Extensive talks are underway at Hyderabad house in New Delhi between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump.
Discussion is being held on wide range of bilateral and regional issues including trade and investment, defence and security, counter-terrorism, energy security and situation in the Indo-Pacific. India and the US are set to sign bilateral agreements including in the defence and energy sectors following the talks.
Earlier this morning, the US President was given a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He and First Lady Melania Trump also paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. Mr Trump is slated to meet President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan this evening. A banquet will be hosted by Mr Kovind in the visiting dignitary’s honour.
Mr Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top brass of his administration arrived in Ahmedabad yesterday on a two-day visit to India. Prime Minister Modi received the visiting dignitaries at the airport. In Ahmedabad, US President attended a 22-km-long roadshow, paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram and addressed the mega gathering with Prime Minister Modi at Motera Stadium.
From Ahmedabad, the US president traveled to Agra to have a glimpse of Taj Mahal before heading for the National Capital.