US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they arrived in Ahmedabad this afternoon for a 36-hour visit to India. President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner came out of the aircraft first. As PM Modi escorted the Trumps to the US President’s armoured black car known as the “Beast”, dancers in colourful costumes performed for the US first couple.
Here are some of the best pictures as Donald Trump and family landed in Ahmedabad:
As they emerged from the presidential jet Air Force One, President Trump was greeted by PM Modi with a warm hug.
The two-day state visit comes ahead of President Trump’s re-election bid – the US votes in November – and just months after PM Modi’s “Howdy, Modi!” event in Texas last year.
Mr Trump’s visit also comes amid tense trade talks between the two countries.
PM Modi explained the significance of the traditional charkha or spinning wheel to the VVIP visitors.
President Trump and his family were served high tea, which, reports said, featured broccoli samosas and apple pie.
“Electric Atmosphere at Motera Stadium as people eagerly wait to welcome President,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.
The “Namaste Trump” event is being seen by many as a parallel to the lavish “Howdy, Modi!” event organised for PM Modi in Houston during his visit last year to the US.