President Trump kicked off a visit to India with an address to tens of thousands of people in a cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, in the state of Gujarat.
The speech praised India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and highlighted the success of recent policies to improve the country.
Taj Mahal inspires awe, a timeless testament to rich Indian culture: Prez Trump in visitors’ book
The Trumps have landed at the Palam airport in Delhi. The US first couple come down the steps of Air Force One and shake hands with the welcome committee. It has been a tiring day for them, straight after flying 8000 miles and landing in Ahmedabad. The business leg of Trump’s tour starts in Delhi. He will spend the night at the ITC Maurya.
US President Donald Trump on Monday extolled the Taj Mahal as an “awe-inspiring” monument which is a “timeless testament” to the rich and diverse beauty of the Indian culture.
Meetings with the Indian side start at 10 am tomorrow.
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ITC Maurya fortified,
hotel put under heavy security cover
All roads leading to ITC Maurya
All roads leading to ITC Maurya, the hotel which will host US President Donald Trump,
have been fortified with snipers, elite SWAT commandos and sharpshooters on high-rise buildings.
The entry and exit to the hotel is being strictly monitored by security
agencies and it has not taken any bookings till Trump is in Delhi.
High Security for Trump
Indian security agencies are also working in
close coordination with the US Secret Service
Apart from an anti-drone detachment of NSG, snipers,
kite catchers, canine units,
and Parakram vans have also been deployed along the routes and areas in and around the hotel where
Trump will be staying they said
Police personnel from six districts have been deployed for the security
arrangements and nearly 40 companies of Central Armed Police Forces have been pressed into action
Hundreds of high-definition CCTV cameras with night vision have been
installed across the Sardar Patel Marg where hotel ITC Maurya is located to monitor the situation round-the-clock.