Trump lands in India, Modi greets him with a hug, shakes hands with Melania


Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS): A red carpet welcome was given to US President Donand Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday amid sounds of conch shells after their Air Force One landed at Ahmedabad Airport. Trump is accompanied by his daughter Ivanka and a 12-member delegation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Donald Trump with a hug and shook hands with the First lady.

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner came out of the Air Force One first. After some time, President Trump and the First Lady came out of the aircraft, waving at the waiting crowd below.

The Trumps got into the US President's black car, the 'Beast'

This is Trump's first visit to India since he assumed office.

Soon after his arrival at the Ahemdabad airport, President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sabarmati Ashram for a few minutes.

A roadshow from the Airport to Sabarmati Ashram was organised during which thousands of people enroute of the cavalcade greeted the US President who is visiting India for the first time.

Trump and First Lady paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram.

During the brief stay here, they tried their hands on the charkha.



Trump spun charkha briefly and wrote in the visitor's diary, "To my great friend Prime Minister Modi - Thank You for this wonderful visit."

However, there was no mention of Mahatma Gandhi by Trump in his remark in the visitors' diary at Sabarmati ashram.

From Sabarmati Ashram, Trump and the First Lady arrived at Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad where apart from Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Chief minister Vijay Rupnai and Governor Acharya Devvrat are also present.

  

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    One small part of his speech is viral on whatsapp... In that he pronounced Swami Vivekanandas name with a great difficulty... When, we Indians go ahead, we are expected to pronounce every word perfectly. If not we are subjected to sterotypes and are made fun of..

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  • Lan,,,,,,,,,a,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Feb 25 2020

    Cynthi,

    Most Americans cannot pronounce Indian names correctly....Perhaps Murthy is pronounced like moor tea....same with Europeans....

    who performed well ? My President or your PM??...I am saying my President because I voted for him in 2016...and likely to vote for him again November this year...

    ,,,Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Feb 25 2020

    Lan... Sir, obviously....my prime minister performed well. Our prime minister was looking graceful in front of your president... Even if you vote Trump, he won't win... for sure... Tik too..

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  • Lan,,,,,,,,,a,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Feb 25 2020

    You will know on November 3rd...see you then...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • juliana, udupi

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    PM Modi working hard for the betterment of our country. US President Trump is joining hands. God bless both. I wish a pleasant stay for his family in India. This could be possible only through efforts of our tireless PM Modi.

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  • Shilpa B, Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Trump’s India visit, a lavish family holiday at taxpayers cost

    What India gaining from Trump’s Visit?
    India will buy Seahawk helicopters and air defense weapons
    Deploy Indian soldiers in Afghanistan after US withdraws its forces before election

    In a nutshell, Trump’s India Visit is a lavish family holiday at the cost of India’s taxpayers and its sovereignty.

    Long Live India US Friendship…

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  • NAVEEN, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Hats off! PM Modiji, Your are great & powerful leader in the World.

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    May the Lord guide the hearts and minds of both the American and Indian leaders into making decisions that will lift the many millions of people living in poverty in their countries and around the world.

    Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will guide them, it is a great burden of responsibility and only HE can work his wonders through their hands.

    GOD BLESS INDIA AND THE UNITED STATES.

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  • ALEGALU, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Trumpji, Modi promised money, employment. etc to the nation now hiding. appears to meet foreign delegations and make world trips.

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  • Clara, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Welcome Trumph to INDIA . Both Great and Dynamic , Powerful leaders .

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Modis fake love for Gnadhiji, Justified !

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    please do it for once.



    JUST TRY

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    in the hugging scene both look like circus jokers.

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  • munna, udupi

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    not allowed in this function

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  • shailu, kolkatta

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Appreciate the hard work and discipline of the people of Gujarat especially college students who worked day and night to improve country's image and promoting love worldwide without any expectation of biryani and monetary benefits no doubt the discipline and foresight vision of Gujaratis is leading India towards 5 trillion economy unlike anarchist so called college students in Jamia n JNU.

