President Obama just wrapped up a 3-day visit to India. While the President’s visit to India may not have received extensive coverage in the US, the Indian media scrutinized every move and gesture of the President. This is President Obama’s second visit to India.
At a symbolic level President Obama’s meeting had a couple of firsts. This is also the first time an American President has visited India twice. He is the the first American President to attend India’s Republic Day in New Delhi, India.
Traveling with President’s entourage were a handful of high-powered executive like Indira Nooyi of Pepsi, Ajay Bhanga of Mastercard, Vivek Ranadive of Tibco along with Nisha Biswal Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, U.S. Department of State, Ami Bera, California Congressman and actor Kal Penn.
Kal Penn breaks down the importance of President Obama’s visit in this short little video that is worth watching. It comes complete with an Indian flavor – the ubiquitous autorickshaw, rick or scootie. Take a dekho.