The Presidential Planner Abroad

From Sunlen Miller:

On day three of his Asia trip, President Obama wakes up in New Delhi, India, Monday morning and is scheduled to participate in an official arrival ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Afterward the president and the first lady are scheduled to visit Raighat, the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi. The first couple will lay a wreath at the memorial stone of Gandi.

Afterward Obama will has a private meeting with Prime Minister Manmoham Singh at the Hyderabad House, a palace under control of the government used as a guest house for foreign dignitaries. After their bilateral meeting, it is expected that both leaders will emerge to address press and take questions.

While at the Hyderabad House the president is scheduled to "drop by" a business leaders' luncheon taking place, just one of many events the president has had this trip with a business focus, attempting to bring together U.S. and Indian businesses.

Afterward the president will return to the hotel where he is staying, the ITC Mayura Hotel, to meet separately with Vice President Ansari, opposition leader Swaraj and Sonia Gandhi.

The highlight of the president's day will be a speech to Indian Parliament at the Parliament House, where he is expected to address a "broad range of issues on which the U.S. and India cooperate -- political, security and economic," Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes said.

In the evening, the president and the first lady will meet with President Patil at Rashtrapati Bhava and then attend a state dinner.

-- Sunlen Miller

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