Here is an insight into the schedule of US President Barack Obama when he will be in India:
Barack Obama`s Air Force One to touch down at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai at 12.50 pm.
The US President will head to Taj Hotel in Colaba -either by chopper or by the Sea link- where he`ll stay. There, he will deliver a tribute statement for Mumbai terror attack victims.
He will then visit the historic Mani Bhavan, the museum of Mahatma Gandhi`s memorabilia, to pay homage to Bapu.
Next on his agenda is the US-India Business Council summit at the Hotel Trident Oberoi. Obama will participate in three events at the meet. A roundtable with entrepreneurs, a meeting with CEOs of US corporations and a speech in which he will address honchos at around 5 pm. Michelle will be interacting with differently-abled children at the library of Mumbai University. November 7
Obamas to visit Holy Name School in
south Mumbai`s Colaba to celebrate Diwali, where he will freely interact with the students.
Next, the President will visit the St. Xavier`s College to interact with university students on Indo-US ties.
After noon, he will arrive in Delhi at 3.35pm at Air Force Station, Palam and will head to the Roosevelt House, the residence of the US ambassador, to interact with staff of the US embassy
A cultural excursion is next - a visit to Humayun`s Tomb.
Thereafter, the US President and First Lady Michelle Obama will have a private dinner with PM Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur.
Obama will be accorded a formal reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan
Obama will visit Rajghat to lay the wreath at Bapu’s Samadhi at 10.20 am.
Delegation-level talks will be held between the two sides, led by Obama and Singh at the Hyderabad House. This will be followed by a joint press interaction at 12.45 pm. Meanwhile, Michelle will visit the National Craft Museum, Pragati Maidan.
Obama will hold meetings with Vice-President Hamid Ansari, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj.
The US President will address a joint session of Parliament in the evening.
Later, he will attend the state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Obama to take off for Jakarta in the morning.
Compilation: Shashank Chouhan
First Published: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 23:35