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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave for Taj Mahal

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner leave for Taj Mahal.

"Taj Mahal inspires awe, a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture," writes Trumps as he visit Taj Mahal

US President Donald Trump's message in the visitor's book at the Taj Mahal- "Taj Mahal inspires awe, a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture! Thank you, India".

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump reach Taj Mahal

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump reach Taj Mahal

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump land at Agra airport

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump land at Agra airport. They will visit the Taj Mahal shortly.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave for Agra

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave for Agra, Uttar Pradesh. They will be paying visit to the Taj Mahal

India embraces individual freedom, where people worship side-by-side in harmony: Trump

India embraces individual freedom, rule of law, dignity of every human being , a country where people worship side-by-side in harmony, says Trump

America will always be a faithful and loyal friend to the Indian people, says Trump

America loves India, America respects India and America will always be a faithful and loyal friend to the Indian people, says US President Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump: PM Modi you are not just the pride of Gujarat, you are living proof that with hard work & devotion, Indians can accomplish anything at all, anything they want. The Prime Minister is a moving story of an incredible rise.

PM Narendra Modi speak at Namaste Trump event at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad

I think today we can see history being repeated. 5 months back I started my US trip with 'Howdy Modi' and today my friend President Donald Trump is starting his Indian trip with 'Namaste Trump' here in Ahmedabad. You are heartily welcome in the largest democracy of the world. This is Gujarat but the entire country is enthusiastic in welcoming you, says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad

US President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad. Namaste Trump event to be held shortly.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi enroute Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump spin the Charkha at Sabarmati Ashram

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Monday tried their hands at spinning the 'charkha' (spinning wheel) at the Sabarmati Ashram here.

Accompanied by PM Narendra Modu, the US president and his wife went around the Ashram, before resuming the roadshow from the airport to the Motera stadium.

"To my great friend Prime Minister Naredra Modi, thank you for this wonderful visit," Trump wrote in the Ashram visitors' book.

The US President was briefed about Gandhiji and the importance of charkha as a symbol of self-reliance.

Trump reached Ahmedabad at 11.37 am for the first leg of his India visit.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Sabarmati Ashram

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Sabarmati Ashram. They were received by PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Sabarmati Ashram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Sabarmati Ashram. US President Donald Trump to arrive at the Ashram shortly

Trump, Modi embark on 22-km-long roadshow in Ahmedabad

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday embarked on a 22-km- long roadshow from the Ahmedabad International Airport.

Trump, who is on a two-day India visit, landed at the Airport at 11.37 am. After the roadshow, the two leaders will address a gathering at the Namaste Trump event at the Motera cricket stadium here this afternoon.

Modi, who reached Ahmedabad over an hour before Trump landed here, received Trump and his wife Melania upon their arrival.

Trump and Modi began their roadshow from the airport.

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has left no stone unturned to make the roadshow a memorable experience for the dignitaries as well as the people.

Artistes and performers from many states were allotted a stage on the entire route to perform in their traditional attire. Around 50 stages were erected on the route, starting from the airport till Motera stadium via Indira bridge.

Authorities said over one lakh people are expected to line up along the route of the roadshow, which has been named as 'India Road Show' by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.

During the roadshow, both the leaders are scheduled to visit Sabarmati Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi spent 13 years during India's freedom struggle.

After the roadshow, both the leaders will reach the newly-built cricket stadium in Motera to address a gathering of over one lakh people at the Namaste Trump event.

US President Donald Trump's cavalcade enroute Sabarmati Ashram from the airport

US President Donald Trump leaves for Sabarmati Ashram from the airport

PM Modi welcomes US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets US President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka upon her arrival in Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Ahmedabad airport to receive US President Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump land in Ahmedabad

US President Donald Trump arrived in Ahmedabad on Monday for the first leg of his India trip.

The Air Force One plane carrying Trump and his wife Melania landed at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport here at 11.37 am, officials said.

It was scheduled to land at 11.40 am.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reached Ahmedabad over an hour before Trump did, was present at the airport to welcome the US president at the airport.

In Ahmedabad, Trump will visit Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram, take part in a roadshow with Modi and jointly address over one lakh people at a cricket stadium, before heading for Agra to see the iconic Taj Mahal with Melania.

