President of the United States – Barack Obama became the 1st American leader to be honored as the chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a break of protocol, personally received the American premiere at the air station after the later landed on Indian soil in his ‘Air Force One'.
Mr. Obama's arrival on Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the first time of an American leader who visited India twice during his presidency.
Today, as he closed-out his three day visit to India, we have a garland of beautiful pictures to showcase the different colors of his stay here in India.
DAY 1 - Arrival
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama sharing a warm hug on a cold winter morning, as later started his 3-day visit to India.
PM Narendra Modi, U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to the gathering at the Palam Air Force Station.
Obama at Raj Ghat
After checking-in Hotel ITC Maurya, President Obama headed straight towards the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, New Delhi, to pay homage to the Father-of-the-nation.
Barack Obama participating in wreath laying ceremony at Raj Ghat.
US President planting ‘peepal' sapling at the Raj Ghat.
Barack Obama and Narendra Modi wave to the gathering, with President Pranab Mukherjee standing between them during a ceremonial reception
He was given the Guard of Honor during the ceremonial reception, much like a royalty.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama wave to the media before a meeting in Hyderabad House.
Narendra Modi gives U.S. President Barack Obama a copy of a 1950 telegram from Secretary of State Dean Acheson to the head of India's constitutional assembly.
Obama and Modi having “Chai Pe Charcha” in the gardens of the Hyderabad House.
Both premieres embracing each other after the joint Press Conference post meeting.
U.S. President Barack Obama calling on President Pranab Mukherjee, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Performers are seen on stage during a cultural performance for US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
President Barack Obama, and first lady Michelle Obama standing with hand on heart as America's national anthem plays before a State Dinner at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Day 2 - Republic Day
U.S. President Barack Obama greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrives for Republic Day parade.
Mr. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands, varied culture, motorbike stunts, flying past at the Republic Day parade.
President Barack Obama and Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari speaking to each other.
Prez Obama and PM Modi watch the ‘Ashok Chakra award ceremony.
Amazed by the stunts, Prez Obama thumbs up to the motorcyclists.
Barack Obama waves to the crowd after the end of Republic Day parade.
At Home Ceremony
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, PM Narendra Modi, and President Pranab Mukherjee during a photo op at the “At Home” reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Prez Obama and PM Modi sharing lighter moments at tea.
President Obama with US first lady Michelle Obama at the ceremony.
Indo-US Business Summit
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi interact during the India-U.S business summit.
Mr. Obama addresses the business community during the India-U.S business summit in New Delhi,
Day 3 - Farewell
Obama meets Satyarthi
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama meet with Kailash Satyarthi, the Noble Price awardee.
Siri Fort Auditorium Speech
Barack Obama greeting the audience with traditional ‘namaste'.
After delivering the speech, he waves to the audience, with first lady Michelle Obama by his side.
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama fold their hands together in a traditional Indian greeting gesture as they prepare to board Air Force One in New Delhi, marking an end to their 3 day visit to India.