US-India Relationship Is 'extraordinary': Donald Trump After Maiden Trip

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Donald Trump has said that the relationship between India and the US is “extraordinary” and claimed that significant progress has been made in bilateral ties.

Written By Aanchal Nigam | Mumbai | Updated On:
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United States President Donald Trump has said that the relationship between India and the US is “extraordinary” and claimed that significant progress has been made in bilateral ties. The US President was asked about his two-day maiden trip to India in a news conference at White House on February 27, in which he said, “We are going to be doing a lot of business with India”. Trump also applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and called him a “great gentleman, a great leader” and India an “incredible country”. 

The US President also said that he, First Lady Melania Trump, their daughter, Ivanka Trump and son-in-law, Jared Kushner “were treated very, very well” in India and claimed to have “enjoyed” it. Along with Trump's family, the top brass of his administration including National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien also visited the nation on February 24 and 25. In the brief 36-hour trip, they visited Ahmedabad, Agra, New Delhi before leaving for Washington and even addressed a massive rally at world's largest stadium. 

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However, since both India and US have not been able to strike a comprehensive trade deal, Trump has said that they would come up with one and negotiations were continuing. The US President not only expressed his optimism with future business with India but also replied to a reporter's question by saying, “India is sending billions and billions of dollars now to the US”.

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Ivanka Trump thanks PM Modi

The US President's daughter and the advisor to the POTUS, Ivanka Trump thanked PM Modi for his “warm hospitality” and called India “beautiful”. Upon her arrival at Washington, she said that during their visit to the nation, they “celebrated strength, spirit and unity” of both the countries. Ivanka and Melania Trump, both shared the pictures clicked in front of Taj Mahal, Agra. The adviser to the US President called the beauty of one of the seven wonders of the world as “awe inspiring” and the First Lady called it “breathtaking”. 

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