Barack Obama India visit: Schedule

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New Delhi, Oct 28: With just days to go ahead of the President's crucial three-day trip to India, the White House released Barack Obama's itinerary. The following is the outline of the schedule -

Nov 5 - The President will depart from Washington

Nov 6 - Obama will arrive in Mumbai

Day One (Nov 6)

- The US President will first visit Taj Hotel, one of the targets of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, to remember the victims of the terror strike. He is expected to make a statement here and meet some survivors of the attack.

- He will next go to the Gandhi Museum, revealed Mr Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for strategic communications.

- Obama will then move on to the business summit organised by US-India Business Council, where he will meet and greet India Inc.

Detailed schedule

12:50 pm - Air Force One will touch down at Mumbai airport

1:30 - 2:30 pm
- Taj memorial service, Obama will speak on terrorism remembering the 26/11 attacks

4:30 pm
- Business summit address

Day Two (Nov 7)

- Barack Obama will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with Mumbai children at a local school.

- He will later interact with university students at the Town Hall. His speech will be centred around democracy and Indo-US ties.

Day Three (Nov 8)

- The US President will travel to the national capital, New Delhi, where he is expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and President Pratibha Patil.

- The highlight of the day would be Obama addressing the Parliament.

- Obama's day and the trip will end with the state dinner hosted by the President of India.

Detailed Schedule

9:30 am - Obama will arrive at Rashtrapati Bhawan, where he will be given a ceremonial welcome by President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

- Next stop - Rajghat, where the US President lay a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial

10:50 am
- Formal talks between Manmohan Singh and Obama

11:35 am
- Obama and his team will attend expanded bilateral meetings with Indian counterparts

12:20 pm
- Obama will have early lunch with business leaders

1 pm
- Joint press conference to be addressed by the Prime Minister and the US President Obama

3 to 3:30 pm
- Obama will meet Vice President Hamid Ansari and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj

5:30 pm
- Obama will adress both the houses of the Indian Parliament

8 pm
- US President will end his maiden India visit by attending a state dinner hosted by President Patil

Nov 9 - Obama will leave Delhi for Jakarta in the morning.

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