Donald Trump To Visit India On February 24-25
U.S. President Donald Trump will visit India later this month on February 24 and 25, as per an official announcement from the White House on February 10 afternoon.
First lady Melania Trump will also accompany the President to New Delhi and Ahmedabad during the visit from February 24-25. Trump’s two days two cities visit would further strengthen the strategic partnership between India and the US.
“The visit will provide an opportunity for the two leaders to review progress in bilateral ties and further strengthen our strategic partnership,” the MEA said. During a phone call over the weekend, Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed the trip would further strengthen the India-US strategic partnership and highlight the strong and enduring bonds between the American and Indian people, she said.
A defense deal is also reportedly on the cards. India is preparing to approve a $2.6 billion deal for 24 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters from Lockheed Martin, as per a report by Reuters. His predecessor, Barack Obama, had traveled to India twice, in 2010 and 2015.