Motera Stadium to host Donald Trump today
India will hold a very special place in our heart, says Trump
The area around Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is abuzz with activity, drawing the world's attention as it prepares to host US President Donald Trump today.
The Amdavad Municipal Corporation is busy adding finishing touches. Security has been beefed up outside the gates as the crowd starts pouring in from various parts of the city.
Hundreds of excited people holding the Indian flag made their way to the stadium. Some have travelled from as far as Kalol in Gandhinagar.
The streets of Ahmedabad have started filling up, with people lining up to welcome Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Students and members from various associations, including the Ahmedabad Christian Association, are all set for the roadshow.
The Trumps will spend three-and-a-half hours in the heritage city, dividing their time between photo-ops at Sabarmati Ashram and the Namaste Trump event at Motera Stadium, billed as the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity of more than 110,000.
Addressing the 'Namaste Trump' event at the Motera Stadium in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, Trump also announced that the US will seal defence deals worth $3 billion on Tuesday.
Trump is on a two-day trip to India, along with his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka. With this brief visit, he aims at reinvigorating ties between the world's biggest democracies that have been strained by trade rows.