1. India to ensure that Barack Obama cherishes his visit for a long time

India to ensure that Barack Obama cherishes his visit for a long time

Amid intense preparations for US President Barack Obama's second visit here, India said it is doing everything possible to ensure he cherishes the trip...

By: | New Delhi | Published: January 18, 2015 10:48 PM
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Amid intense preparations for US President Barack Obama’s second visit here, India said it is doing everything possible to ensure he cherishes the trip. (Reuters)

Amid intense preparations for US President Barack Obama’s second visit here, India today said it was doing everything possible to ensure he cherishes the trip here for a long, long time.

Obama has been invited to grace the Republic Day celebrations as the Chief Guest which will be a first for an American President. He will be accompanied by his wife Michelle Obama and a team of senior officials.

“We will do everything that is possible to ensure his stay here is comfortable, is something that he will cherish for a long, long time,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.

He was replying to a volley of questions about preparations for the high-profile visit. “When we finalise the programme, we will inform you.”

It will be Obama’s second visit to India. His first visit was in November 2010.

Asked whether the US side had requested for a “no-fly zone” around Rajpath during the Republic Day parade, the Spokesperson termed the report as “kite-flying”.

A seven-layer security ring will be thrown around the VVIP enclosure on Rajpath for the Republic Day parade.

“President Obama is an honoured guest in India. We will do everything that ensures his convenience,” the Spokesperson said.

Replying to a separate question, the Spokesperson said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj intends to visit China in the first week of next month.

He said German Chancellor Angela Merkel may visit India later this year to participate in the biennial meeting of the heads of government of both India and Germany.

Asked about report of notice by the Enforcement Directorate to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for purchase of a property, the

Spokesperson called it a minor issue. “..It is a normal routine thing.”

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    S.Gonesh
    Jan 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm
    Friendship is the first step towards good relationship. But it can not be one-sided. If this event can be a new beginning, so USA should also understand India has a moral attachment towards the USA relating its Native inhabitants. The human-right abuse of the Native-Indians has to be addressed. The extinction of the Natives of America was only possible due to the existence of India. They must get the right to hunt the Buffalo and burry their deseaced members next to their ancestors.
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      GAUTAM SHAH
      Jan 19, 2015 at 5:44 pm
      read news in english at :vishwagujarat/en/
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