April 03
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US President Donald Trump and Indian PM Narendra Modi said their countries are working on a major trade agreement, Voice of America reported.

Their remarks came after talks in Delhi.

Trump announced an agreement with India on the supply of US helicopters and other military equipment totaling $ 3 billion and said that Washington and Delhi are expanding cooperation in the fight against terrorism, cybersecurity and maritime security.

Trump said US-Indian relations today are truly stronger than ever.

Modi made a similar assessment, saying that the volume of trade between the two countries increased significantly, and relations between them reached a new level under the leadership of Trump.

He also noted he had held fruitful talks with Trump on various key aspects of the US-India partnership, including defense and security, energy and technology.

Indian officials announced memoranda of understanding on mental health and safety of medical devices, as well as a letter of cooperation on oil before Trump and Modi spoke.

Earlier that day, Modi and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind greeted Trump at a ceremony in the presidential palace. Trump and his wife Melania laid wreaths at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial. The visit of the US president takes place shortly after the protests in India amid the new citizenship law, which, according to critics, marginalizes over 200 million Muslims of the country. The Modi government rejects these allegations. At a rally on Monday, Trump hinted at the pluralistic nature of Indian society. 

Trump is the fourth American president in a row to come to India. He continues Washington's transition in allied relations from the archenemy of India, Pakistan, to Delhi.

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