India PM Modi Praises Jared Kushner During President's Visit, Says Everything He Does Is 'Positive'

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump's husband and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, during the president's first official state visit to the South Asian nation.

Modi took the stage on Monday during "Namaste Trump," a joint rally with the U.S. leader, and hailed Kushner. "Jared stays out of the limelight but whatever he does, the outcome is very positive," the Indian leader told a crowd of roughly 110,000 attendees at a cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, according to video from the event.

Newsweek reached out to the White House for comment.

Modi's remarks came after Trump had taken the stage to speak about America's love for India and its citizens, before announcing a military partnership with the country's government.

"The first lady and I have just traveled 8,000 miles around the globe to deliver a message to every citizen across this nation: America loves India, America respects India, and America will always be faithful and loyal friends to the Indian people," the president said, to loud applause. "I believe that the United States should be India's premier defense partner and that's the way it's working out."

Trump also declared that both countries will continue working together to fight radical Islamic terrorism. "Both of our countries have been hurt by the pain and turmoil of terrorism," he said, before touting his administration's efforts to "crack down on the terrorist organizations and militants that operate on the Pakistani border."

"The United States and India are also firmly united in our iron-clad resolve to defend our citizens from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism," he added. "Both of our countries have been hurt by the pain and turmoil of terrorism and that terrorism brings."

The song "Macho Man," one that's often featured at Trump rallies in the U.S., played to the stadium as Modi and Trump took the stage. It ceased when the two world leaders stepped into the center to shake each others' hands, as Trump said "India will always hold a very special place in our hearts."

Trump arrived in Modi's home state of Gujarat Monday morning with First Lady Melania Trump, his daughter Ivanka Trump, and Kushner for a two-day trip. Following the rally, the president and first lady visited the Taj Mahal, an iconic landmark in the northern city of Agra, where they were welcomed warmly by dancers wearing peacock outfits. The president's daughter and Kushner joined them in taking photos in front of the monument.

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Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump leave the stage at NRG Stadium after a rally on September 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty
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