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File picture of US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting on the sidelines of the UN General General Assembly in New York. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit India on February 24-25.
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NEW DELHI AND AHMEDABAD: This is the historic Red Fort in the city of Delhi in India, which served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors. Every year on the Independence day of India (15 August), the Prime Minister hoists the Indian "tricolour flag" at the main gate of the fort and delivers a nationally broadcast speech from its ramparts. The Trump will visit both Ahmedabad and New Delhi. The two cities are set to be under a lockdown during Trump’s 36-hour whirlwind tour of India that will also feature a whistle-stop visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra.
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TIGHT SECURITY: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel patrol at the historic Taj Mahal premises, where US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are expected to visit, in Agra, India, February 20, 2020. India’s elite commando force Chetak, members of state and central intelligence agencies, Special Protection Group, commandos of National Security Guard and local police personnel will constitute the outer circles of a multi-layered security apparatus comprising men and machines to ensure an impregnable cover for the US president. The US Secret Service personnel will form the innermost ring around Trump.
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FLYING WHITE HOUSE: The Air Force One, a custom-made Boeing 747-200B commercial aircraft, is modified to create a White House on wings. This amazing flying machine is the official aircraft used by the president for all his travel within as well as outside the United States. Apart from providing all the necessary logistical support that the president would need to discharge his duties while on the go. It equipped with a fire-shield that can deter heat-seeking missiles and rockets and is capable of launching a nuclear war. It has radar jammers and can be refuelled mid-air.
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ADVANCE TEAM: Members of the US Secret Services had reached the city last week itself to work out the finer details of the president’s security, in close coordination with Gujarat state police and Central agencies, according to Gulf News sources.
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HEAVY-LIFT CARRIERS: The first batch of heavily-fortified vehicles that form part of the US president’s motorcade arrived at Ahmedabad’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport last Monday on a massive C-17 Globemaster transport plane like this one.
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GLOBEMASTERS: Four Globemaster planes carrying more defence and intelligence equipment such as spy cameras, radio jammers, fire safety equipment and sniper units will reach Ahmedabad by Saturday. In this Sept. 12, 2013, file photo, a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo jet flies over Boeing Co. aerospace company's plant in Long Beach, California.
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THE CADILLAC 'BEAST': Two specially-designed and identical Cadillac limousines bearing the licence plate number 800-002 ferry the US president whenever and wherever he is travelling on land. These vehicles are airlifted by giant Globemaster aircraft to all overseas locations when the president is travelling. It has armoured body plates, bulletproof window shields and front and back windshields, a refrigerator containing the president’s blood samples. It also has night-vision cameras and even grenade-launchers to counter every conceivable security threat.
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SECOND VEHICLE: This SUV is usually the second vehicle in the president’s motorcade. It carries hand-picked members of the US Secret Service and is driven closest to the presidential limousine. This vehicle carries the team that is entrusted with the responsibility to react first in case of any emergency situation.
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JAMMING DEVICES: This is usually a Ford-made SUV fitted with advanced communication equipment that keeps the US president connected with top officials in the White House through fully encrypted communication channels. This vehicle is also fitted with radio and other satellite and wireless communication jamming devices and can deactivate any remote-controlled detonator in the vicinity. It has a huge dome-like structure mounted on its roof that acts as the principal jamming device.
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MARINE ONE: President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and their son, Barron, walk from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington. The Marine One, a Sea King, and White Hawk helicopters will provide air cover and surveillance for the president’s movements from close to the ground while visiting India.
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