April 17, 2021
trump's visit to india

Trump’s visit to India at the eleventh hour

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modi and trump

US President Trump’s two days visit to India will start from 24th February. PM Modi will host the US President Trump in Gujarat, a public reception will be organized in a newly built cricket stadium (world’s largest cricket stadium). There will be a road show from airport to cricket stadium, US President Trump along with US first Lady Melania Trump will join the PM Modi and will visit Gandhi Ashram and Tajmahal Agra.
Earlier Trump had rejected three times India’s invitation, and what made Trump visit India might be debatable, is it US election or trade means India US bilateral relations. But from diplomatic point of view it’s India’s success.

Disputed issue between India and US

U S- India bilateral trade is worth $142bn in 2018 . But $5.6bn export was previously duty free in US, now has come under US tariffs since US withdrew India’s preferential trade treatment under US GSP (Generalized System of Preference ) system , US also increased tariffs on Steel and Aluminium. In retaliation India has also raised the tariff to 120% on 29 goods in last June 2018 but trade talk has delayed their implementation, now on 15June 2019 India implemented tariffs on 28 American goods including Almond and Apple.

Apart from these issues India and US have managed good Understanding in defense sector deal .

Key Takeaways
  • India US may come to a common point for trade relating issue.
  • Agreements to be signed between India and US.
  • Sources saying that US trade minister might miss flight or he will take corner if he joins the boat, in that case this visit of Trump will be merely a election stunt as Trump is doing nowadays in US.
picture of Trump and modi on stage
Trump and Modi

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