Originally posted by TrueAmerican
....The NCPA, where the President is expected to meet representatives from the business community, has also been entirely booked.
The officer said, “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 in which the President travels.”
Since Obama will stay in a hotel that is on sea front, elaborate coastal security arrangements have been made by the US Navy in consonance with the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. “There will be US 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 officer said.
The President will be accompanied by his chefs, not because he would not like to savour Indian cuisine, but to ensure his food is not spiked.
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to land in Mumbai on November 6.
As tent cities go up all over America. Yes, this is a political hit piece. Fits nicely in the "US Political Madness" Forum. Any questions?
Cause it IS madness. And just representative of the reason so many people can't stand government any more. His Majesty Obama.
Yeah. Come on. Show me Bush's lavishness. Cause I'll say the exact same damn thing.
IT SUCKS.edit on Sat Oct 23rd 2010 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by FlyersFan
This Thread is talking about something big happening in the next two weeks and that everyone should be prepared. AHA!! Obama knows what is coming and he's getting outta' dodge. He's hiding on the other freak'n side of the world in a country that he's comfortable with.
Wonder if Yellowstone is going to blow?
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," a top official of the Maharashtra Government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said.
About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments.
"Except for personnel providing immediate security to the President, the US officials may not be allowed to carry weapons. The state police is competent to take care of the security measures and they would be piloting the Presidential convoy," the official said on condition of anonymity.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
US to spend $200 MILLION PER DAY on Obama's Mumbai visit
Originally posted by spacekc929
I feel like all presidents take these kinds of entourages with them. If Obama didn't have all the secret service agents, all the taste testers and personal chefs, the navy, etc, he'd probably be assassinated. Not even a joke... like literally, he would almost certainly be assassinated without the security. Same with George W, Clinton, Bush 1, and all other presidents in this age... the time of sitting in a roofless convertible and going through a crowded parade is done. This isn't him being extravagant and 'royalty', it's what he has to do to make this trip.
Originally posted by vneil
When did India become a Muslim nation? It is 65% hindu, 15% muslims, 4% christians, 12% buddhist and remaining other religion and atheists