U.S President to visit India on Feb 24-25

U.S President Donald Trump has said that he is looking forward to his first visit to India and indicated that the two countries may sign a trade deal.

At the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Donald Trump is slated to travel to India on February 24 and 25.

In addition to New Delhi, he will stop in Ahmedabad in Gujarat to address a joint public meeting with PM Modi at a stadium.

"He (Modi) is a great gentleman and I look forward to going to India. So, we'll be going at the end of the month," President Trump told reporters in his Oval Office, a day after the White House announced dates of his anticipated India trip.

Responding to a question, the president indicated that he is willing to sign a trade deal with India if it is the right one.

"They (Indians) want to do something and we'll see... if we can make the right deal, (we) will do it," said Trump, a fortnight ahead of his visit to the country as the 45th U.S president.

(Agencies)