Ahmedabad, February 24 | The Air Force One plane carrying Trump and his wife Melania landed at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport here, officials said. US President Donald Trump, accompanied by daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top brass of his administration arrived in Ahmedabad for the first leg of his India trip.
In Ahmedabad, Trump 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.
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.
Modi accompanied 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.