Top quotes from Modi-Trump speech

AHMEDABAD: US President Donald Trump mentioned DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge), Sholay, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli as he addressed the crowd at Ahmedabad's Motera Stadium during the 'Namaste Trump' event.

Trump was in Ahmedabad for the first leg of his two-day visit to India. Earlier, the crowd at the stadium was addressed by PM Narendra Modi.

"All over the planet people take great joy in watching Bollywood films, bhangra, and classic films like DDLJ and Sholay. You cheer on great cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli," Trump said after starting his speech with a greeting of 'namaste'.

Let's see some key quotes from Trump's address:

  • India will hold a very special place in our heart, PM Modi is an exceptional leader, who works day and night for India.
  • I'm pleased to announce that tomorrow our representatives will sign deals to sell over $ 3 billion, in the absolute finest state of the art military helicopters and other equipment to the Indian armed forces.
  • Both countries are united in defending citizens from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. Under my administration, we unleashed the full power of the American military on bloodthirsty killers of ISIS. Today ISIS territorial caliphate is 100% destroyed. Monster Al Baghdadi is dead.
  • We will always remember this remarkable hospitality. PM Modi started out as 'tea wallah', he worked as a tea seller. Everybody loves him but I will tell you this, he is very tough.
  • Five months ago the United States welcomed your great Prime Minister at a giant football stadium in Texas and today India welcomes us at the world's largest cricket stadium right here in Ahmedabad.
  • America loves India, America respects India and America will always be a faithful and loyal friend to the Indian people.
  • PM Modi, you are not just the pride of Gujarat, you are living proof that with hard work & devotion, Indians can accomplish anything at all, anything they want. The Prime Minister is a moving story of an incredible rise.

Let's see some quotes from PM Modi's speech:

  • Five months ago, I had started my American trip from 'Howdy Modi'. Today, my friend POTUS Trump is starting his trip from Namaste Trump in Ahmedabad.
  • India-US relations are no longer just another partnership. It is a far greater and closer relationship.
  • The name of this programme 'Namaste Trump' has a deep meaning. This is one of the words in the world's oldest languages Sanskrit. The word says that we greet not only the individual but also the divinity within them.


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