New Delhi, January 25: Visiting US President Barack Obama’s 60–vehicle motorcade which drove down the roads of the Indian capital on Sunday included his two Beasts, the armoured presidential limousines, on the first day of his three–day visit.
The huge motorcade was also escorted by Delhi Police gypsies. The route was out of bounds for the general public during the US president’s movement. It took just five minutes in the forenoon for the motorcade to reach ITC Maurya Hotel from Indira Gandhi Intertiol (IGI) airport, which is 10 km away.
One of the Beasts, in the middle of the cavalcade, carried Obama and his wife Michelle. As many as 300 officials of the US Secret Service remained around Obama providing security cover, a Delhi Police official actively involved in the US president’s security arrangements said. (IANS)