Complimenting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for forging enhanced level of economic relationship with the United States by hosting President Trump with a personal dimension, Mr Sood said the two-way engagement of about Dollars 160 billion can be doubled within the next 4-5 years.
India has seen mass protests after Modi's Hindu nationalist government pushed forward a controversial citizenship law, which critics say excludes Muslims in the officially secular nation.
While Trump said in his press conference that he had discussed the CAA with Modi in their private parleys, he appeared satisfied with the assurance that the prime minister gave him that the issue was being dealt with. He said it's an unspoken duty for USA presidents to visit India, a major economy in South Asia and the world, in their first four-year term.
"My understanding is that India and China would like to have stable relationship".
However, a "mini" trade deal between the two countries proved elusive. "Briefing this afternoon", Mr Trump tweeted. They also posed for a picture at Diana's bench.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Prime Minister Imran Khan is leaving for Qatar tomorrow to hold talks with Qatari leadership.
Trump himself will likely feel he has made some political gains - even if not with Indian-American voters, who largely vote Democratic.
AT LEAST 15 people have died and 350 were injured in riots that threatened to overshadow Donald Trump's visit to India. Also, diplomats believe that with the existing geopolitical dynamics, soft diplomacy is also required with tough negotiations to handle tricky global situations, and for that bilateral visits such as Mr. Trump's are vital. Parts of his Ahmedabad speech on Monday and remarks on Tuesday - highlighting divinity, defense deals and how his trip would help combat illegal opioid production - seemed designed for his base back home. Damon Imani wrote in his tweet, "He has been a White House reporter since President Carter and he speaks better English than us". If Trump is re-elected, Delhi will need to be prepared that these issues will be on top of his list, with an expectation of greater concessions.
United States stocks close sharply lower as market sell-off continues
The Labor Department said initial jobless claims edged up by 8,000 to a one-month high of 219,000 for the week ended February 22. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 5.56-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq , a 2.95-to-1 ratio favored decliners.