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Monday, November 8, 2010

obama's visit to india

obama's visit will strengthen relations with india.

The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to the city."The huge amount of around $200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit,"  He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken as Mumbai attack in 2008 took place from the sea.Arrangements have been put in place for emergency evacuation, if needed.
Obama is expected to fly by a helicopter -- Marine One -- from the city airport to the Indian Navy's helibase INS Shikra at Colaba in south Mumbai.

Two jets, armed with advanced communication and security systems, and a fleet of over 40 cars will be part of Obama's convoy.

Around 800 rooms have been booked for the President and his entourage in Taj Hotel and Hyatt.

                  US President Barack Obama may be elated over striking deals with India in various fields but he did not want a collaboration between the two countries in one area -- media!
The US President was at his jovial best at the joint press conference with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Monday when he was pressed by India journalists to answer a part of a question raised by an American mediaperson relating to the US' stand on a permanent UNSC seat for India.
"I am instructed to take only one question. It is not surprising that Indian media and the US media are collaborating. That is not the kind of collaboration we are looking forward too," Obama said amidst peals of laughter.