Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Obama India visit updates...



I am going to use this blog post as an aggregation of the latest updates about Obama's India visit. And, you can read automatically aggregated news about Obama here.


Updates on November 09


US President Barack Obama Tuesday left for Indonesia after a four-day visit to India. The Air Force One carrying Obama, his wife Michelle and top officials of his administration, took off around 9 a.m. Read More...

Updates on November 08

Obama mentioned that he is looking forward to a reformed U.N. Security Council that includes India as a permanent member while speaking in India's parliament today. Read More...

Obama said that he was ready to play "any role" requested by India and Pakistan to foster peace between them as he moved delicately to address tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Read More...



US President Barack Obama defended the Federal Reserve's policy of printing dollars on Monday, after Chinese officials stepped up criticism ahead of this week's Group of 20 meeting. Read More...

"India is not in the business of stealing jobs from the US... outsourcing (work to India) has helped improve the productive capacity and productivity of America," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said at a joint press conference with visiting US President Barack Obama at Hyderabad House in New Delhi Read More...

"India is not a rising power but a world power," said Obama in a short statement at Rashtrapati Bhavan Read More...

Updates on November 07

Bands played soft music at grand 'private dinner' for Obama at residence of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan singh. Read More...



"Through the rise and fall of empires, Indian civilisation has endured and led the world to new heights of achievement. The world owed a profound debt to India and its people,"
Obama wrote in the visitor's book at the Humayun's Tomb. Read More...



US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on Sunday afternoon landed in New Delhi for official talks. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur received the Obamas at the Palam Air Force Station. Read More...

Barack Obama got firsthand account of how IT has revolutionized life in rural India, when villagers of Kanpura (Rajasthan) interacted with him in Mumbai through video conference Read More....


Obama said the progress by Pakistan in fighting terrorism is not quick as "we would like" and asserted that they were working with Islamabad to eradicate extremism which is a "cancer". Read More...


Obama said Washington would not mediate in the dialogue between India and Pakistan and it was upto the two South Asian neighbours to mend fences Read More...

Mr and Mrs Obama joined with dancing kids as part of Diwali celebration in Holy Name High School, Mumbai.







Updates on November 06


US President Barack Obama has announced $10 billion in trade deals with India that are expected to help pay for 54,000 U.S. jobs. Read More...



"As we look to India today, the United States sees the opportunity to sell our exports in one of the fastest growing markets in the world. In America this is a jobs strategy," the US president Obama said in a speech to the U.S.-India Business Council. Read More...




When Obama was talking serious business, his wife Michelle interacted with differently-abled children at the library of Mumbai University and danced with them. She told the kids "Working hard, studying and having courage are the important things in life. I also studied hard in my life. I never thought I will become the first lady. But when I got a chance, I was prepared for it because of education. You can be successful and smart with education," Read More...


Mahatma Gandhi is a "hero not just to India but to the world", US President Barack Obama said on Saturday after visiting the Mani Bhavan. Read More...


US President Barack Obama said his decision to stay in Taj Hotel is a powerful message against terrorism and demanded that the perpetrators of the horrific Mumbai attacks should be brought to justice. Read More...

Below video is Obama's speech at Taj in Mumabi.











Obama has landed in Mumbai. Air Force One touched down in this booming financial center around midday after traveling more than 15 hours from Washington with the president and his wife, Michelle, aboard. Read More... Maharastra CM Chavan has given Obama a Book on Maharastra as a Gift.



Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf has expressed disappointment that US President Barack Obama will not visit his country on the sidelines of his maiden trip to India. Read More ...

Updates on November 05

The Air Force One aircraft carrying Obama along with Michelle took off from the Andrews Air Force Base for a 10-day visit to Asia. Read More..


About his India trip, Obama has said that "the primary purpose is to take a bunch of US companies and open up markets so that we can sell in Asia, in some of the fastest-growing markets in the world, and we can create jobs here in the United States of America" Read More...

Mumbai has turned into a fortress as security personnel took up positions with a massive three dimensional security — land, air and water Read More...

The US Consulate in Mumbai apologized for having asked invitees to Barack Obama's functions to submit personal details like PAN numbers after it drew angry reaction from senior Maharashtra ministers and officials and blamed "clerical error" for the queries. Read More...

