Mumbai , India – This week the President of The United States is visiting India . It is the largest and most expensive visit of a President of the United States ever. The estimated costs of this operation is $ 200 million per day. The United States have never spend this kind of money on any foreign visit. 40 planes, 3 armored cars and 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier accompany Barack Obama on his trip to India this week. the majority of the White House staff will travel with the President of United States.
The estimation of these cost seem way to high and have been openly discussed during a program with Anderson Cooper at CNN.
President Obama foresees a huge social, economical and of course political importance of his trip to India and the rest of the countries which will be visited in his 10 day tour of Asia . Indonesia , South-Korea , Japan
Barack Obama in New Delhi
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh welcomed Obama and his party at the international airport at New Delhi . They left the airport and spend a long lunch together discussing the issues that needed to be discussed. High on the agenda were Pakistan , ACCORN and further intensifying the USA and India trade agreements.
Barack Obama in Mumbai
Barack Obama also visited Mumbai ( Bombay ) where he addressed students and entrepreneurs. Mumbai also houses the largest slump in the world. The President of the United States will visit the Ghandi Museum during his two day stay over in the Indian capital.
India & Pakistan
India being one of the largest countries in the world is welcoming the President of the United States with open arms. They know that times need to change and the needle in the eye of India , Pakistan , needs to change their politics too. President Obama travels to India to start preliminary talks about the issue. Obama will not visit Pakistan during this trip. But definitely Obama will be pressing India for peace with its neighbor.
Barack Obama and his staff will be visiting Indonesia , Japan and South Korea during the next 10 days too.