President Bush continues his trip to India on Friday, flying to the southern city of Hyderabad for an agricultural event and a high-tech event at two Indian universities.
Mr. Bush will later fly back to the Indian capital and deliver a formal address at the Purana Qila -- a historic fort in New Delhi.
On Thursday, Mr. Bush hailed the nuclear cooperation pact that India and the United States have been negotiating for months. Diplomats from both sides reached agreement on the deal Thursday, but it still must be approved by Congress.
Separately, the Pentagon announced Thursday that is has offered to sell India advanced fighter aircraft, including the F-16 and F-18 planes.
In his first trip to South Asia, the president has encouraged India and Pakistan to resolve their long-running dispute over the Himalayan region of Kashmir. Later this week, the president travels to Islamabad for meetings with top Pakistani officials.
Thousands of demonstrators have marched in major Indian cities denouncing Mr. Bush's visit. On Thursday, lawmakers from left-wing parties staged a protest outside the national Parliament building.
Information for this report is provided by Reuters and AFP.