- Obama announced only 3 days.
- Time to mobilize 34 warships in vicinity.
- Show of force to China?
- Just to piss our money away?
- Scheduling of Nuke for America?
- To keep America dumbed down on ‘View’ mode?
- All of the above?
Communications set-up, nuclear button, a fleet of limousines and majority of the White House staff will be in India
accompanying the President on this three-day visit that will cover Mumbai and Delhi.
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.
From there, he will drive down in Lincoln Continental — the Presidential limousine — to the nearby the Taj Hotel.
Two jets, armed with advanced communication and security systems, and a fleet of over 40 cars will be part of Obamas convoy.
Around 800 rooms have been booked for the President and his entourage in Taj Hotel and Hyatt.
The President will have a security ring of American elite Secret Service,
which are tasked to guard the President, along with National Security
Guards (NSG) and personnel from central paramilitary forces and local
police in Mumbai and Delhi.
Similar arrangements will be in place in Delhi, with the Air Force One to be kept in all readiness throughout
Obama’s stay here from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday morning.
Maurya Hotel, where the President will stay, has already been swarmed by
American security personnel and protective measures have been put in
Security drills are already been carried out at the hotel as well as Rajghat which he will visit.
Sources said 13 heavy-lift aircraft with high-tech equipment, three helicopters
and 500 US security personnel have arrived in India ahead of Obama’s
The US security has also brought interception and obstruction device, sniffer dogs, rescue gadgets.
Apart from Obama’s Air Force One, a few private luxury jets carrying top
American corporate leaders, who are part of Obama entourage, are also
expected to arrive in India in next 2-3 days.
All high-rise buildings in the vicinity of Mumbai’s Taj Mahal hotel and Delhi’s Maurya
Sheraton hotel, where the US President will stay, are being sanitised
and security personnel will be positioned on rooftops to prevent any
The Ridge area – opposite Delhi’s Maurya Sheraton hotel – has been illuminated by floodlights as part of the
heightened security drill.
The Home Ministry has already issued an alert for Mumbai and Delhi asking authorities to take extra
precautions during Obama’s visit as well as on Diwali on Friday.