Forty planes, six armoured cars to join Obama on India trip
Six armoured cars and 40 aircraft will accompany US President Barack Obama during his three-day visit of India.world Updated: Nov 01, 2010 10:49 IST
Six armoured cars and 40 aircraft will accompany US President Barack Obama during his three-day visit of India.
Details of the elaborate arrangements for the tree-day presidential visit on November 6 were leaked to Indian newspaper earlier this week.
According to the Daily Mail, 40 aircraft, including Air Force One, and six heavily armoured cars will follow the president around the country.
The entourage will be the biggest ever in terms of logistics and manpower for any US president.
The president himself will be ferried around in a black Cadillac - dubbed 'Barack Mobile', which has its own built in communications center, to enable Obama to be in touch with the White House, the US vice president and the US strategic command.
The car also has the US nuke launch codes and the nuclear switch for the president. It can also withstand a chemical or germ warfare or even a bomb attack.
Obama will be accompanied on the trip by US First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha.