From Namaste Trump to Taj Mahal visit, US Presidents jam-packed schedule in India

Kusum Tewari

NEW DELHI: Preparations are in the final stages for US President
Donald Trump‘s two-day visit to India, starting tomorrow. Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania, and a high-level delegation, will land at the Ahmedabad airport in Gujarat around noon, where he is likely to be welcomed by Prime Minister Modi and other dignitaries.

Here is the official schedule of Trump’s engagements in India as issued by the ministry of external affairs:

On Monday, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to greet Trump in a road show in Ahmedabad before he arrives at the newly-built Motera cricket stadium, which has a capacity of over 1,00,000 people, for the ‘Namaste Trump’ event.

From Ahmedabad, the US president will travel to Agra at 3:30 pm to have a glimpse of the iconic Taj Mahal. The Trump family will spend about an hour at the
Taj Mahal before sunset. Then they will leave for Delhi for the main leg of the visit.

On the morning of February 25 at 10am, Trump and the First Lady would be accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of the
Rashtrapati Bhavan.

From there, they would go to Rajghat to pay homage at the ‘samadhi’ of
Mahatma Gandhi. It would be followed by restricted and delegation-level talks between Trump and Modi at Hyderabad House.

PM Modi would host a lunch for the US president following the talks.

In the afternoon, Trump is expected to attend certain private events at the US Embassy, including a roundtable with industry representatives.

In the evening, the US president will meet President
Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President Trump would depart from India later that evening.

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