US President Barack Obama lands in India, Narendra Modi receives him

New Delhi(ANI): Obama has just landed at Delhi’s Palam airport

10:11 IST Sunday, 25 January 2015

Obama is the first ever US President to visit India twice. He last came to India in 2010 when Manmohan Singh was the PM.

10:03 IST Sunday, 25 January 2015

Obama heads to Maurya hotel. Later there will be a reception by President Pranab Mukherjee.

9:45 IST Sunday, 25 January 2015

Narendra Modi at Palam airport to receive the US President

TV reports suggest that Obama has just landed at New Delhi’s Palam airport

9:40 IST Sunday, 25 January 2015

Obama will take a stroll with Modi at Hyderabad House after issuing a joint statement. They are scheduled to hold seven meetings over the course of Obama’s visit.

9:22 IST Sunday, 25 January 2015
Accompanied by his wife Michelle Obama, Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive at 10 am at the Air Force Station at Palam.

US President Barack Obama left Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday for his three-day trip to India on an invitation by PM Narendra Modi.

Obama is being accompanied by a sizable delegation that will include several top officials, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama, when he arrives in New Delhi at 10 am, the White House has said.

The president will be joined in India by multiple members of his cabinet, influential business leaders and a host of US lawmakers, including Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the US House of Representatives during the trip.

Air Force One, the presidential aircraft that will fly Obama to India, will have a brief refuelling halt over Ramstein in Germany and will touch down in Delhi at 10 am on Sunday at Air Force Station, Palam.

On his arrival, Obama will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at about 12 noon at the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Thereafter, he will pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat at 12:40 pm and participate in a tree planting event there.

Obama will then join Modi for a restricted working lunch at the Hyderabad House and participate in a “walk and talk” with the Indian Prime Minister there at about 2:45 p.m, the White House said.

The two leaders will then have an expanded delegation level meeting, which is expected to last for about an hour. They will jointly address the press at about 4:10 pm.

Later in the evening, Obama is scheduled to meet embassy personnel and families at ITC Maurya Hotel at 7:35 pm. He will then drive down to Rashtrapati Bhawan to attend the state dinner with President Pranab Mukherjee at 7:50 pm.

On January 26, Obama will participate in the Republic Day celebration as the chief guest along with the First Lady. Later, the Obamas will attend a reception with Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

In the afternoon, Obama and Modi will participate in a CEO forum roundtable and deliver remarks at a US-India Business Summit.

On January 27 morning, the US President will give an address at Siri Fort Auditorium. The Obamas will leave for Agra to tour the Taj Mahal before their departure from New Delhi.

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