Live: Spoke about religious freedom with PM Modi, says Trump

WION Web Team New Delhi Feb 24, 2020, 10.24 AM (IST)

File photo of Donald Trump. Photograph: AFP

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"We have a massive trade deficit with India, Trump said while adding that "trade of motorcycles is totally unfair."

Feb 25, 2020, 06.07 PM

On the CAA protests, the US President said: "I want to leave that to India and hopefully they will make the right decision for their people."

Feb 25, 2020, 06.00 PM

"I said I will do whatever I can do to help because my relationship with both gentlemen (PM Modi & Pak PM) is so good," Trump said at the press conference.

Feb 25, 2020, 05.57 PM

On tackling  radical Islamic terrorism, Trump candidly said,"Russia, Syria and Iran should do it."

"Have good relations with Pak PM," Trump said while adding that "I will do whatever I can to help," on the Kashmir issue.

"We talked about it today at length," he said on the Kashmir issue.  

"It's no question, it's a problem, they have been working on it," he added.




Feb 25, 2020, 05.49 PM

On the US peace deal with the Taliban, the US president said: "Yes, I spoke to PM Modi on it. I think India would like to see it happen. We are pretty close. Everybody is happy about it."

Feb 25, 2020, 05.47 PM

"We spoke about religious freedom and PM Modi was incredible about it and said he wants people to have religious freedom. They have worked really hard for religious freedom. I raised that question in front of a large group of people," Trump told reporters during the press conference.

Feb 25, 2020, 05.41 PM

Indo-US cooperation in energy sector is expanding, Trump said, adding that "India is buying a lot of military hardware."

Feb 25, 2020, 05.38 PM

"India does not have much of a problem with coronavirus," the US president said while adding that he discussed the issue with PM Modi.

"We had a great time, India is a tremendous market," Trump asserted while addressing reporters in New Delhi.

On Afghanistan, the US president said India would like to see a peace deal.




Feb 25, 2020, 05.29 PM

US President held a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday during day-2 of his visit to India.

"Share terrific relations with PM Modi," the US president said.


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Also read: Here's why Indians love US President Donald Trump?

Donald Trump's narrative of combating terror, securing borders and improving his country's state of affairs brings him very close to the hearts of Indians.

Feb 25, 2020, 02.56 PM

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%: US President Donald Trump


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WION Edit: A new dawn for India-US ties

Both sides have the same position on the range of issues, whether its the Indo-Pacific or China, or even South Asia as a whole.

Feb 25, 2020, 01.48 PM

Highlights of US President's speech after talks with PM Narendra Modi

The visit was great, we will remember welcome accorded to us.

There was focus on having comprehensive trade deal.

We discussed 5G telecom technology, the situation in Indo-Pacific.

US-India partnership is truly stronger than ever before. 

We decided to set up a counter-narcotic centre.

We finalised defence deals worth USD 3 billion.

The visit has been unforgettable, extraordinary and productive.

Feb 25, 2020, 01.41 PM

We finalised defence deals worth USD 3 billion: US President Trump after talks with PM Modi


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Also read: A low-down on Trump's jam-packed Delhi schedule today 

The US President will be accorded 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.

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US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of the ceremonial reception of the US President.


Feb 25, 2020, 08.46 AM

Donald Trump's Schedule in New Delhi

US President Donald Trump will participate in various programmes in Delhi today. The first programme will be ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan. A meeting between President Trump and PM Modi is scheduled at Hyderabad house following which exchange of agreements will take place.

10:00 am
Reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan

10:30 am
Wreath-laying at Raj Ghat, New Delhi

11:00 am
PM meets Trump in New Delhi

12:40 pm
India and US Exchange agreements

2:40 pm
Roundtable with Indian business leaders

7:30 pm
Trump meets President Kovind

10:00 pm
Trump embarks for the US

Feb 25, 2020, 08.03 AM

Also read: Five key takeaways from day 1 of Donald Trump's India trip

Massive crowds, enthusiastic statements and cheerful dances and songs were the highlights of Donald Trump's first day of India visit. The leaders of both nations PM Modi and Trump greatly praised each other and stressed on strong Indo-US ties. Trump spoke on defence, terrorism and a lot more. So here are the takeaways from day one of Trump's India trip.

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Feb 24, 2020, 07.28 PM

President Donald Trump's Air Force One arrived at New Delhi airport after the US president and the First Lady Melania Trump visited the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Feb 24, 2020, 06.47 PM

President Donald Trump & First Lady Melania Trump received a large portrait of 'Taj Mahal' from UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath before departing for Delhi.


Feb 24, 2020, 06.00 PM

Trumps' tour of the Taj Mahal comes to an end, and POTUS proceeds to New Delhi 


Feb 24, 2020, 05.46 PM

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner pose for pictures at the Taj Mahal



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Donald Trump and Melania Trump are given a tour of the historic site



Feb 24, 2020, 05.08 PM

US President Donald Trump writes in the visitor's book at the Taj Mahal


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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Taj Mahal



Feb 24, 2020, 05.02 PM

Performances alongside the road to Taj Mahal can be seen while Agra awaits the President


Feb 24, 2020, 04.54 PM

Third tweet by POTUS in Hindi: 'America and India will make big dreamers bigger and make their future brighter than ever'



Feb 24, 2020, 04.52 PM

President Trump tweeted after the conclusion of the 'Namaste Trump' event



Feb 24, 2020, 04.34 PM

President Donald Trump's entourage left for the Taj Mahal with Ivanka and Jared Kushner also part of the US delegation.

