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The Financial Express

India to buy $3b military equipment from US, Trump says

Published: February 25, 2020 16:39:01 | Updated: February 25, 2020 21:47:18


US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shaking hands before their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday. -AP Photo US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shaking hands before their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday. -AP Photo

US President Donald Trump Trump announced that India has signed a deal to purchase more than $3 billion of advanced military equipment, including helicopters.

Trump also described trip to India as 'unforgettable,' 'extraordinary' and an expression of 'love' while he was delivering a joint statement with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi following their bilateral talks in New Delhi on Tuesday, reports AP.

He mentioned that the two leaders made progress on what he describes as a “comprehensive trade deal” after talks.

Trump also said he and first lady Melania Trump “have been awed by the majesty of India” and will ”always remember the magnificent welcome” they received upon their arrival.

Modi, meanwhile, said the two had a productive exchange on issues including defense cooperation, energy and technology and said talks will continue.

The Indian premier said that he and Trump have now met five times over the past eight months and said ties between the two nations is the “most important partnership of the 21st century.”

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