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Old 31st January 2015, 20:01   #91
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Nehru ji & Indira ji in the North East
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The visit of H.M. King Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to India, New December, 1955-1956. H.M. the King of Saudi Arabia, being cheered by a crowd during the return journey from Mysore to Bangalore (December 12, 1955).
http://photodivision.gov.in/IntroPho...?thisPage=1250

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Their Royal Highness Prince Don Juan Carlos and the Princess of Spain arrived in New Delhi on February 21’74 Photo shows a view of the ceremonial drive.
http://photodivision.gov.in/waterMar...?id=na4725.jpg

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The pilots lead the car of Marshal Tito, President of the Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia as he drives in State from Palam to Rashtrapati Bhavan.
http://photodivision.gov.in/waterMar...p?id=73101.jpg

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Visit of Their Excellencies to Srinagar, Kashmir. Their Excellencies seated in car along with the Sadar-i-Riyasat Shri Karan Singh, and the Prime Minister, Shri Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad, being driven through the streets of Srinagar in a procession.
http://photodivision.gov.in/waterMar...p?id=49770.jpg

I cannot positively identify the car, but maybe it is a 1954 Dodge/DeSoto/Plymouth? And if it is, and being in Srinagar for diplomatic use, it is quite likely to be the same DeSoto we saw here

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Ho Chi-Minh visit, Delhi, Feb 1958.

A Triumph Police / Military motorcycle ?
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Some more pics from Photodivision GOI:

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The next three pics appear to be from Indonesia (couldn't find a better place to post them) :

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http://photodivision.gov.in/waterMar...p?id=49770.jpg

I cannot positively identify the car, but maybe it is a 1954 Dodge/DeSoto/Plymouth? And if it is, and being in Srinagar for diplomatic use, it is quite likely to be the same DeSoto we saw here

Attachment 1360959

Found another image of the same car with the same people onboard seated in the same sequence. You were right :

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Some old, some new, some old from a different angle:



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Cadillacs seemed to have been the preferred choice of wheels at Rashtrapathi Bhavan:

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H.E. Mr. Shukri Al-Kuwatly, President of Syria driving in State to Rashtrapati Bhavan after his arrival at Palam Airport in New Delhi on January 17, 1957.
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The President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad arriving in State at Parliament House, New Delhi, to address a Joint Session of Both the Houses of the Parliament on March 18, 1957.
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Some more Cadillacs?
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The plates read "Government House". The car has been identified as a Humber:

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A view of the public meeting held at Coimbatore addressing by the Prime Minister Shri Jawaharlal Nehru's (June 1948).
The car seems similar to the one in pictures with Vallabhbhai Patel a couple of posts back:

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Distinguished Indian and Burmese carry the Palanquin bearing Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes which were recently flown to Burma. The Burmese Premier, Thakin Nu can be identified in front.
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The Body Guard of the President of India (Dr. Rajendra Prasad) on parade in front of Parliament House, New Delhi on February 5, 1952, when the President arrived there, Driving in State from Rashtrapati Bhavan (Government House) to address 5th Session of Parliament. The photo shows the Body Guard at salute as the President Passed by.
Lovely lineup of cars there:

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India’s first president Rajendra Prasad’s official car was a Cadillac convertible imported from the United States of America.

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