Donald Trump likely to visit India in late February, crucial trade deal high on agenda
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: US President Donald Trump is set to visit India in late February when the two countries will arrive at a trade deal that been months in negotiation. While the dates are yet to be formally announced, media reports suggest that visit will take place from February 24 to February 26.
The forthcoming visit by the US President comes close to the heels of an impeachment process and before a high-voltage election campaign season begins in the United States.
According to a Hindustan Times report, Trump’s visit will include a day devoted to a joint public function with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely in Ahmedabad.
According to the report, the highlight of the visit is expected to be the trade deal and besides that, the two leaders will also discuss China, the Indo-Pacific region, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan's continued support to terror groups.
The visit also comes at a time when Pakistan is intensifying its efforts to attack India at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session, scheduled to be held in Geneva from February 24 to March 30.
Pakistan, this time, is expected to go beyond raking up the issue of abrogation of Article 370 and is likely to raise the issue of Citizenship Act to allege atrocities on Indian Muslims by the Narendra Modi government.
India expects reinstatement of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) scheme, which allowed zero tariffs on exports worth $5.6 billion to the US. India is likely to roll back its retaliatory tariffs post the withdrawal of GSP.
Posted By: Abhinav Gupta