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Sabarmati Ashram, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium on Donald Trump’s India itinerary

Donald Trump India Visit Date: Donald Trumps's two-day trip to India aimed at rebuilding bonds between the world's largest democracies might set the stage for the initiation of a long-term trade pact starting possibly with an announcement of a limited trade package.

Donald Trump India Visit: US President Donald Trump will be on his first state visit to India in the last week of February on the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

His trip to India aims at rebuilding bonds between the world’s largest democracies and might set the stage for the initiation of a long-term trade pact starting possibly with an announcement of a limited trade package.

In a statement announcing the India visit of the US President, White House Press secretary Stephanie Grisham last week said, “During a phone call over the weekend, President Trump and Prime Minister Modi agreed the trip will further strengthen the US-India strategic partnership and highlight the strong and enduring bonds between the American and Indian people.”

What are the dates of Donald Trump’s India visit?
US President Donald Trump will be in India on February 24 and 25.

Which cities will Donald Trump visit?
Donald Trump will visit Ahmedabad and Delhi on his maiden state visit to India.  On the first day of his two-day visit to India, Trump, along with First Lady Melania Trump, will be in Gujarat, PM Modi’s home state. They are expected to begin their tour by visiting Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. As a reason behind Ahmedabad featuring on Trump’s itinerary list, the White House statement had mentioned, “It played an important role in Mahatma Gandhi’s life and leadership of the Indian independence movement.”

 Preparations on at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad ahead of the visit of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Express photo Javed Raja
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Later in the day, he will inaugurate Motera’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, which is being billed as the largest stadium in the world. Trump, who is visiting India five months after PM Modi addressed the Indian diaspora in ‘Howdy Modi!’ event in Houston, is expected to share the stage with the prime minister in a similar event there. The event, named ‘Kem Chho Mr President’ (How are you Mr President) in sync with ‘Howdy Modi!’, will see Trump addressing an audience which will mostly comprise Gujarati diaspora and those having families in the US, mostly from the US, at the Motera cricket stadium.

 Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. Express photo Javed Raja
On the second day, Trump is expected to visit Delhi where he is expected to wrap up issues related to trade and defence deals which he can showcase in his campaign.

Agra in Uttar Pradesh was also considered as one of the stops for President Trump, news agency PTI reported where he was likely to visit Taj Mahal. However, it has not been officially confirmed if he would visit Agra.

What can be expected from this trip?
After the visit was announced, Trump, hinting at a limited trade package said, “We want to do something. We’ll see. If we can make the right deal, we’ll do it.”

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