Donald Trump India Visit Day 2 HIGHLIGHTS: Concluding his two-day visit to India, US President Donald Trump Tuesday said both countries signed a $3-billion helicopter deal and touched upon the issue of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act while briefing the media.”We did talk about religious freedom. The PM said he wants people to have religious freedom. They have worked really hard on it. I heard about the individual attacks but I did not discuss it,” Trump said when asked about the CAA, emphasising the two leaders did not discuss the contentious law. When asked about the ongoing violence in Delhi, Trump called it an “internal matter” and said, “It’s up to India”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, earlier in the day, issued a joint statement during which India and the US inked three MoUs, including one in the energy sector, and agreed to initiate talks on a major trade deal. Modi and Trump also resolved to fight terrorism.
Modi said the leaders have decided to raise the Indo-US ties to a comprehensive global partnership level. “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 the US is an important aspect of our partnership,” the PM said.
On the second day, Trump received a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Rajghat. He was accompanied by the US First Lady Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump and President Ram Nath Kovind. Meanwhile, Melania Trump visited a Delhi government school in South Delhi and observed a happiness curriculum session — where students and teachers meditate, chat, tell stories and share jokes for 45 minutes each day.