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  • cagirishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    There is a report coming in from Delhi that - a wide spread violence between CAA supporters and Anti-CAA peaceful supporters...,

    very disturbing images are coming in..., Union govt is totally in a fix... that too when the Beef eating Christian POTUS is visiting..., Home Ministry 's hands are tied up as internet services can't be pulled out... as it may potentially affect the Universal Jokers programme...,

    Only LORD BRAHMA can save HINDUSTAN from FEKU Hinduism ideologists....!!!

    let us keep our fingers crossed while wishing & praying for better sense to prevail among politicians & citizens...,

    I only wonder why the police appears to be a mute spectators...????, it is even more surprising to see the image of a beardy guy pelting stone in front of police make me wonder who really engage disruption of law & order, that too POTUS & team is around...,

    After all LORD BRAHMA knows the truth...,

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    I have a serious doubt about Mr. PM's constant preference of Gujarat for any road show of any top foreign leaders?; Be it PM of Japan, PM of Isreal or President of Isreal. Is there nothing more worhty in India than Gujarat?

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    This can be a cause of concern for the people of rest of India.
    Our P.M. is very much attached to his own home state Gujarat.
    Only Chinese premiere preferred to reach Chennai !

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Hug of the millennium !
    Better than the previous.

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  • JK, Udupi/Dubai

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Grand welcome to Trump family! massive coverage by Indian & world media!!

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  • Praveen Bodhakar, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    President Trump and his family held his largest rally to date in Ahmedabad at our tax payers money

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  • gm, Mlur

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Shabrmati Ashram was first inaugrated by Nehru in 1963.

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    If it was inaugurated by Nehru in 1963, then which Gandhi lived there during satyagraha days

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Gandhiji lived there after activities were shifted from Kochrab Ashram at Paldi Ahmedabad to Sabarmati in 1917. It was redesigned by famous architect Charles Correa and this was inaugurated in 1963 by Nehru.I hope this will clear all doubts

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Modi is Such a Smart Guy, it seems the stadium is biggest in the world before it gets open he made it famous.

    BRAVO

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    This smartness is Costing how much of Income tax payers' money?

    Smartness is that phenomenon where you add value to your investment by gaining more and spending less. I have not seen this kind of smartness before. Only Bha kths have that special ability to connect the missing links between fekuism and reality.

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  • shailu, kolkatta

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Hahaha @Nawaz a guy staying outside India and talking bout Income tax payers hahaha

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Two things.
    Even if I stay abroad, the misuse of Income tax money will always remain a misuse; even if a Non resident Indian highlights this or any other Indain resident highlights that.
    Second thing is that who told you that an NRI can never pay income tax in any case whatsoever?
    One advice for your kind consideration. Forget about who told it. Just evaluate whether it is valid or not valid.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Shailu,
    When you can comment about the events of Gujarat, while staying in Kolkata; So can I.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    My friend Shetty tulunadu

    All those gujjus who attended, 100,000 of them, at motera stadium, attended only to search for clues in Trump's speech, on how to immigrate to New Jersey, USA, legally or illegally to open sweets shop over there..

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  • gm, Mlur

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Are they going to the tallest statue?

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    God bless India & God bless united states of america

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Aameen.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    It is a good moment for India and US. But what is there for the middle class in India because of this visit.Some big deals should have been made for job creation, esp the corona virus problem in China should have been a great manufacturing opportunity for India. Charity begins at home,it is time to look inwards.

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Still usa is king, If America good with india- pakistan, middle east..... all our good friends automatically!

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Who is going to benefit and in what way ?

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Subramanya swamy already given a reply yesterday in Bhuvaneshwar see the report in Daiji kannada

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  • Shivani Bala, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    In his speech in Ahmadabad, Trump acknowledged Pakistan’s effort on WOT (War on Terrorism)

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Bharat Maatha ki jai
    Namasthe Trump
    Long live Indo America old relationship sice 6 decades
    Now only chant slogans.

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  • nitin, kodagu

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Ashram by Gandhi.
    Schools by Kejriwal.
    Taj Mahal by Mughals.
    Tour by one who hates all the above mentioned people.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal, Sharjah

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Welcome to India...it is like a film story...Man who was denied visa to America once, is greeting President of Untied States of America in his home town Gujrath and President of US is writing " My dear friend Mr Modi, Thank you " in the visitor's book in Sabaramati Ashram...Some people are not comfortable with it..But, they have to accept the fact...Modi Mania spreads every where....Mr Trump too became BHAKT....Long Live Indo-US relationship..

