US President Donald Trump could make his first-ever state visit to India by the latter half of February, media reports claimed on Tuesday. The exact date of Trump’s proposed visit is expected to be confirmed subject to the progress of the impeachment proceedings against him in the US Senate.
The Hindu reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reiterated an invitation to Trump to visit India during a phone conversation between the two leaders on January 7. Modi had invited Trump to be the chief guest at the 2019 Republic Day Parade, but the US leader declined, citing scheduling constraints.
The Hindu quoted sources as saying “Security and logistics teams from Washington are expected in Delhi this week to prepare for a possible visit by US President Donald Trump.”