Donald Trump Jr in Pune to launch Trump Tower B today


Trump said he intends to get back into Indian property and ink new deals once his father's term is done, noting that India has "no shortage of new business we could do".

India is Trump Organisation's biggest worldwide market, and now three real estate projects are underway in Mumbai, Pune, and Gurugram.

Praising the "poorest" populations of India wasn't the only eyebrow-raising thing Donald Trump Jr. said during his visit there on Tuesday.

"Any time we have an official or someone who would go over there who does have Secret Service protection, there is some amount of coordination and conversation".

"Reforms (during Modi's regime) are corrections in the right direction", Trump Jr. said in Kolkata, addressing the media.

"I have great confidence in the market", he said.

While he is making what has been dubbed an unofficial visit to India to promote his family's real estate projects, he's also planning to deliver a foreign policy speech on Indo-Pacific relations at an event with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India is the Trump Organizations biggest overseas market, earning the family up to United States dollars 3 million in royalties in 2016, the Voice of America reported.

"The idea that the president's son would be going and shilling the president's brand at same time Donald Trump is president and is managing strategic and foreign relations with India - that is just freakish", Daniel S Markey, who helped coordinate South Asia policy at the State Department during the George W Bush administration, told The Post. Trump Jr.'s visit to India comes after his sister, Ivanka, visited Hyderabad to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

But critics say the Trump family is cashing in on the presidents name. "Whats to stop Don Jr from talking about a policy issue with a buyer and then bringing it up with his father?" it said in a tweet.

"Donald Trump going to India to sell real estate for his family business".

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.