Donald Trump in India: US President Kicks Off His Maiden Visit
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Donald Trump in India: US President Kicks Off His Maiden Visit

Donald Trump is accompanied by his daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and wife Melania. As part of the last leg of his two-day trip, he and the US First Lady will head to Taj Mahal in Agra

Following months of anticipation, US President Donald Trump finally arrived in India today. Kicking off his maiden visit from Ahmedabad, the premier will be taking part in several engagements. Trump is accompanied by his daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and wife Melania. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his Twitter handle to make the announcement. He wrote, “Welcome to India,” tagging Trump’s official page on the micro-blogging site.

Donald Trump in India: US President Kicks Off His Maiden Visit

The president visited Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram earlier this morning and will soon take part in a roadshow with Modi and jointly address over thousands of people at the Sardar Patel stadium (Motera stadium). As part of the last leg of his trip, he and the US First Lady are set to head to the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra.

Donald Trump in India: US President Kicks Off His Maiden Visit

The two leaders were lauded for their camaraderie when Trump hosted the 'Howdy, Modi!' event in Houston during the Indian prime minister's visit to the US in September 2019. Melania was spotted in a full-sleeved wide-legged white jumpsuit paired with a green coloured knotted belt as she exited the aircraft. She kept her hair down with a middle parting and slight waves.

Donald Trump in India: US President Kicks Off His Maiden Visit

Trump will addressed the 'Namaste India' event at the Motera cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, followed by his attendance at Mahatama Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat. He will also meet his Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Trump is also scheduled to meet top Indian business leaders as part of a CEO roundtable at the US embassy before leaving India tomorrow.

Donald Trump in India: US President Kicks Off His Maiden Visit

The purpose of Trump's two-day visit involves talks on intellectual property rights, defence deals, nuclear power cooperation and homeland security. Over 10,000 police personnel, besides officials of the United States Secret Service, and personnel of the National Security Guards (NSG) and the Special Protection Group (SPG) have been deployed for the high profile visit.

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By Manaal Khurram
Manaal Khurram is a Karachi-based writer who loves all things food and fashion, and is a Shah Rukh Khan fangirl!

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