More than 100,000 folks on Monday packed the world’s largest cricket stadium in India, the place President Trump kicked off his first official go to as he hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and vowed to boost trade between the US and his nation.
The president instructed the large crowd at Motera Stadium that he was in India to “broaden our partnership of unbelievable energy and potential,” saying that he and Modi will focus on “sturdy and truthful partnerships to construct a safer and extra affluent world.”
Calling Modi a “tremendously profitable chief,” Trump mentioned: “I feel that the prime minister and I can attain a implausible deal that’s good and even nice for our two international locations,” Trump mentioned, CNN reported.
“Except he’s a really robust negotiator,” he added with a chuckle.
“(Under my administration) commerce between our two nations has elevated by greater than 40 p.c,” Trump mentioned.
“India is the United States’ largest export market … A booming America is a superb factor for India and the world, which is why we’re happy to announce that now we have had the best economic system ever within the historical past of the United States.”
Trump mentioned “the US seems to be ahead to offering India with a few of the greatest and most feared navy equipment on the planet,” including that “we make the most effective, and we’re dealing now with India.”
He mentioned Washington is ready to provide India with defense equipment starting from helicopters to drones and missile programs.
“I imagine the US must be India’s primary defense accomplice and that’s the best way it’s understanding,” Trump mentioned throughout the “Namaste, Trump” – or “Welcome, Trump” rally in Ahmedabad within the western state of Gujarat.
He additionally mentioned the US and India “are firmly united in our ironclad resolve to defend our residents from the specter of radical Islamic terrorism,” noting that each international locations “have been damage by the ache and turmoil of terrorism and that that terrorism brings.”
Trump added that ISIS’ self-declared caliphate has been “completely destroyed,” noting that the phobia group’s chief – the “monster” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – was killed by the hands of US particular forces in a raid in Syria.
Trump hailed his sturdy border controls. “Every nation has the correct to management and safe its borders,” he mentioned. “The United States and India are dedicated to working collectively to cease terrorists and struggle their ideology.”
“My administration is working in a really optimistic manner with Pakistan to crack down on the terrorists and militant teams that function on the Pakistan border,” he mentioned. “We are starting to see indicators of massive progress.”
Trump’s first cease was independence chief Mohandas Gandhi’s residence, the place the president donned a prayer scarf and eliminated his footwear earlier than quietly strolling via the standard ashram.
He inspected the spinning wheel utilized by the pacifist and checked out a statue of monkeys representing Gandhi’s mantra of “See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil” earlier than departing for the massive occasion on the cricket stadium.
The president’s whirlwind, 36-hour journey additionally features a deliberate go to to the famed Taj Mahal in Agra.
With Post wires