Rashtrapati Bhavan

The President's contribution to the Army Hospital has been made possible due to an exercise to economise expenditure in the Rashtrapati Bhavan and thus make more resources available to contain Covid-19.

The meeting comes after the PM Modi had visited Leh earlier this week and addressed soldiers following the June 15 clashes in the higher reaches of that region with Chinese troops in which 20 army personnel sacrificed their lives for the nation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and others were also present at the ceremony, where everyone was seen wearing face masks due to the coronavirus threat.

The common Central Secretariat is likely comprise 10 buildings, four on each side of the Central Vista. Each building will have eight floors, which will house various ministries, sources said.

Bimal Julka greets President Ram Nath Kovind after taking oath as Chief Information Commissioner during the Swearing-in-Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

President Trump and Prime Minister Modi held bilateral talks earlier in the day. The two leaders also presided over India-US delegation-level talks.

Modi again welcomed Trump and his delegation. "President Trump and his delegation are once again warmly welcomed in India. I am particularly happy that he has come with his family on this journey," he said.

India and the United States today signed several agreements including those on mental health and safety of medical products.

Donald Trump on Monday reflected India’s concerns on cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan as he spoke expanding bilateral military partnership and asserted that America will always be “faithful and loyal friend” to the Indian people.

The US President will get a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan at 10:00 am followed by a visit to Rajghat where he will pay tributes to India's Freedom Fighter Mahatma Gandhi.