When Donald Trump is greeted with a crescendo of "Namastes" when he lands in Ahmedabad he will be the seventh US President to visit India while in office. He visited India in 2014 as a real estate businessman, but this will be a presidential visit.
Donald Trump India visit: As it happened
Feb 24, 2020, 09:55 AM
US President Donald Trump will arrive in Ahmedabad today for the first leg of his maiden India trip
Feb 24, 2020, 09:58 AM
Donald Trump is expected to arrive at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International airport at around 11:40 am
Feb 24, 2020, 09:59 AM
PM Modi tweets ahead of Trump visit
India awaits your arrival President Donald Trump. Your visit is definitely going to further strengthen the friendship between our nations. See you very soon in Ahmedabad, says PM Modi
Feb 24, 2020, 10:00 AM
PM, Trump to address 'Namaste Trump' event
A total of 16 spots for drinking water have been set up outside Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. Every spot has at least 3 staff of Amdavad Municipal Corporation to make drinking water arrangements for the people coming for 'Namaste Trump' event at the stadium.
Feb 24, 2020, 10:00 AM
Ticket counters at Taj to close at 11:30am
"People can visit the Taj in the morning but tickets will be issued till 11:30 am, and by noon or so the premises will be cleared of visitors in view of the high security arrangements for President Trump's visit," officials said
Feb 24, 2020, 10:02 AM
Donald Trump to visit Sabarmati Ashram
After a week of uncertainty over US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania’s visit to Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram, protocol officials of the state government and Union ministry for external affairs finally heaved a sigh of relief when they were told on Saturday night to stick to the ‘original plan’. Sources said that the US president will spend about 15 minutes at the Ashram.
Feb 24, 2020, 10:03 AM
PM Modi leaves for Ahmedabad
He will hold a roadshow along with US President Donald Trump and participate in 'Namaste Trump' event at Motera Stadium today.
Feb 24, 2020, 10:04 AM
Gujarati delicacies to be served for US President Donald Trump
Gujarati delicacies including khaman, samosa and kadak chai will be part of the spread laid for the US president, his family and 100 other delegates, over high tea, which will be served during the US president’s visit to the Sabarmati Ashram.
Feb 24, 2020, 10:06 AM
US backup planes at Jaipur airport for Trump
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) Jaipur is geared up to receive Air Force One carrying Donald Trump in case weather plays truant in Delhi. As a backup plan, a US Air Force Boeing 757 landed here on Sunday evening to ferry Trump in case there is a technical snag in his plane. In addition, a C-17 Globemaster landed in Jaipur for the second day with some more equipment needed for ground-handling.
Feb 24, 2020, 10:10 AM
Donald Trump is the seventh US President to visit India
When Donald Trump is greeted with a crescendo of "Namastes" when he lands in Ahmedabad he will be the seventh US President to visit India while in office. He visited India in 2014 as a real estate businessman, but this will be a presidential visit. Let us have a look at the list of US Presidents who visited India before Trump. Read Here
Feb 24, 2020, 10:11 AM
Gujarat: People form queues outside Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, gather in the vicinity and occupy seats at the stadium ahead of 'Namaste Trump' event here today. pic.twitter.com/HzC34bXRJU— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
Feb 24, 2020, 10:17 AM
Trump Visit Won't Make an Iota of Difference to Indians: Shiv Sena
Condemning Donald Trump's visit to India, the Shiv Sena today said the 36-hour-long sojourn of the US president in the country won't make 'an iota of difference' in the lives of poor and middle-class Indians. "
Feb 24, 2020, 10:18 AM
Children perform a dance near the Ahmedabad airport ahead of the arrival of US President Donald Trump
Children perform a dance near the Ahmedabad airport ahead of the arrival of US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania, his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner.
#WATCH Gujarat: A group of school children perform near Ahmedabad airport. They are among the artists who are performing during the road show of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump today. pic.twitter.com/D5kKtUhG7H— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
Feb 24, 2020, 10:29 AM
Hours before landing, Trump tweets in Hindi
हम भारत आने के लिए तत्पर हैं । हम रास्ते में हैँ, कुछ ही घंटों में हम सबसे मिलेंगे!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020
Feb 24, 2020, 10:44 AM
The iconic Taj Mahal is decked up with flowers ahead of US President Donald Trump's arrival in Agra.
The 17th century monument to love built over a period of nearly 20 years by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife after her death in 1631, was refurbished to welcome the American leader and US First Lady Melania Trump.
Feb 24, 2020, 10:49 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to welcome US President Donald Trump shortly
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Ahmedabad at 10.25 am, around one and a half hours before the arrival of Trump and his delegation. PM Modi will receive Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump upon their arrival aboard the Air Force One flight, scheduled to land here at around 11.40 am.
