Obama to arrive on Jan 25, visit will strengthen Indo-US ties: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday, while giving details of the itinerary of the US President, said that Obama's visit is being seen as strengthening of ties across the full spectrum of India-US relationship.

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2015, 00:06 AM IST
Obama to arrive on Jan 25, visit will strengthen Indo-US ties: MEA

New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday, while giving details of the itinerary of the US President, said that Obama's visit is being seen as strengthening of ties across the full spectrum of India-US relationship.

While giving details of the itinerary of the US President's three-day visit to India, Akbaruddin confirmed to the reporters that Obama will land at Delhi International Airport on January 25 at 10 am and will be visiting Taj Mahal on 27 January before departing for US.

Akbarudding told reporters that US is India’s key interlocutor in adjustments to global security architecture and that India sees vast potential in growth in its relations with the United States of America.

He also said that India will expand renewable energy drive during the US President's visit here.

Union Coal, Power and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal will be the minister-in-waiting for US President Barack Obama during his visit to India for this year's Republic Day celebrations.

Security has been stepped up along the international border between India and Pakistan and in the capital in view of the U.S. President's visit.

Obama will arrive in New Delhi on January 25 to take part in Republic Day celebrations on the invitation of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

(With PTI inputs)