Feb 24, 2020, 04.28 PM

US President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump disembark the Air Force One


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President Trump and First Lady Melania arrived at the Agra airport amid a festival atmosphere with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath also present. 

Feb 24, 2020, 04.20 PM

President Trump arrived in Agra a short while ago in his Air Force One plane. The US president and the First Lady Melania Trump are set to visit the Taj Mahal.

Feb 24, 2020, 04.17 PM

Air Force One arrives at Agra


Feb 24, 2020, 03.00 PM

The US President departs for Agra. 


Feb 24, 2020, 02.44 PM

President Trump tweets in Hindi 'The people of America will always be true and loyal friends of the people of India'



Feb 24, 2020, 02.42 PM

President Trump and Prime Minister Modi conclude the event at Motera Stadium



Feb 24, 2020, 02.33 PM

President Trump and Prime Minister Modi embrace after the address at Motera Stadium



Feb 24, 2020, 02.32 PM

Prime Minister Modi recalls first meeting with President Trump during his speech at Motera Stadium



Feb 24, 2020, 02.27 PM

President Trump says the US is 'united against Islamic terrorism'



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Trump talks about $3 billion military trade with India



Feb 24, 2020, 02.22 PM

POTUS praises in his speech the female entrepreneurs of India and their growing prominence



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President Trump mentions a few cornerstones of Indian media and culture in his speech



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President Trump exalts India and Prime Minister Modi in his speech



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In his speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hails India's friendship with the US


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Trump's India visit - Motera Stadium teeming with crowds ahead of 'Namaste Trump' event



Feb 24, 2020, 01.34 PM

Dan Scavino Jr., Assistant to President Donald Trump, tweets about the grand roadshow



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President Trump and Prime Minister Modi arrive at Motera Stadium


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President Trump and Prime Minister Modi arrive at Motera Stadium



Feb 24, 2020, 01.02 PM

Trump's visit to India begins

Also ReadUS President Trump arrives in India on a two-day visit

Feb 24, 2020, 12.59 PM

Trump's India visit - Sabarmati Ashram highlights

Also Read: Trump, Modi wrap up Sabarmati Ashram visit 

Feb 24, 2020, 12.54 PM

Donald Trump visit to India - President Trump enroute Motera Stadium as crowd cheers


Feb 24, 2020, 12.39 PM

President Trump enters his name in the book of dignitaries



Feb 24, 2020, 12.37 PM

President Trump spins charkha at Sabarmati Ashram



Feb 24, 2020, 12.34 PM

Trump's India visit: Sabarmati Ashram

President and First Lady Trump along with Prime Minister Modi visit the Sabarmati Ashram



Feb 24, 2020, 12.20 PM

Roadshow of President Trump and Prime Minister Modi is underway


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Feb 24, 2020, 12.10 PM

President Trump and Prime Minister Modi inaugurate roadshow in 'The Beast'


Feb 24, 2020, 12.06 PM

Prime Minister Modi and President Trump proceed to 'Namaste Trump' event

Trump Modi

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Modi hugs and receives Trump


Feb 24, 2020, 11.41 AM

Trump's India visit - Arrival

Air Force One arrives at Ahmedabad airport


PM Modi to receive US President Donald Trump

Feb 24, 2020, 11.38 AM

Breaking: Trump arrives in Ahmedabad!

Feb 24, 2020, 11.36 AM

Trump visits India - Benefits of this strategic partnership

As India awaits eagerly for United States President Donald Trump, Jitendra Kumar Tripathi and Ashok Sajjanhar, two former Ambassadors, said on Sunday that this visit will have a good impact on India and US strategic partnership."

India`s relationship with the US has seen many ups and downs during the last century but since 2002 the relations are on a steady path of development. This visit has added advantage for India as the US President will not be visiting Pakistan," Jitendra Kumar Tripathi told ANI.

Ashok Sajjanhar said, "I think the topics on top of their agenda will be strategic partnership, terrorism, defence nuclear energy co-operation, growing convergence, congruence of views of Indo-Pacific - how to constraint, how to counter the rapid rise of China and its assertive and aggressive role as far as the South China Sea is concerned."

Feb 24, 2020, 11.23 AM

Modi replies to Trump's Hindi tweet



Feb 24, 2020, 11.06 AM

Group of dancers performing at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, ahead of the arrival of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.



Feb 24, 2020, 10.53 AM

Exciting scenes at Motera!


Podium is set to host world's top leaders


Feb 24, 2020, 10.41 AM

 Trump tweets in Hindi to share his excitement en route India.


Trump leaves for India

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US President Donald Trump visit to India - Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Ahmedabad ahead of grand Motera show.