India Calling! Melania Trump is 'excited' about visit to Ahmedabad, thanks Modi in tweet

The US First Lady says that the visit will 'celebrate close ties' between the 2 nations.

A grand welcome has been planned in Modi's home state Gujarat for the Trumps' two-day tour which also happens to be their first state visit to India. (June 2017 file photo: Twitter/MelaniaTrump)
The Trumps are coming to India, and the excitement seems palpable, at least on Twitter. Melania Trump added to the hype surrounding the US President Donald Trump's forthcoming visit with a tweet on Wednesday saying that the couple is "excited for the trip & to celebrate close ties between the USA & India."

Acknowledging Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation, the US First Lady quoted his tweet and said that she is "Looking forward to visiting Ahmedabad & New Dehli later this month. (sic)"



The PM, 'delighted' about the couple's visit, had tweeted on Wednesday morning that "India will accord a memorable welcome to our esteemed guests."

A grand welcome has been planned in Modi's home state Gujarat for the Trumps' two-day tour which also happens to be their first state visit to India. They will land in Ahmedabad on February 24, and the US president said that he "expects a massive welcome by millions of people when he lands in the city." Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to receive him at the Ahmedabad airport, and people are expected to crowd the streets to greet the motorcade from the airport to Sabarmati Ashram, Trump’s first stop in the city. Trump will be accorded a ceremonial welcome when he reaches Delhi for the second leg of his visit the next day.

“He (PM Modi) said we’ll have millions and millions ...He thinks we’ll have 5-7 million people from the airport to the new (Motera) stadium,” Trump said on Tuesday, confirming his India trip, while suggesting his rallies in the US would pale in comparison to the one he anticipates in India.

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“He (Modi) is a great gentleman. He is a friend of mine,” Trump added.
The US President and his wife will reach Delhi where he and PM Modi will hold talks on February 25.
The US President and his wife will reach Delhi where he and PM Modi will hold talks on February 25.

Modi will accompany Trump around the Sabarmati Ashram, including Hriday Kunj, where Mahatma Gandhi lived. Both leaders will attend the ‘inauguration’ of the revamped Motera stadium, officially named the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, now the largest cricket stadium in the world. The duo will hold a ‘Kem Chho Trump’ event, on the lines of 'Howdy Modi' held in Houston, in the stadium which has a capacity to accommodate 1.25 lakh people.

The US President and his wife will reach Delhi where he and PM Modi will hold talks on February 25. The couple is expected to check in to the National Capital's ITC Maurya, a part of which has been revamped for the state visit.

​The Trumps' are expected to check-into ITC Maurya. (Image: .itchotels.i​n)
The Trumps' are expected to stay at the ITC Maurya. (Image: .itchotels.in)

The last US President to get a rousing street-level public reception in India was Dwight Eisenhower in December 1959. He was welcomed at the Delhi airport by then President Rajendra Prasad, Prime Minister Nehru, Vice-President Radhakrishnan and the entire Union Cabinet before being driven to Rashtrapati Bhavan with thousands thronging the streets.
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From Gucci To Givenchy: A Peek Into Melania Trump's High-On-Fashion UK Visit
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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are currently on their state visit to the United Kingdom. From dining with the royals to exploring Downing Street 10 with British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip, their visit made headlines around the world. However, one of the highlights of the three-day tour was the first lady's UK-inspired wardrobe.

From Gucci to Givenchy, Mrs Trump opted for expensive brand labels again and left the world stunned with every look.

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are currently on their state visit to the United Kingdom. From dining with the royals to exploring Downing Street 10 with British Prime Minister..
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Upon arrival, the Trumps headed to the board Air Force One. This marked the first day of their visit.

For this, the first lady opted for a Gucci shirt dress which featured images of London's Big Ben and House of Parliament as an ode to the UK capital. President Trump, on the other hand, donned a dark blue suit with white shirt and a light blue tie.

Upon arrival, the Trumps headed to the board Air Force One. This marked the first day of their visit.For this, the first lady opted for a Gucci shirt dress which featured images of London's Big Ben a..
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Later the same day, the first lady changed into a Burberry and Michael Kors outfit as she touched down Stansted Airport. The 49-year-old opted for a blue pencil skirt by Michael Kors, a Burberry bow blouse and a navy jacket.

Later the same day, the first lady changed into a Burberry and Michael Kors outfit as she touched down Stansted Airport. The 49-year-old opted for a blue pencil skirt by Michael Kors, a Burberry bow ..
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Few hours after arrival, Mrs Trump visited Queen Elizabeth II. For the royal visit, she chose a Dolce & Gabbana and Hervé Pierre creation. Standing next to the Queen, she was spotted in a pencil white dress with lean blue belt. The first lady completed her look with a white hat detailed with a blue strip.

Few hours after arrival, Mrs Trump visited Queen Elizabeth II. For the royal visit, she chose a Dolce & Gabbana and Hervé Pierre creation. Standing next to the Queen, she was spotted in a pencil whit..
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On Monday, the Trump dynasty attended the Queen's state banquet. On this day, Mrs Trump donned a dove grey Dior gown and coupled the sleeveless dress with long white gloves.

On Monday, the Trump dynasty attended the Queen's state banquet. On this day, Mrs Trump donned a dove grey Dior gown and coupled the sleeveless dress with long white gloves.

US first daughter, Ivanka Trump, accompanied her parents to the Queen's state banquet. The presidential was dressed in a cornflower blue gown for the event. She kept her hairdo simple for the royal engagement.

US first daughter, Ivanka Trump, accompanied her parents to the Queen's state banquet. The presidential was dressed in a cornflower blue gown for the event. She kept her hairdo simple for the royal e..
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On Tuesday, After the state banquet, Mrs Trump moved to the formals section of her wardrobe. For her meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip at Downing Street 10, she opted for a brown trench coat by Celine and Hermès. She completed the look with a black belt and carried a sublte Hermès bag.

On Tuesday, After the state banquet, Mrs Trump moved to the formals section of her wardrobe. For her meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip at Downing Street 10, she o..
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Later during the same day, the Trumps hosted a dinner for Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla at the Winfield House. For this, Mrs Trump opted for one of Meghan Markle's favourite labels, Givenchy. The old Hollywood-inspired red gown featured floor-length cape sleeves and sequin detailing. She kept her look subtle with simple studded earrings.

Later during the same day, the Trumps hosted a dinner for Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla at the Winfield House. For this, Mrs Trump opted for one of Meghan ..
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The next day, President Trump joined world leaders and military veterans to mark the 75th D-Day invasion anniversary. For this day, she opted for an ivory flared coat dress from The Row. The Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen creation was completed with a hat.

Later, the US President and first lady departed from Southampton airport and touched down in Ireland. This time, Mrs Trump did not opt for a change of dress.

The next day, President Trump joined world leaders and military veterans to mark the 75th D-Day invasion anniversary. For this day, she opted for an ivory flared coat dress from The Row. The Ashley a..
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