 16:03 IST

President of the United States (POTUS) Donald Trump and First Lady of the US (FLOTUS) have arrived in India today. Prime Minister Modi and Trump have addressed the lakhs of people gathered at Motera stadium today.

This will be the maiden trip of Donald Trump to India. His Air Force One has been landed at Ahmedabad airport at around 11:40 am. POTUS has been accompanied by his wife Melania Trumm and other officials from the US government, including his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

PM Modi will be hosting a mega-event in Ahmedabad named ‘Namaste Trump’. The two leaders will also participate in the massive roadshow and they will also visit the Sabarmati Ashram and then they will address the massive crowd gathered at the world’s largest cricket stadium i.e. Motera Stadium.

Check out the latest updates on Donald Trump India visit:

2:33 pm: "Today 130 crore Indians are together building a New India. Our youth is full of aspirations. Setting big goals, achieving them is becoming the hallmark of New India today," said PM Modi.

2:25 pm: PM Modi once again thanks Donald Trump, including Gujarat Cricket Association for making Motera Stadium available for the event before its completion.


2:18 pm: US President Donald Trump: I'm pleased to announce that tomorrow our representatives will sign deals to sell over US$ 3 Billion, in the absolute finest state of the art military helicopters and other equipment to the Indian armed forces.


2:18: Both countries are united in defending citizens from threat of radical Islamic terrorism. Under my administration we unleashed full power of American military on bloodthirsty killers of ISIS. Today ISIS territorial caliphate is 100% destroyed. Monster Al Baghdadi is dead


2:15 pm: US President: As we continue to build our defence cooperation, the US looks forward to providing India with some of the best & most feared military equipment on the planet. We make the greatest weapons ever made. We make the best and we are dealing now with India.


2:03 pm: US President Donald Trump: PM Modi you are not just the pride of Gujarat, you are living proof that with hard work & devotion, Indians can accomplish anything at all, anything they want. The Prime Minister is a moving story of an incredible rise.


1:57pm: US President Donald Trump: America loves India, America respects India and America will always be a faithful and loyal friend to the Indian people.


1:24 pm: US President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, CM Vijay Rupnai and Governor Acharya Devvrat also present.


12:48 pm: US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and PM Modi enroute Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad

Also Read: Motera Stadium: 10 salient features of world's largest cricket ground stadium


12:32 pm: US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and PM Narendra Modi pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram

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12:30: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Sabarmati Ashram. They were received by PM Narendra Modi


12:14 pm: US President Donald Trump's cavalcade enroute Sabarmati Ashram from the airport.


11:44 am: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Ahmedabad.


After Namaste Trump's cultural extravaganza, Trump and his team will later leave for Agra and will visit one of the Wonders of the World i.e. Taj Mahal. During the event, dance groups and singers from different parts of the country will be performing on the stages along with the India roadshow in Ahmedabad.

In Agra, POTUS and US delegates will be welcomed by the Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adityanath.  In the evening at around 5:45 pm, Donald Trump will leave for Delhi. On 25th February, the bilateral meeting will begin between Donald Trump and PM  Modi at Hyderabad House.

Also Read: Namaste! Donald Trump: POTUS, Melania Trump first official trip schedule to India

First published: 24 February 2020, 12:21 IST