Donald Trump will be in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat to attend an event called “Namaste Trump,” which translates to “Greetings, Trump,” at a cricket stadium.
Trump is set to visit India on a two-day trip between February 23 and 26. The main segment of the visit will take place in Delhi, though an option of having a short visit by the president to another city is being explored.
Hindustan Times first reported on Monday that the merchant vessel (MV) Da Cui Yun had been detained by Indian customs officials at Deendayal Port, formerly known as Kandla Port, for allegedly carrying an autoclave, and also mis-declaring it.
Prospects of the announcement of a trade deal during Trump’s visit dimmed considerably last week after Robert Lighthizer, the top US trade negotiator, informed Indian counterpart Piyush Goyal that he was unable to travel to India for the pre-scheduled end-stage discussions.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman met on Tuesday representatives from industries such as pharmaceuticals, energy, banking and automobiles and is scheduled to hold meetings with secretaries of different ministries on Wednesday before discussing the issue with the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) later.