TRUMP IN INDIA … US President arrives to grand welcome at Ahmedabad airport

Air Force One taxies to a halt at Ahmedabad Sardar Patel Airport in the forenoon on Monday.


UPDATE: 11.42AM: President Trump arrives in Ahmedabad Airport. Receiving him at the airport was Prime Minister Narendra Modi and select group of officials and Gujarat chief minister, Union home minister among other dignitaries. 


AHMEDABAD: The nation’s major western commercial hub is abuzz since morning on Monday in anticipation of the arrival of US President Donald Trump with his family members in tow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here from New Delhi in the morning and is playing host to the US President and his 12-member entourage including wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Large throngs have taken up position on either side of the 22km route from Ahmedabad airport to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, where Trump would get a standing ovation from lakhs of locals.

The state government and the BJP have separately stepped in to make the event a grand success upon urging from PM Modi. Hosting the American president in Modi’s home turf is a matter of high prestige for the PM, and Trump has been tweeting about his India visit in an exited mood. His latest tweet was in Hindi, and the PM reciprocated the sentiments in return tweets. 


A missile-proof aircraft for PM Modi will be purchased by India from the US. The hi-tech aircraft will be on the same lines as of the US President’s Air Force One. 

This apart, 25 Apache helicopters for the army will also be purchased.  –IHN-NN


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