Trump, who is also accompanied by daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top brass of his administration, will get a taste of India's cultural melange during his high- optics Gujarat itinerary, after the bonhomie between the two leaders at the 'Howdy, Modi!' event in Houston last year.

The US president and Modi will participate in a roadshow from the airport to Sabarmti Ashram and from there to the newly-built Motera cricket stadium, where over a lakh people are expected to be present for the 'Namaste Trump' event.

Dance groups and singers from different parts of the country will be performing on stages that are dotting the 22- km route of the 'India roadshow' in the city.

Huge billboards of the two leaders and replicas of historic places in Gujarat have also been placed along the roads where people will greet the two leaders.

Over 10,000 police personnel, besides officials of the United States Secret Service, and personnel of the National Security Guards (NSG) and the Special Protection Group (SPG) have been deployed for the high profile visit.

The seventh US president to visit India, Trump on Sunday retweeted a video in which his face was superimposed on the hit Indian movie-character Bahubali, showing him as a great saviour.

Modi will accompany Trump to the Sabarmati Ashram, which was home to Mahatma Gandhi from 1917-1930 during India's freedom struggle.

Several world leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have visited Sabarmati Ashram in recent years.

Ashram secretary Amrut Modi said Trump will spend 15 minutes at the place.

"Trump will visit the 'Hriday Kunj'. If he wishes, he will spin a charkha (spinning wheel). We will also gift him a coffee-table book, and a book containing 150 quotations of Gandhi," the Ashram official said.

Hriday Kunj is a room on the Ashram premises where Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi had lived for 12 years between 1918 and 1930.

The official said the US President would be briefed about Gandhiji and the importance of charkha as a symbol of self-reliance.

There will be a cultural extravaganza at the Motera stadium during the 'Namaste Trump' event, where Trump and Modi will address the gathering.

Bollywood singer Kailash Kher and some Gujarati folk singers will perform at the stadium, officials of the Gujarat Cricket Association said.

Students of various government and private schools have also been roped in to perform at cultural events and they have been practicing for days, an official said.

Billboards with slogans hailing Indo-US relations and having pictures of Trump and Modi walking together, shaking hands, and waving at the crowd during the 'Howdy Modi' event are dotting the city.

PM says 'Atithi Devo Bhava' in response to Trump's tweet in Hindi

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah arrive at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad

BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah arrive at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, ahead of 'Namaste Trump' even at the stadium.

Trump tweets in Hindi on way to India, says eager to visit country On Board Air Force One

US President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted in Hindi on his way to India, saying he is eager to visit the country and would be soon meeting all.

Trump, on board the special Air Force One aircraft along with his delegation, said in Hindi: "We are eager to visit India. We are on our way and would be soon meeting all".

The US President is accompanied by First Lady Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and the top brass of his administration.

Just before his departure, Trump said he had committed to visit India long time back and he is looking forward to be with the people of India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Ahmedabad

People form queues outside Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad

People form queues outside Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, gather in the vicinity and occupy seats at the stadium ahead of 'Namaste Trump' event today

Anhad's Gujarat coordinator, Dev Desai picked up by police ahead of Trump's visit

Dev Desai, Anhad's Gujarat coordinator and Anhad's trustee , well known human rights activist was picked up at 1.40 am today from his home by Gujarat Crime Branch. The family has no information. The crime branch had called him yesterday during the day to ask him what if he was planning a protest when Trump visits Ahmedabad and he said nothing planned. Dev Desai has been in the forefront of most of the anti CAA, NRC protest in recent days.

Group of dance performers from Jammu and Kashmir perform near Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.

A group of dance performers from Jammu and Kashmir perform near Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. They are one of the artists who will perform during the road show of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump today.

President Trump's visit will further strengthen friendship between India and US: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India awaits the arrival of US President Donald Trump, asserting that his visit will further strengthen the friendship between the two countries.

"India awaits your arrival @POTUS @realDonaldTrump! Your visit is definitely going to further strengthen the friendship between our nations," Modi tweeted.

"See you very soon in Ahmedabad," he said, responding to a tweet by Trump that he was leaving for India with the US First Lady.

Trump will reach Ahmedabad around noon on Monday.

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