Feb 24, 2020, 11:02 AM
Sourav Ganguly Reaches Motera Stadium
Former India skipper and BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly, reaches Motera Cricket Stadium ahead of the arrival of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
Feb 24, 2020, 11:04 AM
A group of dancers performing at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad
Feb 24, 2020, 11:12 AM
An Indian army soldier sits atop an armoured vehicle next to cutouts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump along a road, ahead of Trump's visit, in Ahmedabad.
Feb 24, 2020, 11:26 AM
PM Modi tweets welcome note for Donald Trump
अतिथि देवो भव: https://t.co/mpccRkEJCE— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 24, 2020
Feb 24, 2020, 11:26 AM
3 Hour-long Programme in Motera Cricket Stadium
t the newly built 'world’s largest cricket stadium' – Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, there will be a three-hour programme, including public interaction and cultural programmes, before and after Donald Trump and Narendra Modi's speeches. The cultural programmes will include music performances by singer Kailash Kher and other leading Gujarati singers and performers.
Feb 24, 2020, 11:35 AM
An honour to welcome Trump: Vijay Ramniklal Rupani
In a series of tweets Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani On behalf of 65 million Gujaratis welcomed US President Donald Trump
On behalf of 65 million Gujaratis, it’s an honour to welcome the President of the USA , Mr @realDonaldTrump , on his maiden visit to Gujarat.— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) February 24, 2020
Feb 24, 2020, 11:44 AM
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump land in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump land in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Trump and his delegation will be received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They will participate in "Namastey Trump" event at Motera Stadium shortly.
Feb 24, 2020, 11:55 AM
Will PM Modi, Donald Trump Strike the Meal Deal Minus the Steak?
US President Donald Trump is known to have a large appetite, both on and off the plate. His diet is often a rotation of steaks and burgers with PM Modi being strict vegetarian US officials seemed to be a bit puzzled over the change in diet of Donald Trump. Read full story here
Feb 24, 2020, 11:57 AM
US President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner deplane after touching down at India
US President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner deplane after touching down at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Feb 24, 2020, 11:59 AM
Feb 24, 2020, 12:02 PM
Raveesh Kumar shares visuals of a jubilant Motera stadium
Motera set to transform into the loudest stadium in the world for today!— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 24, 2020
The excitement in the air is palpable as the crowd builds up inside Motera awaiting PM @narendramodi and welcome President @realDonaldTrump & @FLOTUS for #NamasteTrumppic.twitter.com/4Pw3SL2mIj
Feb 24, 2020, 12:09 PM
Mega Roadshow Begins
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump set for the mega roadshow, which is expected to cover a distance of 22-km in Ahmedabad leading to Sabarmati Ashram.
Feb 24, 2020, 12:27 PM
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress veteran leader Siddaramaiah criticizes Narendra Modi
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress veteran leader Siddaramaiah has panned Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after the arrival of US President Donald Trump and his 12-member delegation in Ahmedabad.
Feb 24, 2020, 12:29 PM
Welcome to India Donald Trump, says PM
Feb 24, 2020, 12:31 PM
US President Donald Trump's cavalcade enroute Sabarmati Ashram from the Ahmedabad airport, Gujarat
Feb 24, 2020, 12:35 PM
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the Sabarmati Ashram, accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Feb 24, 2020, 12:46 PM
US President Donald Trump spinning the wheel at Sabarimati Ashram
Visuals of President Trump spinning Gandhiji's iconic Charkha at the Sabarmati Ashram.
Feb 24, 2020, 12:52 PM
Donald Trump, and PM head to Motera Stadium
Both the leaders would address people at Motera stadium. Over a lakh people are expected to be present for the 'Namaste Trump' event.
Feb 24, 2020, 12:56 PM
Donald Trump's special message to Narendra Modi
US President Donald Trump wrote a message in the visitors' book at the Sabarmati Ashram, 'To my great friend Prime Minister Modi...Thank You, Wonderful Visit!'
Feb 24, 2020, 01:01 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi enroute Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, where "Namaste Trump" event will be held shortly.
Feb 24, 2020, 01:15 PM
Seats expected to be taken by US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Feb 24, 2020, 01:20 PM
PM Modi and Trump arrive at Motera Stadium
Over one lakh people to welcome the US President at Motera Stadium.
Feb 24, 2020, 01:21 PM
PMO tweets visuals of the Motera stadium
PMO tweets visuals of the Motera stadium where an exuberant crowd awaits the arrival of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the "Namastey Trump" event shortly.
Feb 24, 2020, 01:27 PM
Trump's Convoy Reaches Motera Stadium
US President Donald Trump's convoy reaches Motera stadium, where he will share the dias with PM Modi to address the crowd for the "Namastey Trump" event.
