Trump said both countries are working on a "fantastic trade" deal, and observed that Modi is a 'tough negotiator'. (Photo Credit: Reuters Photo)
New Delhi :
US Donald Trump launched a veiled attack on Pakistan during his key speech at Motera stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday. Talking about religious extremism, Trump said that, “India and the US are committed to defend our people from radical Islamic terrorism.” He also spoke about his policy decisions in fight against ISIS. “Under my administration, we unleashed full power of American military on bloodthirsty killers of ISIS. Today ISIS territorial caliphate is 100% destroyed. Monster Al Baghdadi is dead,” Trump said during his speech in Motera. Talking about Pakistan, Trump said that, “the US and India are committed to working together to stop terrorists and to fight their ideology. For this reason, since taking office my administration is working in a very positive way with Pakistan to crack down on terror organisations and militants that operate on the Pakistani border.” Namaste Trump LIVE UPDATES
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump also vowed to boost trade ties between the United States and India, and said the United States was prepared to supply India with defence equipment ranging from drones to helicopters and missile systems. “We look forward to providing the "best and most feared military equipment" to India, said Trump. The US President said he looked forward to expanding space cooperation between the two nations, and said both sides were at the early stages of reaching an "incredible" trade agreement.
Trump said both countries are working on a "fantastic trade" deal, and observed that Modi is a "tough negotiator". The US president also heaped praises on Modi, saying the Prime Minister is a "living proof" of what an Indian can achieve with hard work as Trump referred to his humble background as a tea-seller, who had a landslide win in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. On his part, Modi welcomed Trump to "world's largest democracy" and said a "new history" was being created.
He also touched on India's cultural diversity and riches as he highlighted the success of its blockbuster movies like DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) and Sholay, and its sporting icons like Sachin Tedulkar and Virat Kohli. He highlighted the boom in the US economy under his presidency and added that India will soon be home to the biggest middle class as it will eliminate extreme poverty in in next 10 years.
(With agency inputs)