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President Donald Trump is set to visit India and project a strong relationship with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi

India and the U.S. are experiencing tensions over trade but have established common ground in trying to prevent China’s rise as both a regional and global superpower. Along with that common ground, both state leaders have developed a friendly personal relationship. Since Trump has been elected, the two have met eight times. One of those times was in Houston. The two jointly held a rally in Houston that attracted 50,000 attendees.

“It’s been quite remarkable how much progress they have made, spurred in no small part by shared U.S. and Indian concerns about China’s actions in the region,” Tanvi Madan, a researcher at the Brookings Institution, said.

Trump and Modi will hold another joint rally during Trump’s visit. The rally will be held in a cricket stadium with a capacity of 110,000 people.

“It’s going to look like peanuts from now on,” Trump said in reference to the size of the rally in India compared to his typical campaign rally size. “I’ll never be satisfied again.”

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