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Trump to visit India from Feb 21 to 24

Trump to visit India from Feb 21 to 24
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US President Trump is scheduled to travel to India between February 21 and February 24, with a day devoted to a joint public function with PM Modi,...

New Delhi: US President Trump is scheduled to travel to India between February 21 and February 24, with a day devoted to a joint public function with PM Modi, according to people familiar with the matter, as cited by Reuters.

Officials said that the central focus of Trump's India visit is expected to be a trade deal, and the two leaders will also discuss China, the Indo-Pacific, Afghanistan, Iran and terrorism emanating from Pakistan.

"They added that India's expectation from the interaction is the reinstatement of the Generalized System of Preferences scheme, which allowed zero tariffs on exports worth $5.6 billion to the US.

India is likely to roll back its retaliatory tariffs post the withdrawal of GSP.

While the US wants India to buy around $6 billion worth of farm goods in order to cut down the trade deficit, New Delhi would like to get assurances on oil or shale gas to strike the deal," according to Hindustan Times.

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