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Jaimini,
    Visa is granted as a Prime Minister of our Great Country.

    "My dear friend Modi" is Trump's personal call on Mr. Modi. You know, 2 people of identical ideologies always become friends.

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  • NAVEEN, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Visa rejected because of Congress game plan . But now see the Position of congress in India, God is seeing all.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    he got visa 2 usa 1nly after b coming p.m, nobody can play games in da usa visas

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    If two businessman meet together? Can we expect much or not.... Or both will kick out China from the map....

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    PM Modiji and President Donald Trump, has been strengthened, after his maiden visit to India.... Enemies within and across our borders, are moaning n lamenting the deep friendship between two most powerful democratic nations in the world.... The antinationals and Tukde Tukde gangs, had taken potshots against our PM Modiji government.... Fitting response to the anarchists and the Azadi brigades !!!!!!

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  • Shiva Hirge, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    The massive arrangements made by friend Modi to please the master, will not actually bring any benefits to India.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    This is just the matter of U(Trump)&I(Modi); whereas it is supposed to be (U):USA and (I):India.
    Each of the leaders seem to be campaigning for their counterpart during their foreign trips.
    For example: It was Howdy Modi campaign for Modi during his visit to USA; and Namaste Trump campaign for Trump during his visit now. There is no environment of enhancement of relationship between two countries.
    Trump is boasting of his individual popularity by stating that 70 lakh to 1 crore Indians will be lined up to welcome him. This clearly reveals the intention of the visit. There will be no trade agreements.

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Nawaz Bhai, you said it well.
    Free advertisement after all, spending federal funds like there is no tomorrow. Its a loss more than gain hosting such grand events, I hope Trump does not say "Abki baar Modi Sarkaar", even If he does, there are Americans back home who will question him unlike us.

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  • Hindustani, Manipal/Dubai

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    ''Welcome..... President Trump''

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Hats off! PM Modi is very good in foreign policy matters and public relations despite not having much experience in Central Govt.
    May President Trump, his family and associates have a pleasant stay in India.
    Some differences will be there with everyone but it's important to maintain harmonious relations with many nations to make a world better place to live in.
    He has established good relations with Gulf nations also.
    Hope some day the efforts will yield by way of economic development.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Valerian,
    For you, taking foreign trips may mean improvement in relationship between two countries. For me, it is never so. You are made to believe that we have reached the unprecedented level of cooperation between the two countries by the media with the support of Marketing and advertising team of BJp.
    More and more Indians' jobs are lost or at stake because of Policies of Trump. So many incidents of killing by racist attacks on Indians. Hate crimes are at the highest levels against Indians in USA. This is the ground reality and not hawa hawai news of godi media

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Nawasji,
    Some time one needs to be optimistic to be healthy humans!
    By and large, if we Indians still trying their best to reach U. S. for studies and or job or business, then we can't say it's that bad.
    Yes I know, job situation has worsened in U. S. for outsiders because Trump trying to provide jobs to locals first, if unavailable then to outsiders.
    To be frank, all have their own interests first and it's natural.
    I believe, if relations improve, business will also improve.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    USA's jobless rate is lowest & India's jobless rate is highest

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Valerian,
    As you advised me, I too believe that we need to be optimistic.
    As far as my desires are concerned, I want to be optimistic. But as far as the reality is concerned, logics overrule my optimism. And I prefer to live in the real world; rather than the imaginary.
    In any case, the comment was made by me in the context of relationship and foreign policy between our Country and the USA. The context was not about optimism.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Mr. Nawaz,
    I believe somebody have to take a step forward. Every action has to have a reaction.
    If both the countries have diplomatic missions, peoples movement and trade, it implies that our relations are good.
    Nawazji, there is no perfect match or relationship in this universe. we all need to adjust somewhere.
    It's all about percentage of adjustment like passing percentage. Finally we all have right to opinion and difference, I respect that.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Once again... celebration time for Universal top nations on its own merit - One is highest beef consuming nation while the other is highest beef exporting nation...,

    Mix & Chemistry is seems to be good..., while second best opinion is most welcome

    While i need one chai before any charcha further on this matter....!!!

    lol...,

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