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President Goes to India on Budget. A $200 million/day Budget

November 5, 2010

An Indian news outlet has already claimed that the U.S. is spending $200 million per day for the president’s three-day trip to Mumbai, and the BBC detailed the country’s decision to strip its trees of coconuts so as to protect the president. Now, that same Indian TV station is claiming more details about additional safety measures: it says 34 U.S. warships will accompany the president and patrol the surrounding waters.

The ships aren’t the only measures being taken. NDTV lists what, and who, else will be making the trip:

Air Force and Marine One
Two jets, armed with advanced communication and security systems
Over 40 cars which will be part of the president’s convoy
13 heavy-lift aircraft with high-tech equipment,
Three helicopters
3,000 total people including Secret Service agents, U.S. government officials, and journalists
500 US security personnel
800 rooms have been booked for those people
An interception and obstruction device
Sniffer dogs
“Rescue gadgets”

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