NDTV- The White House will, of course, stay in Washington but the heart of the famous building will move to India when President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday.
He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken as Mumbai attack in 2008 took place from the sea.
Obama is expected to fly by a helicopter — Marine One — from the city airport to the Indian Navy’s helibase INS Shikra at Colaba in south Mumbai.
From there, he will drive down in Lincoln Continental — the Presidential limousine — to the nearby the Taj Hotel.
Two jets, armed with advanced communication and security systems, anda fleet of over 40 cars will be part of Obamas convoy.
Around 800 rooms have been booked for the President and his entourage in Taj Hotel and Hyatt. [MORE]
Let see, the current national debt is an astounding $13.7 trillion dollars. We have current deficit this year of $1.4 trillion dollars and the Feds are preparing to pump another $1 trillion dollars of funny money into the economy. Yet, despite our desperate economic situation, The Won must visit India with this outrageous display because ….?
If there were any economically sane individuals in this administration, someone might have suggested inviting the India’s dignitaries here so we could better control costs and security. That is of course if we forego resurrecting Club 1600.
Via: US Treasury
Via: BBC News