Trump hopes to ink a US-India trade deal despite “tough negotiator” Modi

Ananya Bhattacharya
Trump hopes to ink a US-India trade deal despite “tough negotiator” Modi

US president Donald Trump has arrived in India with high hopes of inking a “fantastic trade deal.” Trump was speaking at the “Namaste Trump” event in Ahmedabad’s newly-built Motera cricket stadium, shortly after his arrival in the country today (Feb. 24). In 2018-19, India had a nearly $17 billion trade surplus with the US, which is a pain-point for relations between the two nations as the US seeks to narrow its overall trade deficit.