US President Donald Trump will travel to India later this month on a two-day visit, the White House announced on Tuesday, in what would be his first trip to the country as the president of the United States.
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will make the trip to "strengthen the United States - India strategic partnership," the announcement said. Trump will travel to New Delhi and also make a stop at Ahmedabad during the visit from February 24-25, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said.
The White House said that Trump and Modi talked by telephone over the weekend. The two leaders have pursued a close relationship, with Modi visiting in September and hosting Trump at a huge rally in Houston, Texas, dubbed "Howdy, Modi!"