Wednesday, 13 November 2019

India deploys 10,000 extra forces for Ivanka Trump’s visit

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HYDERABAD: Indian authorities have cleared beggars off the streets and brought in 10,000 extra security forces for Ivanka Trump’s biggest foreign mission since her father became president.

President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter is to be the key speaker Tuesday at the opening of a three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad alongside India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The southern city is home to the India operations of Google, Facebook and Amazon.

The 36-year-old, who is an official White House advisor, will seek to press women’s empowerment in business. She will also underline the growing friendship between the United States and India — so the host country is taking no chances.

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rump will be greeted in Hyderabad by Modi who will host a gala dinner at the Falaknuma Palace, a luxury hotel once owned by one of the nizams who ruled the city before India’s independence. Authorities have spruced up an open-air market around Charminar, a 16th century mosque that is one of the city’s icons. Media reports have suggested that Trump could visit the market.

Police have cleared hundreds of beggars off the streets, saying they cause nuisance and obstruct traffic.

More than 10,000 security personnel including anti-terrorist forces and dog squads will be deployed, and Trump will travel around Hyderabad in her own special bullet proof vehicle with US Secret Service taking care of close security.

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