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Old 3rd November 2010, 11:04   #1
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Default US Prez brings best hi-tech ‘toys’ to Capital

In the next few days, Delhiites would be able to feast their eyes on few of the best gadgets available to humankind — all thanks to US President Barack Obama’s visit. Among the tech toys would be Obama’s prized Cadillac DTS (DeVille Touring Sedan).

According to sources, Obama’s cavalcade would consist of army Hummers and stretch limousines, among other big cars.

US Prez brings best hi-tech ?toys? to Capital - Hindustan Times
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Isnt he also coming to Mumbai, I hope i atleast get to see some of those. Also, slightly off topic, the Article says the aircraft as DC-130, but its actually C-130 Globemaster
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Yea - you might get to see 'em on Marine Drive but from what I understand they will chopper him from the Airport to a Helipad in the naval base.
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Isnt he also coming to Mumbai, I hope i atleast get to see some of those. Also, slightly off topic, the Article says the aircraft as DC-130, but its actually C-130 Globemaster
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The Taj has been taken over (no other guests allowed) for the second most powerful human on earth, for the 6th & 7th of Nov. I guess driving in south Bombay will be problematic on those two days. Better to stay indoors-fortunately those are a Saturday and a Sunday.

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The Taj has been taken over (no other guests allowed) for the second most powerful human on earth, for the 6th & 7th of Nov. I guess driving in south Bombay will be problematic on those two days. Better to stay indoors-fortunately those are a Saturday and a Sunday.

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Just curious ! Second most powerful man ? who would be the most ?
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Just curious ! Second most powerful man ? who would be the most ?
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The Chairman, Central Military Commission, CPC

Typically the personage in this position is also the General Secretary of the CPC, if not the President, PRC.

The workings of the CPC is a chinese puzzle.

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I found Pics of the US Presidential Motorcade here
Flickriver: Most interesting photos from United States Secret Service (USSS) pool
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Surely a convoy of armored Scorpio or Sumo could have been arranged..
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Surely a convoy of armored Scorpio or Sumo could have been arranged..
Or a fleet of Amby's OT: Read somewhere that the Indian Army is replacing all of its Amby's with SX4's.
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Or a fleet of Amby's OT: Read somewhere that the Indian Army is replacing all of its Amby's with SX4's.
Well, they both have the same ground clearance!
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Also, slightly off topic, the Article says the aircraft as DC-130, but its actually C-130 Globemaster
Hi, sorry to nit-pick your nit-pick, but the C-130 is nick-named "Hercules", its the C-17 which is called the "Globemaster". And, DC-130s were modified C-130 airframes with hardened wing-points for carrying drones...
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Or a fleet of Amby's OT: Read somewhere that the Indian Army is replacing all of its Amby's with SX4's.
Ahaan! That is why i saw couple of white SX4 vxi-s with army type registration plates (white letters, black back ground) and a "flag" near the bonnet lock. Spotted these two cars near an army camp in Kolkata.
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And, DC-130s were modified C-130 airframes with hardened wing-points for carrying drones...
Yes, DC stands for Drone Control. (Thank god, not the usually-frowned-upon designer)
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Thanx for the link. Had read some where that the limo has doors that are of 6inch metal. Simply didn't believe it till seeing these pics.
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