LIVE: US President Donald Trump and Melania arrive at TajMahal
PM Modi arrived Ahmedabad to welcome US President Donald Trump. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India awaits the arrival of US President Donald Trump.
PM Modi arrived Ahmedabad to welcome US President Donald Trump. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India awaits the arrival of US President Donald Trump, asserting that his visit will further strengthen the friendship between the two countries.
1:25- Donald Trump and PM Modi arrived at Motera Stadium
12:40 PM- US President Donald Trump & Melania tried their hand at spinning the charkha
12:25- Donald Trump reached Sabarmati Ashram
12:00 PM - Roadshow started.
11:40AM- Donald Trump in India
10:29 AM- PM Narendra Modi arrived at Ahmedabad to welcome Donald Trump
09:55 AM - PM Modi on the way to Ahmedamad Airport
US President Donald Trump also tweeted in Hindi that "We look forward to coming to India. We are on the way, we will meet everyone in a few hours!"
It was scheduled to land at 11.40 am.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reached Ahmedabad over an hour before Trump did, was present at the airport to welcome the US president at the airport.
In Ahmedabad, Trump will visit Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram, take part in a roadshow with Modi and jointly address over one lakh people at a cricket stadium, before heading for Agra to see the iconic Taj Mahal with Melania.
Trump, who is also accompanied by daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top brass of his administration, will get a taste of India's cultural melange during his high- optics Gujarat itinerary, after the bonhomie between the two leaders at the 'Howdy, Modi!' event in Houston last year.
The US president and Modi will participate in a roadshow from the airport to Sabarmti Ashram and from there to the newly-built Motera cricket stadium, where over a lakh people are expected to be present for the 'Namaste Trump' event.
“India awaits your arrival @POTUS @realDonaldTrump! Your visit is definitely going to further strengthen the friendship between our nations,” Modi tweeted.