Air Force One lands, Obama arrives in Mumbai

Barack Obama
Mumbai, Nov 6: The Air Force One carrying US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by a strong contingent of aides and advisers, touched down at 12: 50 pm here on Saturday, Nov 6.

The plane landed in Chhatrapti Shivaji terminal of the Mumbai airport. As the American President alighted the flight, he was received by Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, Union Minister Salman Khurshid, among other leaders.

He will now be taken by a chopper to the iconic Taj Hotel.

Obama chose to stay at the Taj Hotel, a target of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, to send out a message that India and United States are hand-in-hand in the fight against terrorism.

Obama is expected to reach the hotel by 1:30 pm, following which a memorial service for 26/11 victims will be held.

The President will also meet some of the survivors of the ghastly Nov 2008 terror strikes, before speaking on terrorism.

OneIndia News

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