India to buy $3B military equipment; optimistic of trade deal: Trump

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said the ties between the US and India are not government to government but are people-centric and “people to people”.

In a joint press statement with US President Donald Trump, who will leave India tonight after a two-day visit, PM Modi was quoted as saying by NDTV, On Monday President Trump received a historical welcome in Motera that will be remembered forever.” President Trump said he is “optimistic of a trade deal” with India.

Earlier today, President Trump received a ceremonial welcome at the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning before talks with PM Modi over defence and trade deals on a packed day in Delhi, where he arrived last night after visiting Ahmedabad and Agra.

President Donald Trump also called his trip to India “unforgettable,” “extraordinary” and an expression of “love” as he delivered a joint statement with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi following their bilateral talks.

Trump announced that India has signed a deal to purchase more than $3 billion of advanced military equipment, including helicopters. And he said the two leaders made progress on what he describes as a “comprehensive trade deal” after talks.

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