President Trump announced a massive $3 billion defense deal with India in front of a stadium pack with over 100,000 people.
According to The Hill:
President Trump on Monday was offered a warm welcome during his first trip to India and announced that the U.S. and India would sign a defense deal for New Delhi to purchase more than $3 billion in American helicopters and other military equipment.
Addressing a large crowd at a cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, Trump called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “true friend,” touted the bond between the United States and India and expressed a desire to strengthen that bond further.
“Namaste, and hello to India. This is such a great honor,” Trump said at the outset of his remarks. “The first lady and I have just traveled 8,000 miles around the world to deliver a message to every citizen across this nation: America loves India, America respects India, and America will always be faithful and loyal friends to the Indian people.”
Trump spoke for roughly 30 minutes, after which he and first lady Melania Trump departed for a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra. Trump marveled at the crowd size and thanked the Indian people “for the spectacular welcome to your magnificent country.”
President Trump also expressed a strong commitment to creating stronger ties between the United States and India.