PM Modi, Donald Trump to hold delegation level talks today
Trump will hold restricted and then delegation-level bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House
New Delhi: US President Donald Trump will have a packed schedule today in New Delhi, where he arrived on Monday evening. He is on the last leg of his India visit.
The US President was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan at 10 am. The ceremony will be followed by a visit to Rajghat, where he will pay tributes to India's freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi.
The US President will lay the wreath at Rajghat and observe one-minute of silence. He will also be signing the Visitors' Book.
Trump will hold restricted and then delegation-level bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House. This will be followed by the signing of agreements between the two sides and press statement by both the leaders.
Among others, the two sides will sign deals worth $ 3 billion for the supply of choppers for the Indian Army and Navy. Trump had himself confirmed this during his address at the "Namaste Trump" event in Ahmedabad on Monday.
"I am pleased to announce that tomorrow our representatives will sign deals to sell over USD 3 Billion, in the absolute finest state of the art military helicopters and other equipment to the Indian armed forces," Trump had said.
Meanwhile, US First Lady Melania Trump will be visiting a Delhi government school in South Moti Bagh where she will review the "Happiness Class" programme implemented by the government of the capital city.
After meeting kids, she is expected to attend 'Happiness Classes' started by the Delhi government. As a part of the programme, students are taught various activities including meditation, street plays, basic obedience aimed at reducing anxiety and stress levels among children.
In the evening, the US President will hold a presser before he drives to Rashtrapati Bhavan again for meeting President Ram Nath Kovind. He will also attend the state banquet hosted in his honour by President Kovind.
Later, external affairs minister S Jaishankar and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will also call on the visiting US President.
Trump is scheduled to depart at 10 pm tonight.