Donald Trump's 2020 India Visit : Live Updates Day 2

US-India partnership truly stronger than ever before. The visit was great; We will remember welcome accorded to us, says Donald Trump

Donald Trump's 2020 India Visit : Live Updates  Day 2
US President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and PM Narendra Modi pose ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. (Reuters Photo)

20:39 (IST), FEB 25

Trump thanks Prez, PM Modi at state dinner

Trump thanks Prez, PM Modi at state dinner

"Thank you very much, Mr President and Prime Minister. It has been a very special day. We will miss you all and we will be back"

19:48 (IST), FEB 25

Trump at Rashtrapati Bhavan for state banquet


Delhi: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump received at Rashtrapati Bhawan by President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind. A dinner banquet will be hosted by the President in the honour of the US President.

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19:39 (IST), FEB 25

Trump arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan

18:09 (IST), FEB 25

India is going to be major player in next 50 to 100 years; India is going to have phenomenal future: Trump

18:05 (IST), FEB 25



Discussed Pakistan with PM Modi; I have good equation with Pakistan PM Imran Khan, they are working to control cross-border terrorism

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18:03 (IST), FEB 25

Don't want to discuss, says Trump as he parries reporter's query on CAA

18:02 (IST), FEB 25

If trade deal doesn't happen, it will be something else; but it will be satisfactory: Trump

18:01 (IST), FEB 25

We have a massive trade deficit with India. We shouldn't have a $24 billion deficit: Trump

18:00 (IST), FEB 25

Trump says high tariffs imposed by India "unfair"

But we are working on resolving the issue. We will have a trade deal, says US President

17:57 (IST), FEB 25

Trump repeats Kashmir mediation offer

Ready to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, says Trump

17:53 (IST), FEB 25

PM will take care of terror: Trump

PM Modi is a very religious and calm man. But he is actually a very tough person. I have seen him in action. And terror is foremost on his mind; he will take care of it, says Trump

17:50 (IST), FEB 25

US President on violence in northeast Delhi and CAA


US President on violence in North East Delhi and CAA: We did talk about religious freedom. The PM said he wants people to have religious freedom. They have worked really hard on it. I heard about the individual attacks but I did not discuss it. It is up to India.

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17:48 (IST), FEB 25

Trump hails grand welcome in Ahmedabad

"Nobody else that came here got the reception that I got yesterday. We had thousands of people outside (the stadium). That was an incredible scene," says the US President

17:47 (IST), FEB 25

Didn't discuss CAA with PM Modi: Trump

17:44 (IST), FEB 25

Sends a very strong message: Trump on Harvey Weinstein's conviction

17:43 (IST), FEB 25

'Spoke to PM about religious freedom'

"India has worked very hard to ensure religious freedom," says Trump

17:42 (IST), FEB 25

PM Modi wants people to have religious freedom: Trump

17:40 (IST), FEB 25

Trump on roadmap to address radical terrorism

"We killed al-Baghdadi a few months ago. Qasem Soleimani is gone. Hamza Bin Laden (Osama's son) is gone. Nobody has done more than what I have done. But at the same time Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria should do it too."

17:35 (IST), FEB 25

'India wants to see peace in Afghanistan'

Spoke with PM Modi today on this. India would like to see peace pact in Afghanistan

17:34 (IST), FEB 25

India buying a lot of military hardware from the US: Trump

17:28 (IST), FEB 25

Great relationship with Modi: Trump

They (people of India) like us more now than they ever liked us, says the US President

17:27 (IST), FEB 25

We had great meetings, will head to state dinner soon: Trump

17:27 (IST), FEB 25

Trump will take media questions shortly

17:27 (IST), FEB 25

It was a fantastic two days, says Trump

17:26 (IST), FEB 25

Donald Trump addresses media

16:26 (IST), FEB 25

'Issue of CAA didn't come up'

Issue of CAA didn't come up; appreciation from both sides that pluralism, diversity binding factor: FS on talks on CAA, religious freedom

16:20 (IST), FEB 25

India-US close in on "big deal"

President Trump and Prime Minister Modi decided to move towards what was referred to as "big deal" in trade sector, says foreign secretary

16:01 (IST), FEB 25

Going to reduce lot more regulations: Trump

Some of the regulations have to go through statutory process; we are going to reduce a lot more regulations, says Trump

15:56 (IST), FEB 25

Democrats are radical, out of control: Trump

15:55 (IST), FEB 25

Markets will soar when I win: Trump

Markets will jump thousands of points when I win, says Donald Trump

15:49 (IST), FEB 25

We are going to win the elections: Trump

I feel I am going to win the coming elections; when we win, markets will go up, says Donald Trump

15:49 (IST), FEB 25

US prepared to tackle Coronavirus: Trump

China is working very hard, I have spoken to President Xi. It looks like China is getting it under control. We are fully prepared to tackle Coronavirus, says Trump