Feb 24, 2020, 02:02 PM
"I was at the Howdy Modi event in Houston and today President Trump is beginning his historic trip to India with a visit to Ahmedabad. I welcome President Trump to the world's largest democracy though Motera is in Gujarat, the sentiments you see here are of India," says PM Modi.
Feb 24, 2020, 02:03 PM
India-US Relations Not Just Partnership, Says PM Modi
PM Modi continues his speech saying, "India-US relations is not just a partnership. It has grown to be much closer. President Trump is here with his family and I thank the people of Gujarat for hosting this event."
Feb 24, 2020, 02:03 PM
PM Modi: The world's biggest democracy welcomes you, Mr Trump. The arrival of POTUS, FLOTUS, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner gives the Indo-US ties a familial touch and adds warmth to it. I think today we can see history being repeated. Five months ago, I started my US trip with 'Howdy Modi' and today my friend President Donald Trump is starting his Indian trip with 'Namaste Trump' here in Ahmedabad.
Feb 24, 2020, 02:03 PM
"One is the land of the free, the other considers the whole world its guest. There is the statue of liberty in US and we have the Statue of Unity. Our rich diversity, the unity within this diversity and vibrancy of diversity is shared between India and US. President Trump has a huge vision. The world knows what he has done for USA. It is a great honour to have Melania Trump in India. You have worked for a Healthy America," says PM Modi.
Feb 24, 2020, 02:05 PM
Travelled 8000 km to Say America Loves India, Says Trump
America loves India, says US President Donald Trump as he began speaking at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. "The First Lady and I have travelled 8000kms to say that America loves India and we respect India. It is a profound honour to be in Motera in this beautiful stadium. Thank you for your spectacular welcome. Melania and my family will remember this forever," Trump says.
Feb 24, 2020, 02:07 PM
Trump hails PM at 'Namaste Trump' event
PM Modi started out as 'tea wallah', he worked as a tea seller. Everybody loves him but I will tell you this, he is very tough. India a miracle of democracy, Trump says
Feb 24, 2020, 02:08 PM
America will always be loyal to India
We will always remember this remarkable hospitality. India will hold a special place in our hearts, says US President Donald Trump
Feb 24, 2020, 02:09 PM
India's growth story phenomenal: Trump
Five months ago the United States welcomed your great Prime Minister at a giant football stadium in Texas and today India welcomes us at the world's largest cricket stadium right here in Ahmedabad, says Donald Trump.
Feb 24, 2020, 02:09 PM
Indians can accomplish anything: 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, says Donald Trump.
Feb 24, 2020, 02:12 PM
People love watching Bollywood films: Trump
All over the planet people take great joy in watching Bollywood films, bhangra, and classic films like DDLJ and Sholay. You cheer on great cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, says Donald Trump.
Feb 24, 2020, 02:18 PM
Will give military equipment to India: Trump
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, says Trump
Feb 24, 2020, 02:23 PM
India - US united in fighting terror - Trump
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, says Donald Trump.
Feb 24, 2020, 02:24 PM
Will sign defence deals worth $3 bn: Trump
We are quickly revitalising our alliances all around world. We will seal defence deals worth $3 billion on Tuesday, says Trump
Feb 24, 2020, 02:24 PM
First Lady Melania Trump listens as US President Donald Trump speaks at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad
Feb 24, 2020, 02:33 PM
President Trump Concludes Speech
In the closing speech, US President Donald Trump says, "Today I say to all Indians to take pride in the glories of the past. Unite for the future and let our nations come together for freedom and its values. God bless America, God bless India. We love India very much."
Feb 24, 2020, 02:35 PM
A new chapter in India-US ties, says PM
Today India is not just creating a world record of sending the most satellites at once, but also the world record of the quickest financial inclusion, says PM Modi
Feb 24, 2020, 03:15 PM
Trump tweets in Hindi after Montera visit
प्रथम महिला और मैं इस देश के हर नागरिक को एक सन्देश देने के लिए दुनिया का 8000 मील का चक्कर लगा कर यहां आये हैं l अमेरिका भारत को प्रेम करता है - अमेरिका भारत का सम्मान करता है - और— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020
अमरीका के लोग हमेशा भारत के लोगों के सच्चे और निष्ठावान दोस्त रहेंगे l https://t.co/1yOmQOEnXE
Feb 24, 2020, 03:19 PM
25,000 students to welcome Trumps in Agra
About 25,000 school students will welcome US President Donald Trump along his 13 km long route. The students will be holding Indian and US national flags in their hands and they will wave the US President.
Feb 24, 2020, 03:50 PM
Security beefed up in Kashmir
Security has been increased across Kashmir as a precautionary measure in view of Trump's two-day visit to India, which began on Monday, officials said.
