Barack Obama to visit 26/11 terror target sites

Posted By: Samyuktha
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New Delhi, Oct 16: During his longest foreign stay in India, US President Barack Obama will reportedly visit all the sites targeted in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, besides staying at the Taj Hotel, one among the targets.

Quoting government sources, Economic Times reported that Obama's visit to the 26/11 sites will send out a clear message that India"s battle against terror has the complete backing of the US.

Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists had unleashed a carnage on Nov 28, 2008 in a series of terror attacks that lasted 60 hours. Mumbai's iconic hotel, CST terminal and a Jewish community centre were the targets in the terror strike.

In another newspaper, Times Of India, US ambassador to India, Timothy J Roemer is quoted as informing that Obama's visit to India will account for the longest stay in a foreign country as compared to his visits to other countries earlier.

"Obama will be spending more time in India than he had spent in any other country so far. It signifies the growing strategic importance of India in the eyes of the US," said Roemer.

US president will land India in the first week of Nov 2010.

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