On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump said that a trade pact with India was possible during his two-day visit to the country but only if he was presented with the "right deal".
According to people privy to the details of the trip, Trump is excited about his visit and is especially looking forward to the rally where he is expected to address in Ahmedabad together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, similar to the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston. Trump had asked for this event, according to people close to the discussions.
The President will be accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump as they travel to New Delhi and Ahemdabad, starting 24 February. They are likely to first land in Ahemdabad and reach the national capital the same night, reported sources. It is being speculated that the US President and his wife may stop to see the Taj Mahal on their way back to the United States.
The trade agreement was said to be the main agenda for the trip but that has been shaded in uncertainty.
While talking to reporters at the White House, Trump said, “We wanted to do something, (but) we will see.” When asked if he is expected to sign a trade deal during the visit. “If we can make the right deal, we will do it.”
Donald Trump is reportedly excited about the Motera stadium rally and the millions of people he expects to see there. Trump is expecting to see “5-7 million people” from the airport to the stadium.
Details of the trip are still under the wrap due to security reasons. This will be Donald Trump's first visit to India. Earlier, India had invited the US President to attend the 2018 Republic Day parade as a chief guest; however, White House declined the invitation citing scheduling issues.