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Trump heads to India for a giant rally, but little else

•, By Eli Stokols and Shashank Bengali

But President Donald Trump's journey halfway around the world this coming week is primarily about something else India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised him — a massive, largely adoring crowd, perhaps the largest he's ever addressed.

When he steps off Air Force One on Monday in Ahmedabad, a metropolis in the northwestern state of Gujarat that is the birthplace of Modi and Mahatma Gandhi, Trump will motorcade directly to the new Motera Stadium, christening the 110,000-capacity cricket grounds, set to become the world's largest, with a political rally that will provide Trump the popular adulation he has long sought on the world stage and imagery he can utilize in his reelection campaign.