15:47 (IST), FEB 25

We are running Obama Care well: Trump

What we have done on healthcare is phenomenal, says Donald Trump

15:44 (IST), FEB 25

Focus on bilateral economic relations: Trump

15:39 (IST), FEB 25

Trump meets top India Inc leaders

US President Donald Trump met the country's top business leaders at US embassy in a bid to push for deeper trade and business relations between the two nations

15:23 (IST), FEB 25

Trump visit: Delhi traffic thrown out of gear

After being briefly closed due to the visit of US President Donald Trump, Delhi Metro has reopened entry and exit gates to and from Mandi House metro station. A security update from DMRC said, not just Mandi House, entry and exit gates of ITO and Delhi Gate have also been reopened.

14:59 (IST), FEB 25

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.

14:38 (IST), FEB 25

What kind of gift would impress Trump?

What kind of gift would impress President Donald Trump? For Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the answer was: a gold-framed portrait of Donald Trump. France’s Emmanuel Macron gave Trump a Louis Vuitton golf bag and some photographs valued together at $8,275.

14:21 (IST), FEB 25

India and US ink 3 pacts

India and the US on Tuesday inked three MoUs, including one in energy sector, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the two countries have decided to take Indo-US ties to comprehensive global partnership level.

14:07 (IST), FEB 25

US exports to India up nearly 60%: Trump

Our teams have made tremendous progress for a comprehensive trade agreement & I'm optimistic we can reach a deal of great importance to both countries. Since I took office, US exports to India are up nearly 60% & exports of high quality American energy have grown by 500%, says Trump

13:56 (IST), FEB 25

India-US ties stronger than ever: Trump

US-India partnership truly stronger than ever before. The visit was great; We will remember welcome accorded to us, says Donald Trump

13:51 (IST), FEB 25

We discussed 5G telecom technology: Trump

During our visit we discussed the importance of a secure 5G wireless network & the need for this emerging technology to be a tool for freedom, progress, prosperity, not to do anything with where it could be even conceived as a conduit for suppression & censorship, says Trump

13:47 (IST), FEB 25

Committed to fight Islamic terrorism: Trump

In our discussions, PM Modi and I affirmed our two countries' commitment to protecting our citizens from radical Islamic terrorism. In this effort the US is also working productively with Pakistan to confront terrorists who operate on its soil, says Trump

13:45 (IST), FEB 25

Finalised defence deals worth $3 bn: Trump

Earlier today we expanded our defence cooperation with agreements for India to purchase more than $3 billion of advanced American military equipment, including Apache & MH-60 Romeo Helicopters - finest in the world. These will enhance our joint defence capabilities, says Trump

13:42 (IST), FEB 25

Visit to India very productive: Trump

Melania and I have been awed by the welcome, says Donald Trump

13:38 (IST), FEB 25

Will work on trade deal soon: PM

Our commerce ministers have had positive talks on trade. Both of us have decided that our teams should give legal shape to these trade talks. We also agreed to open negotiations on a big trade deal. At the global level, our relationship is depended on the similar democratic values we share.says PM

13:35 (IST), FEB 25

India-US committed to fight terrorism: PM

India and USA resolved to step up efforts to make those who support terrorism, responsible, says PM

13:33 (IST), FEB 25

India-US relations are people-centric: PM

It was established again yesterday that relations between India and US aren't just between two governments, but are people-centric and people-driven. These relations are very important for the most important relationship of the 21st century, says PM Modi

13:31 (IST), FEB 25

Spoke about all aspects of India-US ties: PM

Today we discussed every important aspect of India-US partnership, be it defence and security, energy strategic partnership, trade or people to people ties. The strengthening in defence ties between India and US is an important aspect of our partnership, says PM Modi

13:27 (IST), FEB 25

5th meeting with Trump in last 8 months: PM

The unprecedented and historic welcome of President Trump at Motera yesterday will always be remembered, says PM Modi

13:24 (IST), FEB 25

PM and Trump issue joint statement

13:19 (IST), FEB 25

People in India are kind & welcoming: Melania

13:14 (IST), FEB 25

Honoured to visit Sarvodaya school: Melania

Before I leave today want to thank educators for setting a positive example, Melania said.

13:12 (IST), FEB 25

Happiness curriculum very inspiring: Melania

13:10 (IST), FEB 25

Thank India for a warm welcome: Melania

13:10 (IST), FEB 25

Melania Trump addresses Delhi govt school

12:56 (IST), FEB 25

Delhi traffic cop issues advisory

The Delhi Traffic Police, on Tuesday, issued advisory in view of the US President Donald Trump's two-day India visit, owing it to security reasons. "From forenoon till around 4 p.m. on February 25, traffic is likely to remain heavy in the areas of Moti Bagh, Chanakyapuri, India Gate, areas around ITO, Delhi Gate and adjoining areas of Central and New Delhi. Necessary Traffic diversions as per the ground situation may also be enforced," Delhi Traffic police tweeted.

