Trump meets Mukesh Ambani and other top CEOs in India

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi after bilateral talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

  • A day after landing in India, the US President Donald Trump met business leaders including Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and MD of Reliance Industries.
  • At the meeting at the Hyderabad House, India and the United States signed three agreements on mental health, safety of medical products and cooperation between Indian oil corporation and Exxon.
  • Modi said that strong defence ties are important for India-US partnership.
  • Unprecedented security is in place at the ultra-luxurious Chanakya - Grand Presidential Suite of ITC Maurya in Delhi, where the Trumps are staying.
A day after landing in India, the US President Donald Trump met business leaders including Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and MD of Reliance Industries. The other CEOs at the meeting include Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group and Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran.

"It has been an honour to be here. You have a very special Prime Minister, he really knows what he is doing. He is a tough man. He has done a fantastic job. We work very closely together," Trump said at the meeting.

The Foreign Secretary of India Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on intellectual property rights is also in the works. At the meeting at the Hyderabad House, India and the United States signed three agreements on mental health, safety of medical products and cooperation between Indian Oil corporation and Exxon.

"Today we discussed every important aspect of US-India partnership, be it defence and security, energy strategic partnership, trade or people to people ties. The strengthening in defence ties between India and US is an important aspect of our partnership," Modi said.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands before their meeting at Hyderabad House, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in New Delhi, India.Photo/Alex Brandon)

Unprecedented security is in place at the ultra-luxurious Chanakya - Grand Presidential Suite of ITC Maurya in Delhi, where the Trumps are staying. Owing to the traffic restrictions, the Delhi Police has also advised commuters to plan their route accordingly. High traffic is expected in Moti Bagh, Chanakyapuri, India Gate, areas around ITO, Delhi Gate and the adjoining areas of central Delhi.



At the 'Namaste Trump' event, President Trump lauded Modi as he began his speech at the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad. Addressing the event, US President Donald Trump said that America loves and respects India. "5 months ago the United States welcomed your great Prime Minister at a giant football stadium in Texas and today India welcomes us at the world's largest cricket stadium right here in Ahmedabad," Trump said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as they landed at the airport. They were welcomed with folk dances and music.


Making Hindi as the medium of interaction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to Donald Trump's tweet saying 'Athithi Devo Bhava' (Guest is god). An hour ahead of his two-day visit to India, Donald Trump had tweeted in Hindi saying that he is looking forward to meeting everyone in India.


The two-day visit will include a visit to Sabarmati, ‘Namaste trump’ event at Motera stadium, meeting the CEOs of Indian companies and much more. “It is an honour that he will be with us tomorrow, starting with the historic programme in Ahmedabad,” Modi said on Twitter ahead of Trump's visit.


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a roadshow, along with President Trump and Melania Trump at Motera stadium.


As many as 12,000 policemen have been deployed in Gujarat to keep the security in check, ahead of Trump’s visit. This includes personnels from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), who will check for drones or any such objects near the route and fighter planes from the IAF, in case of any emergency. In addition to this, over 600 walkie-talkies have also been set up.

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel stand guard at the Sardar Patel stadium ahead of the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump in Ahmadabad, India. President Donald Trump is ready for a king's welcome as he head to India on Sunday for a jam packed two-day tour. The visit will feature a rally at one of the world's largest stadiums, a crowd of millions cheering him on and a lovefest with a like-minded leader during an election year.Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)


Various cultural programmes have also been organised for Trump and family. He will also visit Taj Mahal in Agra before landing in Delhi for business meetings.

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, children from an art school make paintings of U.S. President Donald Trump and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of Trump's India visit, in Mumbai, India. Trump is scheduled to visit India Feb. 24-25. President Donald Trump is ready for a king's welcome as he head to India on Sunday for a jam packed two-day tour. The visit will feature a rally at one of the world's largest stadiums, a crowd of millions cheering him on and a lovefest with a like-minded leader during an election year.Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

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