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34 Warships in Addition to Air Force One, Marine One, Presidential Limo Planned for Mumbai, India Visit

UPDATE: White House denies many of the details listed below after three days of silence …

Details of President Barack Obama’s entourage are becoming available from media in India.

A fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay in India beginning Saturday.

Obama is expected to fly by a helicopter — Marine One — from the city airport to the Indian Navy’s helibase INS Shikra at Colaba in south Mumbai.

At least two escort jets, armed with advanced communication and security systems

A Lincoln Continental — the Presidential limousine — and fleet of over 40 cars will be part of Obamas convoy.
Mail online reports it is an armored Cadillac — nicknamed ‘The Beast.’

Around 800 rooms have been booked for the President and his entourage in Taj Hotel and Hyatt.

The President will have a security ring of American elite Secret Service, which are tasked to guard the President, along with National Security Guards (NSG) and personnel from central paramilitary forces and local police in Mumbai and Delhi.

Air Force One to be kept in a state of readiness throughout Obama’s stay in India from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday morning.

Maurya Hotel, where the President will stay, has already been swarmed by American security personnel and protective measures have been put in place.

Security drills are already been carried out at the hotel as well as Rajghat which he will visit.

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NDTV 34 warships sent from US for Obama visit