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State-of-the-art VVIP planes for India's President, PM expected by 2020

While Air India One will obviously get the best in aircraft security features, the new planes for India's VVIPs will now also be able to fly non-stop to the United States.

Mar 13, 2018, 07:11 AM IST

US to buy new Air Force One planes built for Russian airline?

The two 747-8s were initially ordered in 2013 by Transaero, a Russian airline that went bankrupt in 2015.

Aug 02, 2017, 11:59 AM IST

Donald Trump expresses frustration with China over North Korea support

North Korea's launch this week of an intercontinental ballistic missile demonstrated a dangerous new reach for weapons it hopes to top with nuclear warheads one day.

Jul 05, 2017, 22:54 PM IST

This is how Barack Obama thanked Michelle in farewell speech; her response is equally touching

Michelle Obama, dressed all in black, was sitting in the front row along with her youngest daughter Malia and her mother. She received standing ovation as Barack Obama thanked her.

Jan 11, 2017, 11:33 AM IST

Barack Obama to say goodbye in last presidential speech

The First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will come along on for the ride.

Jan 10, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

Barack Obama to make final Air Force One trip to hometown Chicago

Unlike in India, the former Presidents in the US are not provided a government accommodation.

Jan 10, 2017, 08:31 AM IST

Donald Trump asked to stop using 'Air Force One' music for campaign

Gail Katz, the producer of the 1997 Harrison Ford thriller says the Republican presidential nominee is using deceased legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith's music without permission .

Jul 26, 2016, 21:14 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi all set to get new Air India One which can dodge missiles, withstand rocket attack

Prime Minister of India will soon get a brand new Air India One aircraft which will be much like US President Barack Obama's Air Force One, as per a media report.

Jun 20, 2016, 22:56 PM IST

US Air Force plane crashes after flying over Barack Obama speech

The accident occurred about six miles (nine kilometers) from Peterson Air Force Base.

Jun 03, 2016, 05:33 AM IST

Bomb scare at Andrews Airforce Base in US

Andrews Airforce Base, the highly secured airfield which is home to the US President's Air Force One was under a lock down after a woman claimed to have a bomb strapped to her chest.

May 13, 2016, 12:46 PM IST

Presidential air base briefly locked down after bomb threat

The base added that emergency workers were still securing the area and told residents and personnel to avoid the area.

May 13, 2016, 07:43 AM IST

Obama heads for historic visit as Cuba rolls out red carpet

The three-day trip, the first by a U.S. president in 88 years, is the culmination of a diplomatic opening announced by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014.

Mar 20, 2016, 23:41 PM IST

G20: Air India One gets parking slot near Air Force One

It was a rare sight when Air India One - which carries Prime Minister Narendra Modi across the globe -- and the US President's iconic air transporter Air Force One were seen parked nearby at the airport of this Turkish resort town hosting the G20 Summit.

Nov 16, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

Air Force One, Buddy Guy, biggest perks of being President: Barack Obama

'People sometimes ask me what the biggest perk of being President is. Number one is the plane'.

Oct 15, 2015, 10:22 AM IST

Saudi Arabian King to visit White House in September

Saudi King Salman will meet with President Barack Obama early next month during his first visit to the United States since acceding the throne, the White House said on Thursday.

Aug 28, 2015, 00:24 AM IST

'Air Force One Obama' - Kenyan babies named for US prez visit

A batch of Kenyan newborn babies have been named in honour of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country -- with some mothers evidently hoping their offspring will be future high-flyers.

Jul 25, 2015, 19:49 PM IST

White House lockdown triggered by burning truck cleared

A security lockdown at the White House triggered by a loud bang just as President Barack Obama was due to leave was caused by a souvenir truck catching fire in a nearby street, the Secret Service said on Saturday.

Mar 07, 2015, 21:35 PM IST

Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.

Jan 28, 2015, 01:40 AM IST

Obama in India: Many firsts in US President's India visit

US President Barack Obama's India visit could be remembered for not just the end of logjam on nuclear deal that dominated headlines during the three-day visit, a several firsts by Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke of warm and cordial ties between the leaders of the two countries.

Jan 27, 2015, 14:50 PM IST

Why Obamas decided to skip Agra and the Taj

United States' President Barack Obama arrives in India on Sunday for a three-day state visit.

Jan 25, 2015, 07:27 AM IST