Any event with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the US President Donald Trump together is definitely an eye feast for the two countries and the world too!
Earlier this year, in September 2019, Trump welcomed Modi for the ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston that saw more than 50,000 audience.
Now, a return welcome to Trump from the Indian PM is happening soon on February 24, 2020, and it’s called ‘How are you Trump?’
More than 100,000 people are likely to attend this upcoming Modi-Trump public meet hosted by Modi at the Sardar Patel cricket stadium.
However, the host stadium is under construction and is expected to be completed for the upcoming event. Upon completion, this is expected to the world’s largest stadium overtaking Melbourne Cricket Ground.
“We will have millions and millions of people. He thinks we will have 5–7 million people just from the airport to the new stadium,” Trump told reports.
“President Trump and Prime Minister Modi agreed the trip will further strengthen the United States-India strategic partnership and highlight the strong and enduring bonds between the American and Indian people,” Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
Meanwhile, a lot more things pertaining to trade, bilateral ties and contemporary issues in India, among others are on the priority list for the two nations to discuss.
Both the leaders have discussed trade negotiations in their earlier meet and Trump is likely to see if the things progress further in that way.
Meanwhile, the US senators have reportedly appealed to Trump to assess a wide range of issues pertaining to Jammu, including political detainment, access to foreign diplomats, internet ban, among other things.
They were also particular about the issues pertaining to Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) that have caused religious tensions within the country.
Trump will also be watched on his stand on these issues and domestic policies in India.
“India and the United States understand that to keep our communities safe, we must protect our borders. I’m expecting that this is essentially going to provide a similar kind of air cover for Modi. And I think the White House has no issue providing that,” says Milan Vaishnav of the Carnegie Endowment.
Vaishnav also has a crucial point to say on China’s role in between.
“India does not see its relationship with the United States through the China prism,” he adds. “In fact, they somewhat resent being talked about as a pawn in this great game between an established superpower and an emerging one,” Vaishnav adds.
So, it’s definitely worth waiting to watch the outcomes of the upcoming Modi-Trump meet!