President Barack Obama’s India Trip: Security Beefed Up

By Swatilekha Paul, Gaea News Network
Thursday, November 4, 2010

NEW DELHI, INDIA ( With just few days remaining in the much-awaited India trip of United States President Barack Obama, Indian officials are keeping no stones unturned to ensure that things work out without any glitches during the officials visit of the American commander-in-chief. The security in the national capital has been significantly heightened with more than 10,000 police as well as paramilitary personnels deployed in New Delhi in the wake of President Barack Obama’s India trip. This is the first time that United States President would be on an official visit to India after he assumed responsibilities of his office in the month of January last year. India would President Barack Obama’s first halt during his visit to four Asian countries starting from this weekend.

Sources have confirmed that President Barack Obama would be landing in Mumbai on Saturday and over the next few days he would be staying at the national capital. While talking about the security arrangement that have been undertaken in order to provide top security to the United States President, a Delhi police spokesperson has revealed to the media that the places that President Barack Obama would be visiting during his India trip would be shrouded in tight security to avoid any untoward incident.

The extensive security measures that have been undertaken for President Barack Obama’s India trip can be comprehended from the fact that the U.S. secret service, the Delhi police as well as the Indian intelligence service would be collaborating with each other to provide foolproof security. Meanwhile, commuters are likely to go through a harrowing time during this weekend as major roads linked to the scheduled routes would be intermittently shut in the national capital.

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