(ThePatriotSource.com) – On his first day during his state visit to India, President Donald Trump announced a $3 billion military deal with the country. India plans to purchase military-grade helicopters and other military equipment from the United States.
The news was announced in a speech delivered alongside Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, at the Sardar Patel Stadium. Trump was given the honor not just to speak at the largest cricket stadium in the country but was also met by great applause and cheers from more than 100,000 Indian people in attendances.
Trump said that the purchases would form part of a bigger defense deal between the two nations.
“The United States looks forward to providing India with the best and most-feared military equipment on the planet. We make the greatest weapons ever made – airplanes, missiles, rockets, ships. We make the best, and we are dealing now with India,” he said.
Trump appeared on giant screens during the speech, with imagery of the American and Indian flags waving together.
Prime Minister Modi tweeted on Monday that the president “highlighted aspects of his vision for USA. He also spoke at length about India’s greatness as well as the greatness of our culture, ethos, people, and more. I thank him for his kind words.”
During his speech at the #NamasteTrump programme, @POTUS@realDonaldTrump highlighted aspects of his vision for USA. He also spoke at length about India’s greatness as well as the greatness of our culture, ethos, people and more. I thank him for his kind words. pic.twitter.com/T2trutWPqY
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 24, 2020
Trump went to a great deal of effort to extend the hand of friendship to the Indian people, saying in his speech, “Namaste, and hello to India. This is such a great honor.”
“The first lady and I have just travelled 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.”
The president even published a tweet in Hindi.
प्रथममहिलाऔरमैंइसदेशकेहरनागरिककोएकसन्देशदेनेकेलिएदुनियाका 8000 मीलकाचक्करलगाकरयहांआयेहैं l अमेरिकाभारतकोप्रेमकरताहै – अमेरिकाभारतकासम्मानकरताहै – और
अमरीकाकेलोगहमेशाभारतकेलोगोंकेसच्चेऔरनिष्ठावानदोस्तरहेंगे l https://t.co/1yOmQOEnXE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020
President Trump and Prime Minister are natural allies. Modi is widely considered an Indian populist, championing the interests of working people across the country and working to protect Indian’s cultural identity.