Obama visit: Day 1 highlights

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Obama visit: Day 1 highlights
Mumbai:  US President Barack Obama is on a four day presidential visit to India, his longest overseas visit as the President. The highlights of his first day here are:

  • US President Barack Obama lands at the Mumbai Airport

  • Air Force One touches down at 12:50 pm

  • Barack and Michelle Obama greeted by Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan, Minister-in-waiting Salman Khursheed

  • Ashok Chavan gives Obama a coffee table book on Maharashtra

  • President and First Lady flown to a Indian Naval base in Colaba in Marine One (helicopter)

  • Obamas drive to Taj Hotel from Colaba

  • Obamas pay their homage at the Tree of Life, the 26/11 memorial at Taj, at 1:30 pm

  • President, First Lady meet 26/11 survivors

  • My stay at Taj is powerful message against terror, says Obama

  • Obamas visit Gandhi museum at Mani Bhavan in Mumbai

  • Gandhi, a hero not just to India but to the world: Obama

  • Obama addresses India Inc

  • Obama ends ban on hi-tech export to India's Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Defence research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL)

  • Twenty deals worth $10 billion signed between India, US

  • The deals will create 50,000 jobs in America: Obama

  • Economic relation between US, India is of enormous potential: Obama

  • Michelle visits Mumbai University, dances to 'Rang de Basanti'



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