Barack Obama plans to meet in India with one of the groups his administration branded as a villain during the election campaign: a foreign affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read More...

Barack Obama will not be protected by a vast armada of 34 US warships when he visits Mumbai this weekend, US officials said, calling reports from India on security preparations "comical." Read More...

Obama security dampens Diwali spirit in Mumbai. The fireworks stalls on the streets of South Mumbai have all been taken out. And, Shops within the Taj and Oberoi hotels will be shut for two days. Read More...

Chinese officials are waiting to hear what Obama says on a permanent seat for India at the UN Security Council and the export of sensitive technologies during his India visit. Read More...

The United States and India will announce during Obama's trip the creation of a center for joint cooperation on developing clean energy, including solar power and biofuels. Read More...

In the wake of reports that the US did not convey critical information on Mumbai attack plotter David Headley to India, a top US official underlined that improving counter-terrorism cooperation was on Barack Obama's agenda during his visit to India. Read More...


Many Indians feel that the United States has neglected India, while cultivating strategic relations with its military rival, Pakistan. So, it may create significant impact on Obama's India visit. Read More...


The U.S. Treasury Department took aim at an anti-Indian terror group behind the Mumbai attacks and a second group trying to drive India out of Kashmir, just before US President Barack Obama's upcoming Indian visit. Read more...


U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to India could also open the gates for many American universities to set base in the subcontinent. Read more...


Updates on November 04

U.S. President Barack Obama has said his four-nation Asia trip beginning with India later this week would concentrate on creation of job opportunities for his countrymen, who are frustrated on a high unemployment rate. Read More...

United States President Barack Obama is likely to stop over for a few hours in Pakistan on his way to India. Read More..

Obama has asked Pakistan to bring to justice, "transparently, fully and urgently", the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which 183 persons, including six Americans, were killed. Read More...

Obama described India as a "cornerstone" of U.S. engagement in Asia, but held out no assurances on key issues such as support for India's permanent membership of the UN Security Council. Read More...

US President Barack Obama will be looking for a way to prove his love for India during a visit. Read More...

Updates on November 03

Bhopal gas tragedy survivors who have been fighting for justice for the last 26 years plan to bring their plight to the notice of US President Barack Obama during his India visit. Read More...

All coconuts around the Mumbai's Gandhi museum have now been cut down. Indian Officials have removed coconuts which may fall on Obama's head from trees. Read More...




Obama has signalled he will take a tough stance on prickly issues such as outsourcing, and limits on exports of sensitive technology. Read More...

US President's Barack Obama's visit to India promises many a bounty for the defence sector in the country. India is looking to buy 126 top end fighter jets in a deal that could be worth almost $11 billion. Read More...


India will be pressing the US to remove Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the entities list during US President Barack Obama’s visit to India. Read More...

Security is tight in the Kashmir valley, where separatist activists have vowed to draw attention to their cause during U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit. Police say Indian troops in India's Jammu and Kashmir state have killed at least six people they suspected of planning violence. Read more...

CPI (M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechuri has termed U.S. President Barack Obama's forthcoming visit to India as a business tour, favorable only for the American economy. Read more...

Find below the video highlighting his talk.



See the below video to know the Indian Opposition parties views about Obama's visit.





Amnesty International (AI) has urged US President, Barack Obama to raise the issue of human rights abuses in Indian controlled Kashmir with New Delhi during his upcoming visit to India. Read More...

Indian Government said that it attaches to the visit of the United States President Barack Obama to India commencing from Saturday. Read More...

Obama has given a press conference once after the election results came out. He has mentioned that "In this century, the most important competition we face is between America and our economic competitors around the world. To win that competition, and to continue our economic leadership, we’re going to need to be strong and we’re going to need to be united."
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Updates on November 02

US would be spending a whopping USD 200 million (Rs 900 crore approx) per day on US President Barack Obama's visit to Mumbai. Read More...


White House has confirmed that US President Barack Obama will not be visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar and the Taj Mahal at Agra. Read More...


Updates on October 30

White House has released schedule for Obama's India visit. Read More...

Some Links, Videos and photos about Obama.

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An Obama's supporter says "I am unfailingly struck by Obama's intelligence and charisma, by his easygoing humor, by the magnificence of his megawatt smile" Read More...

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