Trump's two-day visit is expected to scale up bilateral ties between the two countries, though a big announcement of a trade deal is not expected
United States president Donald Trump started his two-day India visit on Monday.
Trump is also accompanied by daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top brass of his administration are expected to get a taste of India's cultural, reported the Hindustan Times. After being received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a warm hug at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport in Ahmedabad, Trump covered the 22-km roadshow on his way to the at Motera stadium in his presidential car, "The Beast."
Trump will be flying to Agra immediately after attending the rally so that he and First Lady Melania Trump can spend about an hour at the Taj Mahal before sunset.
The delegation is then scheduled to fly to Delhi where Trump and PM Modi will hold talks on Tuesday.
Here are the LIVE updates on Donald Trump India visit:
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner visit Taj Mahal
US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner take a tour of the Taj Mahal.
Donald Trump, Melania arrive at Taj Mahal
US president Donald Trump has arrived at the Taj Mahal. The 17th centruy monument has been refurbished to welcome Trump and his family.
They will spend about an hour to catch the sunset from the famed mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died in 1631.
Trump leaves for Taj Mahal
US president Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner left for the Taj Mahal from the Agra airport. They are expected to arrive at the Taj Mahal at 5.15pm.
Uttar Pradesh artists display state culture in welcome at airport
Ahead of their visit to the Taj Mahal, Donald and Melania Trump were greeted with performances by hundreds of artists displaying the culture of Uttar Pradesh after they landed in Agra, reported News 18.
Yogi Adityanath, Anandiben Patel welcome Trump in Agra
US president Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were received by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and state governor Anandiben Patel at the airport ahead on arriving in Agra for a visit to the Taj Mahal.
Trump reaches Agra
Donald and Melania Trump have reached Agra for their visit to the Taj Mahal, after the US president addressed a mega event named 'Namaste Trump' at the Motera stadium in Gujarat. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed the crowd of more than one lakh attendees.
Donald and Melania Trump to reach Taj Mahal at 5.15 pm
US president Donald Trump is scheduled to reach the Taj Mahal at 5.15 pm and spend an hour at the site.
The iconic monument is close to visitors in light of the Trumps' visit and the high security arrangements.
Smaller Air Force One flies Donald, Melania Trump to Agra
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave for Agra, Uttar Pradesh. They will be paying visit to the Taj Mahal.
Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one: Trump
"Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one. Thanks to these efforts we are beginning to see signs of big progress with Pakistan & we are hopeful for reduced tensions, greater stability and the future of harmony for all of the nations of South Asia," said Donald Trump
PM Modi concludes Gujarat event with "long live, India-US friendship" chant
PM Modi concluded the grand Gujarat event - 'Namaste Trump' with 'long live, India-US friendship' chant.
India-US natural partners: PM Modi
"America is India's biggest trading partner. Today, our military is doing the maximum number of joint drills with America. The US is our biggest research and development partner. India and the US are natural partners," said PM Modi at 'Namaste Trump' event.
We are building a new India: PM Modi
"We are building a new India. We don't just have world's biggest stadium, but we also have introduced the largest healthcare system. We have got rid of old laws and introduced new ones," said PM Modi.
You have addressed Indians from world's biggest stadium: Modi to Trump
"I thank for your address. I want to tell you that you have addressed Indians from world's biggest stadium," said PM Modi to Trump.
US will sign $ 3 Billion defence deals with India: Trump
"I'm pleased to announce that tomorrow our representatives will sign deals to sell over US $ 3 Billion, in the absolute finest state of the art military helicopters and other equipment to the Indian armed forces," said Trump at Motera stadium.
"PM Modi a tough negotiator": Donald Trump on trade deal with India
Donald Trump, speaking at the grand "Namaste Trump" event, said that the US will be signing a brilliant trade deal with India, at the same time adding that "PM Modi is a tough negotiator".
Working towards safeguarding borders: Trump
"We are working towards safeguarding our borders. Every nation has the right to safeguard their territory against infiltrators," said Trump.
US-India firmly resolved to threat of radical Islamic movement: Trump
"We are committed to provide India with state of the art defence equipments to India. The US and India are firmly resolved to fight the threat of radical Islamic movement. As we continue to build our defence cooperation, the US looks forward to providing India with some of the best & most feared military equipment on the planet. We make the greatest weapons ever made. We make the best and we are dealing now with India.," said Trump.
Here to cherish our shared culture: Trump
"An exciting time in United States. Unemployment has hit historic lows. Our military line is completely rebuilt. It is the most powerful military anywhere in the world. That's why we are here to cherish our shared culture," said Trump.
Under Modi's leadership, India can achieve anything: Trump
"PM Modi you are not just the pride of Gujarat, you are living proof that with hard work and devotion, Indians can accomplish anything at all, anything they want. The Prime Minister is a moving story of an incredible rise," said Donald Trump.
