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Modi-Trump Hold Talks; Trade, Defence, Security On Agenda

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump on Tuesday held intensive talks overlaying the complete spectrum of bilateral ties, together with the important thing areas of defence, safety, and commerce and funding.

Throughout their talks on the Hyderabad Home right here, the 2 leaders are additionally anticipated to deliberate on regional points, together with the US’ proposed peace cope with the Taliban, the state of affairs within the Indo-Pacific, the specter of terrorism and the state of affairs within the Gulf area.

After the talks, the 2 sides will seal defence offers value round USD three billion.

The Trumps, who paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial Rajghat right here, arrived in Ahmedabad round midday on Monday for the primary leg of their 36-hour India go to.

The US president was feted on the world’s largest cricket stadium within the “Namaste Trump” occasion and was cheered by tens of 1000’s of individuals.

From Ahmedabad, he and his delegation travelled to Agra the place they visited the Taj Mahal. The US president arrived within the nationwide capital round 7.30 pm on Monday.

In his tackle on the huge “Namaste Trump” occasion at Motera stadium in Ahmedabad, the US president introduced that offers to promote state-of-the-art army helicopters and different gear value over USD three billion shall be sealed between the 2 nations on Tuesday.

The offers will embody procurement of 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters by India from the US at a price of USD 2.6 billion. One other contract to accumulate six AH-64E Apache helicopters for USD 800 million from the US can also be on the desk.

(PTI)

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