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US secy of state Hillary Clinton reaches Mumbai

india Updated: Jul 17, 2009 22:27 IST
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to land in Mumbai around 10.30 pm on Friday to begin her five-day trip to India, according to sources.

After landing, her aircraft will be directed to the technical area of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) on the Kalina side of Santacruz east.

She will be received by protocol officials of the Maharashtra government, representatives of the US consulate in Mumbai and the US embassy in New Delhi.

Thereafter, she will be driven to downtown Colaba, to the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace & Tower where she will spend the night in a suite, the sources said.

Mumbai police have made elaborate security arrangements at the airport, outside it and on the route from where she will drive down to Colaba in south Mumbai.

All the engagements of Clinton shall begin on Saturday morning and she has no official meetings scheduled with any leaders or officials of the state government, according to the sources.

"The visiting dignitary shall be accorded all the due protocol courtesies. We are also coordinating the security arrangements for her along with the US authorities. All her other engagements in Mumbai are of a private nature in which the state government is not involved in any manner," said a top state government official.