Obama in India

Updated: November 06, 2010 11:16 IST
On a four-day-presidential trip to India, American President Barack Obama, along with his wife Michelle, arrived at the Mumbai airport.
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President Obama arrived in Mumbai on Saturday morning as part of a 10-day, four-nation swing through Asia that will put heavy emphasis on opening markets to American goods and creating jobs at home.

Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were given a red carpet welcome at the Mumbai airport. Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan presented Obama a coffee table book on Maharashtra. "I have been looking forward to this visit," Obama told the Maharashtra Chief Minister after landing.

On his first stop on a four-day India visit, US President Barack Obama visited the 26/11 memorial at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Obama also spoke to a few survivors of the 26/11 attacks, in which 166 people, including five Americans were killed. Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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The US President's plane, Air Force One, touched down at 12:50 pm. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Obama is the third US President to visit India in the last 10 years and sixth in all. The American President is staying at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. (AP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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US First Lady Michelle Obama greets students and volunteers from the Make A Difference (MAD) NGO, at the Mumbai University campus. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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US First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a cultural event with students. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Michelle had a gala time with the Mumbai NGO kids. She even danced to a Bollywood number. Here she is seen enjoying herself while the president was busy wooing the India Inc. (AP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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The US First Lady Michelle Obama dances to a Bollywood film song during an interaction with students from the Make A Difference (MAD) NGO, at the Mumbai University campus. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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US President Barack Obama (R) greets the crowd at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai on November 6 after the US-India Business Council and Entrepreneurship Summit. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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US President Barack Obama, center, greets Anand Mahindra of Mahindra & Mahindra as Ajay Piramal of Piramal Enterprises Limited, left, stands beside during Obama's meeting with entrepreneurs in Mumbai. (AP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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With unemployment hovering at 9.6 per cent, creation of more jobs for Americans tops Obama's agenda in India.

20 deals are slated to be announced between US and India worth $10 billion and these are expected to create over 50,000 jobs in the US. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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One of the key announcements was the removal of three Indian entities will from the embargoed list - Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Space Research (ISR0) and the Hyderabad-headquartered Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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In a statement, Mike Froman, the Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs says, "...the United States will support India's full membership in the four multilateral export control regimes. These are the Nuclear Suppliers Group; what's called the MTCR regime -- the Missile Technology Control Regime; the Australian Group; and the Wassanaar Arrangement." (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Obama began his tour on a sombre and symbolic note, by paying respects to the victims of the 2008 terrorist siege here. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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US President Barack Obama at the memorial for the November 26, 2008 terror attack victims at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel in Mumbai on Saturday. (AP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Obama pens it down. The president signed the Taj visitors' book and paid homage to the 26/11 victims. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Obama expressed his sentiments in the guest book at the a memorial to the more than 170 people who were killed on November 26, 2008. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama visit Mani Bhavan, the Gandhi Museum. (AP Photo)Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama thank Usha Thakkar, right, director of Mani Bhavan, the Gandhi Museum in Mumbai. (AP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Messages from US President Barack Obama (top) and First Lady Michelle Obama (down) pictured in the visitors book during their tour through the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum in Mumbai. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Soon after the aircraft landed, Obama and his wife, Michelle, headed to the iconic Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel. Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Soon after he landed, Obama headed for the Taj Hotel to meet the survivors of the 26/11 attacks. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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President Obama and his wife walked down the ladder to a red carpet welcome and were received by Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and Salman Khursheed, the minister-in-waiting for him. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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The President is clearly focusing on the Indian markets. His administration says that jobs and the US economy are on top of his agenda, which is aimed at inoculating him against any criticism that he is concentrating on foreign affairs while Americans are suffering with unemployment at 9.6 percent. Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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On Obama's trip, the longest of his presidency so far, the White House hopes some commercial deals will be finalised, possibly including purchases of Boeing aircraft by India. (AP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Indian micro-artist Ramesh Sah shows the nail of his thumb painted with a miniature image of US President Barack Obama in support of Obama's visit to India in Siliguri. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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"The Taj has been a symbol of the determination and resilience of the people of India. By staying here, we want to send out a message, we want our people secure," said Obama, after visiting the Tree of Life memorial at the Taj. (AP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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US President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One in Ramstein, Germany on November 5, 2010 during a refueling stop enroute to Mumbai. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Barack Obama is greeted by Air Force Gen. Roger A. Brady as US Ambassador to Germany Philip D. Murphy stands at right. President Obama will visit India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan.

Obama will spend about a day-and-a-half in Mumbai before heading to New Delhi, the capital, for meetings with government leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. (AP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Indian policemen arrange barricades at a junction which leads towards the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Several areas like Colaba and Churchgate have been turned into a virtual fortress .

Buildings and streets around the area were sanitized. In fact half an hour before Obama's convoy moves, all roads in the area were emptied out. Not a single vehicle was allowed to step out till after his convoy passes. (AFP Photo) Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights
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Obama mimics self. The president gives self a mock salute and shows his human side. The failure in the mid-term elections and the fact that he is on a presidential visit did not dent his sense of humour. Day 1 Coverage:Videos | Highlights

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