U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are visiting India. They landed in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They are here on official business.
The US president is hoping to sign a trade deal with India in the next couple of months. The US is India’s largest trading partner. Last year, India and America traded $90 billion worth of goods. India sells more to the US than its buys.
Though the trade talks haven’t materialised into anything substantial yet, the two countries have signed a defence deal. The US plans to sell $3 billion dollars worth of military equipment to India’s armed forces.
During this packed 2-day trip, Trump spoke at a huge rally in Ahmedabad Gujrat. He addressed a crowd of 100,000 and pledged his love and respect for India. He spoke about the teachings of Swami Vivekanada and the popularity of Sachin Tedulkar and Virat Kohli. His wife and family also traveled to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal monument.