12:37 (IST), FEB 25

Amazing experience in India, Trump says

In his opening remarks, US President Donald Trump said that the "Namaste Trump" event at Motera was a great honour and that the crowd cheered everytime he mentioned something about Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Great honour to see thousands of people gathered to welcome me, people love you, Trump said.

12:33 (IST), FEB 25

Thankful to Trump for visiting India: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked US President Donald Trump for visiting India in his opening remarks.

12:29 (IST), FEB 25

Trump and PM Modi to issue joint statement

12:09 (IST), FEB 25

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.

11:57 (IST), FEB 25

Melania Trump at Delhi govt school

11:50 (IST), FEB 25

Melania Trump visits govt school in Delhi

11:36 (IST), FEB 25

Delhi govt school students to greet Melania

Excited students dressed in traditional attires waited patiently for US First Lady Melania Trump at a Delhi government school in south Moti Bagh area, even as teachers and staff members scurried around to make the day perfect for the visiting dignitary.

11:21 (IST), FEB 25

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.

11:14 (IST), FEB 25

Americans stand strongly with India: Trump

11:11 (IST), FEB 25

Trump arrives at Hyderabad House

11:03 (IST), FEB 25

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.

10:49 (IST), FEB 25

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.

10:42 (IST), FEB 25

Donald Trump pays homage at Rajghat

10:39 (IST), FEB 25

Donald Trump pays homage at Rajghat

10:34 (IST), FEB 25

PM Modi arrives at Hyderabad House

US President Donald Trump will hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House.

10:28 (IST), FEB 25

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.

10:15 (IST), FEB 25

Trump accorded ceremonial welcome

US President Donald Trump accorded tri-services guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

10:09 (IST), FEB 25

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.

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10:03 (IST), FEB 25

Donald Trump arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan

09:59 (IST), FEB 25

Kovind arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan

09:56 (IST), FEB 25

PM Modi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rajnath Singh receives PM Modi, S Jaishankar also present

09:42 (IST), FEB 25

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.

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09:37 (IST), FEB 25

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. Read full story

08:42 (IST), FEB 25

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.

07:38 (IST), FEB 25

Modi-Trump delegation level talks today

Exchange of agreement followed by joint press statement also on the cards

07:37 (IST), FEB 25

India-US no longer just any partnership: Modi

I firmly believe India and the US are natural partners. We can make an effective contribution to peace, progress and security not just in the Indo-Pacific region but in the world as a whole,” the PM said.

07:35 (IST), FEB 25

Our ties with Pakistan very good: Trump

"Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one. Thanks to these efforts, we are beginning to see signs of big progress with Pakistan and we are hopeful for reduced tensions, greater stability and the future of harmony for all of the nations of South Asia,'' he said.

07:34 (IST), FEB 25

Love will be in the air at Prez dinner today

When US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump sit down to a ceremonial dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday evening, the hors d’oeuvres will be brought out to the strains of Eric Clapton’s “You look wonderful tonight” and Elton John’s “Can you feel the love tonight”. 

21:20 (IST), FEB 24

'Trump, Melania promised to visit Taj again'


Nitin Kumar Singh, Tour Guide, Ministry of Tourism: I gave every minute detail of the Taj Mahal to US President Donald Trump and the First Lady. 'Incredible' was the first word they uttered after seeing the Taj Mahal. President & the First Lady have promised to visit once again.

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19:31 (IST), FEB 24

Trump to meet President, PM in Delhi today


Delhi: US President Donald Trump & First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Air Force Station, Palam. He will meet President Ram Nath Kovind & Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tomorrow.

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19:30 (IST), FEB 24

Trump, Melania arrive in Delhi

19:13 (IST), FEB 24

Manmohan to skip banquet for Trump

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh said he will not attend the banquet for US President Donald Trump

19:06 (IST), FEB 24

Yogi gifts Trump portrait of Taj


Agra: 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.

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19:06 (IST), FEB 24

Roads leading to ITC Maurya fortified

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 said.

18:46 (IST), FEB 24

Trump, Melania depart for Delhi

18:36 (IST), FEB 24

Trump will now head to Delhi

18:27 (IST), FEB 24

'This is why I came to India ...': Trump tweets in Hindi again

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

मैं  इसी  लिए भारत आया हूँ, सद्भावना और प्रेम के साथ ताकि हम अपनी अभिलाषा  प्रतीक अपनी सांझेदारी और अविश्वसनीय  विस्तार  सकें l

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18:11 (IST), FEB 24

Trump cavalcade en route to Agra airport

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