US President Donald Trump has accepted the invite to make his first official trip to India since taking over on January 20, 2017. Business tycoon and TV personality turned politico Trump has gone on record saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi is his pal.PM Modi has invited him to be Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations held annually on New Delhi’s Raj Path on January 26.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who on Monday called on Trump, reminded him of the invitation. Confirming his India visit without mentioning schedule, an US official said the POTUS looks forward to visit India to reflect on the “amazingly positive” trajectory in India-US relationship.”President Trump does look forward to visiting India again to reflect on what has been an amazingly positive trajectory in our relationship,” Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asia Region Alice Wells told an Indian news agency while answering a query on when would the US president be able to make a visit to India. Wells said she does not have further details as to when the President’s trip to India will take place.”I love India, give my regards to my friend PM (Narendra) Modi,” Trump told Sushma Swaraj as they exchanged pleasantries during a high-level event on counter-narcotics in US. PM Modi has met Trump at least twice in the past year – the first during a bilateral visit to Washington and then once on the margins of a summit in Manila. President Trump, 72, had visited India in 2014 as a businessman.
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