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February 24, 2020 / 10:19 PM IST

Trump India Visit highlights: US President, First Lady reach New Delhi

Live updates of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s visit to India. PM Narendra Modi is accompanying them during the visit

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have landed in New Delhi, where they will be staying in ITC Maurya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Trump will hold extensive talks on Tuesday to expand Indo-US global partnership.

Earlier in the day, POTUS, the First Lady and Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Sabarmati Ashram and addressed the ‘Namaste Trump’ event at the Motera
cricket stadium in Ahmedabad. There are a number of events lined-up for Trump tomorrow as well. Catch the LIVE updates here:
  • February 24, 2020 / 09:43 PM IST

    Trump India visit LIVE Updates | Melania Trump to witness 'happiness curriculum' at Delhi school, interact with students

    US First Lady Melania Trump will interact with students at a Delhi government school and witness various activities conducted as part of the 'happiness curriculum' on Tuesday, sources said.

    All roads leading to the school have been fortified, with trees being pruned according to the directions of the security agencies.

    According to the sources, Melania Trump will reach the school in south Delhi around noon and spend over an hour there. During the visit, she is likely to undertake a tour of the school, go to different classes, interact with the students and witness different activities being conducted as part of the 'happiness curriculum', they said.

    The US First Lady will visit the school solo. (PTI)

  • February 24, 2020 / 08:35 PM IST

    Trump India visit LIVE updates | PM Modi, Donald Trump to hold extensive talks on Tuesday to expand Indo-US global partnership 

    US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will aim to expand India-US global partnership in their extensive talks on Tuesday, a day after both lavished praise on each other and vowed to script a better future for people of the two democracies.

    In their talks, Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are likely to focus on a wide variety of bilateral and regional issues including trade and investment, defence and security, counter-terrorism, H1B, energy security, religious freedom, proposed peace deal with Taliban in Afghanistan and situation in the Indo-Pacific, according to Indian and US officials.

    On Thursday, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said around five pacts providing for cooperation in areas of intellectual property rights, trade facilitation and homeland security are expected to be finalised during Trump's visit. (PTI)

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  • February 24, 2020 / 08:07 PM IST

    Trump India visit LIVE Updates | US President, First Lady skip food during Sabarmati Ashram visit

    United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump did not eat anything, including Gujarati delicacy 'Khaman' which was part of the high tea menu, during their visit to the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Monday afternoon, its trustee said.

    Trump and the First Lady visited the Ashram in afternoon for about 15 minutes in the midst of their roadshow from the Ahmedabad international airport to the cricket stadium in Motera. They were welcomed by Prime Minister Narednra Modi at the ashram. (PTI)

  • February 24, 2020 / 07:50 PM IST

    Trump India visit LIVE Updates | US President Donald Trump was received at the New Delhi airport by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and a number of senior officials. 

    Trump will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow morning. Trump will also pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

    Modi and Trump will later hold restricted and delegation level talks at the Hyderabad House. 

  • February 24, 2020 / 07:27 PM IST

    Trump India visit LIVE Updates | Amid heavy security in the national capital on account of his visit, US President Donald Trump has landed in New Delhi. The Trumps will head for ITC Maurya, which will host them. 

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  • February 24, 2020 / 07:07 PM IST

    Trump India visit LIVE Updates | Roads leading to ITC Maurya fortified, hotel put under heavy security cover

    All roads leading to ITC Maurya, the hotel which will host US President Donald Trump, have been fortified with snipers, elite SWAT commandos and sharp shooters on high-rise buildings, officials told news agency PTI. 

    The entry and exit to the hotel is being strictly monitored by security agencies and it has not taken any bookings till Trump is in Delhi. (PTI)

    Indian security agencies are also working in close coordination with the US Secret Service, officials said.

    Apart from anti-drone detachment of NSG, snipers, kite catchers, canine units, and Parakram vans have also been deployed along the routes and areas in and around the hotel where Trump will be staying, they said.

  • February 24, 2020 / 06:55 PM IST

    Trump India visit LIVE Updates | In this picture from ANI: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presents a large portrait of 'Taj Mahal' to US President Donald Trump & First Lady Melania Trump, as they depart for Delhi.

  • February 24, 2020 / 06:38 PM IST

    Trump India visit LIVE Updates | The Trumps will emplane for New Delhi from Agra at 6:45 pm, and are expected to reach the national capital at 7:30 pm. 

  • February 24, 2020 / 06:19 PM IST

    Trump India visit LIVE Updates | Post the guided tour of the Taj Mahal, the Trumps have now left the monument. They will soon head to New Delhi, where they are scheduled to arrive at 7:30 pm. 

  • February 24, 2020 / 06:06 PM IST

    Trump India visit LIVE Updates | UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweets: People of Uttar Pradesh wholeheartedly welcome Hon. President Mr. Donald Trump and Melania Trump on the land of Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati. Your visit to the monument of love, Taj Mahal, will further boost friendship between the people of the two great democracies.

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  • February 24, 2020 / 06:01 PM IST

    Trump India visit LIVE Updates | Post the Trumps' trip to Agra, they will then head to New Delhi, where they are staying at the Grand Presidential Suite or the Chanakya Suite of the ultra-luxe ITC Maurya on Sardar Patel Marg of the national capital.  

  • February 24, 2020 / 05:43 PM IST

    Trump India visit LIVE Updates | Meanwhile, Academy Award-winning musician AR Rahman has put out a video on Twitter to welcome US President Donald Trump to India. 

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