The United States President Barack Obama is set to arrive in India as part of the Republic Day celebrations in the country.
Obama will arrive on Sunday, 25 January and will reportedly be here for three days. Though nothing much is revealed about his visit, including his accommodation details or the places he is likely to visit, the arrangements are in full swing to welcome the 44th US president to the country.
Sources reveal that a seven-layer security ring will be arranged for the safety of Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama, who will take part in the 66th Republic Day parade on 26 January in New Delhi.
When asked about the security measures taken by the government, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that all security arrangements are in place.
Obama, who could not visit the Taj Mahal during his 2010 India visit, might not miss the chance to see the monument this time. Reports suggest that he will pay a visit to the Taj Mahal on 27 January. As part of preparations, the Yamuna Kinara road and the monument areas are being cleaned and painted.
Apart from the Indian security forces, a special 30-member US security team has also reached the country to review the security measures ahead of Obama's arrival.