Namaste, Trump: US President Set For Big Welcome In India - Namaste Trump Live Updates
Donald Trump will be the sixth US president ever to travel to India and the first one to land in Ahmedabad, where he will be joined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an unprecedented roadshow and a historic joint address before a record crowd of more than one lakh people. Trump is only second White House occupant to travel to India in their first term. Barack Obama was the first US president to do so in 2010. Obama visited India twice in 2010 and 2015.
Trump, who is also accompanied by daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top brass of his administration, will get a taste of India's cultural potpourri during his Gujarat itinerary. Dance groups and singers from different parts of the country will be performing on stages that are dotting the 22-km route of the 'India roadshow' in Ahmedabad that has been spruced up for Trump's visit. Huge billboards of the two leaders and replicas of historic places in Gujarat have also been placed along the roads where people will greet the two leaders. Over 10,000 police personnel, besides officials of the United States Secret Service, and personnel of the National Security Guards (NSG) and the Special Protection Group (SPG) have been deployed for the high profile visit.