Will always remember this remarkable hospitality: Trump
"We will always remember this remarkable hospitality. India will hold a special place in our hearts. PM Modi started out as 'tea wallah', he worked as a tea seller. Everybody loves him but I will tell you this, he is very tough," said Donald Trump.
Travelled 8,000 miles across the globe to convey US's love for India: Trump
"I have travelled 8,000 miles across the globe to convey just a message that America loves India. US respects India, will be a faithful and loyal friend, "said the US President at "Namaste Trump" event.
Trump begins Gujarat address with Namaste, says great honour to be in India
Donald Trump began his address at the Motera stadium with a Namaste. The US president also said that it is a great honour to be in India. The US President said that he was thankful to his "great friend Modi" to according a "beautiful welcome".
Meaning of the name of the event "Namaste" is very deep: PM
"The meaning of the name of the event "Namaste" is very deep. This is a word from the oldest languages of the world - Sanskrit. It means that we pay respect to not only to the person but also to the divinity inside him," said PM Modi at "Namaste Trump" event.
US-India ties far greater, closer relationship: PM at "Namaste Trump"
"India-US relations are no longer just another partnership. It is a far greater and closer relationship. One is "land of the free" the other believes the world is one family. One feels proud of 'statue of liberty' the other feels proud of "statue of unity," said PM Modi at "Namaste Trump" event.
Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah at Motera Stadium
Donald Trump, PM Modi arrive at Motera stadium
Donald Trump and PM Modi reached the Motera Stadium, the world's largest cricket ground with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh people, in Ahmedabad for the grand "Namaste Trump" event.
The US President arrived at the venue with Elton John being played in the background at the Motera stadium.
Large crowds cheer Trump-Modi roadshow in Ahmedabad
Amid tight security, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a 22-km roadshow in Ahmedabad. After a brief stopover at Sabarmati Ashram, the Trumps and the Prime Minister headed to the Motera stadium.
Motera: The stadium that will host Donald Trump
The Motera stadium will officially open for business today when US President Donald Trump inaugurates the venue on the banks of the Sabarmati.
The Sardar Patel Stadium -- or Motera, as it is simply known -- was first built in 1982 when the state government of Gujarat donated 50 acres of land for its construction. So far, Motera has held one T20I (Pakistan's final international on Indian soil, played back in 2012), 12 Test matches and 24 ODIs -- the last of which, between India and Sri Lanka in November 2014, was also the final game it hosted before it closed for reconstruction.
Trump, PM Modi head to Motera stadium for "Namaste Trump" event
At least tens of thousands people, many of them wearing white hats saying "Namaste Trump" or cardboard masks of Trump, have lined up along the route to the giant stadium to welcome the US President.
Much to gain from Trump-Modi friendship: Nikki Haley
Indian-American politician Nikki Haley has said that there is much to be gained from the friendship of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"The US and India are the two largest democracies in the world and share many values. There is much to be gained by the friendship of Modi and Trump," the top Republican leader said in a tweet.
Trump wrote at the visitor's register at Sabarmati ashram
"To my great friend Prime Minister Modi - Thank you for this wonderful visit," wrote Trump and signed the message. It was also signed by Melania.
"Your visit is definitely going to further strengthen the friendship between our nations," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted ahead of Trump's arrival.
Trumps spin charkha, sign visitors' book at Sabarmati Ashram
During the visit, Trump and Melania also tried their hands on the khadi spinning wheel, also knwon as "Charkha." Melania also helped Trump in weaving khadi on charkha.
Before leaving, Trump wrote a message in the visitors' book of the Ashram.
US President Trump, PM Modi arrive at Sabarmati Ashram
US President Trump, First Lady Melania and PM Modi has arrived at Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. Trump is expected to spend about 15 minutes at the ashram.
Trump's visit exemplifies a historic relationship: Indian Government
Minutes after Trump's India touchdown, the government said the "first stand-alone visit by a US President to India exemplifies a historic relationship."
Trump, Modi embark on 22-km roadshow in Ahmedabad
Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi on Monday embarked on a 22-km- long roadshow from the Ahmedabad International Airport.
Donald Trump enroute Sabarmati Ashram
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram. Prime Minister Narendra Modi then showed Trump and the US First Lady "Hriday Kunj", a room inside the Ashram where Gandhiji and his wife Kasturba lived and explained the importance of this place in India's freedom struggle.
US President Donald Trump and PM Modi leave the airport
After being received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a warm hug, Trump covered the 22-km roadshow on his way to the stadium in his presidential car, "The Beast."
Dancers, artists at airport to give colourful welcome to the Trumps
Dancers and artists were present at the airport and several of them lined the road US President's cavalcade was travelling by to accord a colourful welcome to the Trumps.
PM Modi greets President Trump with a hug
PM Modi received US president Donald Trump with a warm hug.
The Prime Minister , who reached Ahmedabad over an hour before Trump did, was present at the airport to welcome the US president at the airport.
Air Force One lands in Ahmedabad
The Air Force One plane carrying Trump and his wife Melania landed at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport at 11.37am.