Feb 24, 2020, 03:51 PM
Traffic in parts of Delhi to be affected
Traffic in some parts of the national capital, mostly central Delhi, will be affected on Monday and Tuesday due to security measures put in place for US President Donald Trump's visit, officials said.
Feb 24, 2020, 04:17 PM
Trump is expected to reach Agra at 4.45pm
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will pay a visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Agra in view of Trump's visit.
Feb 24, 2020, 04:54 PM
Giant billboard put up for Trump
A giant billboard featuring Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Prime Minister Modi greeted the couple with a message – 'Grand welcome of India's best friend to the City of Love –Agra'.
Feb 24, 2020, 04:54 PM
Cultural extravaganza at Agra Air Base
On his arrival at the airbase, over 250 artistes from different parts of Uttar Pradesh performed ‘Mayur dance', ‘Rai folk dance', Dhobia folk dance', 'bamrasia' dance as sonorous sounds of nagada, dholak and mridang added to the festive ambience.
Feb 24, 2020, 04:55 PM
Trumps get grand reception in Agra
Uttar Pradesh: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump received by UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Agra. pic.twitter.com/d53DDzMi35— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
Feb 24, 2020, 05:14 PM
Trump and First Lady take a tour of Taj
Agra: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Taj Mahal. pic.twitter.com/jjyrHrC1Yz— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
Feb 24, 2020, 05:15 PM
Trump, Melania stroll the grounds of iconic Taj Mahal
On his flight to Agra, India, Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he's never been to the iconic 17th century mausoleum, but that he's heard it's "incredible." Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived at the UNESCO world heritage site just as the sun was beginning to set.
Feb 25, 2020, 08:57 AM
Modi-Trump delegation level talks today
Exchange of Agreement followed by joint press statement also on the cards
Feb 25, 2020, 08:57 AM
Trump to be given ceremonial welcome
The US President will get a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan at 10:00 am followed by a visit to Rajghat where he will pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. He will lay the wreath at Rajghat and observe one-minute of silence. He will also be signing the Visitors' Book.
Feb 25, 2020, 08:58 AM
Melania Trump to visit Delhi govt school
US First Lady Melania Trump will visit a Delhi government school in Delhi's Nanakpura on Tuesday. She will visit the Sarvodaya Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School where she will review the "Happiness Class" programme implemented by the Delhi government.
Feb 25, 2020, 09:54 AM
Ivanka Trump arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Delhi: US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of the ceremonial reception of the US President. pic.twitter.com/iTyjCRftf2— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
Feb 25, 2020, 10:17 AM
PM Modi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Rajnath Singh receives PM Modi, S Jaishankar also present
Feb 25, 2020, 10:18 AM
Donald Trump received by President Kovind
Delhi: 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. pic.twitter.com/3NKozPI644— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
Feb 25, 2020, 10:19 AM
Trump accorded ceremonial welcome
US President Donald Trump accorded ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Feb 25, 2020, 10:30 AM
Democrat Bernie Sanders slams Trump
Democratic presidential front-runner Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday slammed President Donald Trump for selling weapons to India, saying that the US should instead partner with New Delhi to fight climate change to save the planet.
Feb 25, 2020, 10:45 AM
PM Modi arrives at Hyderabad House
US President Donald Trump will hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House.
Feb 25, 2020, 10:56 AM
Donald Trump signs visitor's book at Rajghat
After receiving a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
Feb 25, 2020, 11:07 AM
Hyderabad House decked up to host Trump
New Delhi's iconic Hyderabad House is all decked up to host the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump. The building was adorned with flags of India and the US.
Feb 25, 2020, 11:09 AM
Delhi govt school students in colourful clothes wait to greet Melania Trump
Amid massive security, scores of children of a Delhi government school were seen doing final rehearsals outside the gate of the institution, hours before the visit of US First Lady Mela Trump. Mela Trump will visit Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School in South Delhi's Moti Bagh. Read the full story here...
Feb 25, 2020, 11:36 AM
PM Modi and Trump hold bilateral talks
Donald Trump arrived at Hyderabad House for bilateral talks with PM Narendra Modi. Tuesday's talks between Modi and Trump are likely to send across a clear message of growing congruence of interests between India and the US on major geopolitical developments in the region and beyond, particularly when China has been expanding its military and economic clout.
Feb 25, 2020, 12:20 PM
Melania Trump attends 'Happiness Class'
US First Lady Melania Trump arrived at a government school in south Delhi on Tuesday to attend a session of the 'Happiness Class'. She was greeted by young students, who garlanded her and also applied 'teeka' on her forehead.
Feb 25, 2020, 03:16 PM
Madhubani paintings for Melania Trump
Students of Sarvodaya Co-education Senior Secondary School in Nanakpura here on Tuesday gifted Madhubani paintings made by them to First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump. Melania visited the school early today and interacted with the students and teachers for around 30 minutes.