..the President’s team has booked the entire Taj Mahal hotel, including 570 rooms, all banquets and restaurants. Since his security contingent and staff will comprise a huge number, 125 rooms at Taj President have also been booked, apart from 80 to 90 rooms each at the Grand Hyatt and Oberoi hotels. The NCPA, where the President is expected to meet representatives from the business community, has also been entirely booked.
….Obama’s contingent is huge. There are two jumbo jets coming along with Air Force One, which will be flanked by security jets. There will be 30 to 40 secret service agents, who will arrive before him. The President’s convoy has 45 cars, including the Lincoln Continental I* which the President travels.Since Obama will stay in a hotel that is on the sea-front, elaborate coastal security arrangements have been made by the U.S. Navy in consonance with the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. There will be U.S. naval ships, along with Indian vessels, patrolling the sea till about 330-km from the shore. This is to negate the possibility of a missile being fired from a distance…..The President will be accompanied by his chefs, not because he would not like to savor Indian cuisine, but to insure his food is not spiked.
The pathetic inability of Barack Obama to speak without the help of a teleprompter will be showcased to the world’s most populous democracy when the president flees the electoral aftermath and decamps for India after the November electiona. Daily News and Analysis India reports:A teleprompter will be in use for the first time in the Central Hall of Parliament when US President Barack Obama addresses MPs on November eight.
The pathetic inability of Barack Obama to speak without the help of a teleprompter will be showcased to the world’s most populous democracy when the president flees the electoral aftermath and decamps for India after the November electiona. Daily News and Analysis India reports:As per the tentative programme being worked out, the address by Obama, who once said that “America has its roots in the India of Mahatma Gandhi”, would not be for more than 20 minutes.