US President “Looking forward” to visit India, says Official

United States President Donald Trump is “looking forward” to visit India but this time it will totally depend on his commitments, reports a senior State Department official.

The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central and South Asia Alice Walls told source in an interview that “I am certain that President Trump looks forward to being able to visit India at an appropriate time.”

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India has invited US President Trump to be the Chief guest at the next year’s Republic Day celebrations on January 26.

When asked if Trump would accept the invitation of PM Modi or would schedule for another time visit, Ms. Wells said that the White House will take the decision, considering “both the domestic commitments he has here in the US as well as overseas.”

She also pointed to the steady stream of US officials, who have visited India as a symbol of close ties between India and US at the official level.

Ms. Wells continued, “As somebody who helps manage India relationship, it’s amazing the number of cabinet officials and high-level visitors that we have in India every month of the year.”

“That too reflects the density of the ties between our countries that I think we have over 40 major dialogues that take place between our government agencies and departments,” she added.

In 2017, PM Modi first meet US President Trump in Washington and at other mutual meetings as well.

A military parade is the focus of celebration of Republic Day in India and Trump has always been an admirer of such parades and wants his country to have one, too.

These sorts of military parades are organized annually across the globe world as a type of patriotic celebrations, however, the US never have one.

With the recommendation of Trump, a military parade was schedule on Veterans Day in November, which will honour the former serviceman and this year it would accord the conclusion centenary of the First World War.

However, the United States of American never organized such military parade, the Defence Department may postpone it for the possible next year.

 

by Chandrani Sarkar on September 28, 2018

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