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Old 3rd September 2020, 13:51   #181
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Prime Minister Nehru's visit to Unchagaon

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Old 14th September 2020, 12:17   #182
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Rajbhavan(?), Calcutta

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Old 22nd September 2020, 16:22   #183
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Lal Bahadur Shastri seen riding in a 1963 Chevy convertible in Bombay. The car was probably a Raj Bhavan car, and was also used by Neil Armstrong and other dignitaries for parades in Bombay. Gladly it survives in a Pune collection.

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500 SEL kept at the Rashtrapati Bhawan museum.
Any idea whether the W126 is in a drive-able condition or just looks neat? Do they exhibit all the cars used?
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The car was probably a Raj Bhavan car, and was also used by Neil Armstrong
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Here it is, with the "Man on the Moon" (and his fellow astronauts); October, 1969
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Old 2nd October 2020, 08:37   #186
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Good day to post these on Late Lal Bahadur Shastri's birthday.

Pictures from May 1964 as he arrives to take charge of the office of the Prime minister after Panditji's demise.

PC : James Burke via the LIFE collection

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More pictures from the James Burke collection, mid 1960's

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Not a Rashtrapati Bhavan car, but I think still finds a place here

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Old 22nd October 2020, 16:11   #189
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Mr. Dass ran one of the most well known workshops for decades in Poona Camp, and he always had many stories to share. One of his favourite ones was of driving Nehru around when he visited Pune once, apparently in a Kurundwad Packard.

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Can the experts find images of the occassion?
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Mrs. Indira Gandhi photographed at Palam Aerodrome on Oct 3 1949 before her departure for London from where she is expected to join prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in USA

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Pandit Nehru getting in his car, same car with Indira Gandhi ?

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Picture from the Queen's visit

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Pandit Nehru on a ferry in Goa

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Queen's tour of India, 1961

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Queen's tour of India, 1961

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As we can see in the pictures, there is a huge crowd on both sides on the road to just see the Queen. However, this was 1961. Now if the queen/Prince Charles /Prince William decide to come to India, do you guys think that there will be anything similar on the roads?

Maybe at the locations there could be people who want to take pictures.

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As we can see in the pictures, there is a huge crowd on both sides on the road to just see the Queen. However, this was 1961. Now if the queen/Prince Charles /Prince William decide to come to India, do you guys think that there will be anything similar on the roads?

Maybe at the locations there could be people who want to take pictures.
In those days, a Head of State's visit was rare, also security was lax and they could be seen in an open top car. Nowadays, people are more engaged with their work, they want to avoid the jams, usually people like to see he song and dance around the visit.

I found the drama around Putin's Bangalore visit complete with overhead helicopter, Zil's , S600 Pullman being chased by Bolero's more interesting.

Similar, the bearded one passing by my house in a fleet of BMW's, jamming vehicles etc. All looks more like a show of drama than anything else. In the UK, its normally a couple of bikes to stop traffic at junctions on a leapfrog basis and a security car behind whether it or the Queen or PM.
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