Rare Photos of US Presidents Visit to India in the Past

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President Barack Obama's Visit to India - 2010


Dates of Visit: November 6-9, 2010

Purpose of Visit:

*To highlight the deepening economic ties between the United States and India
*To highlight efforts to expand U.S. exports and increase U.S. business investment in India.

President George W. Bush's Visit to India - 2006


Dates of Visit: March 2-4, 2006

Purpose of Visit:

*To discuss the growing strategic partnership between India and US


President Bill Clinton's Visit to India - 2000


Dates of Visit: March 21-25, 2000

Purpose of Visit:
Speaking to foreign correspondents, Ambassador Celeste said, “The purpose of the visit is to broaden the engagement and underscore the range of our relationship.”

President Jimmy Carter's Visit to India - 1978


Dates of Visit: January 1-3, 1978

Purpose of the visit:
*To share an unwavering faith in the democratic form of government that guarantees fundamental freedom under law and the right;
*To work for a cooperative and stable world order;
*To participate in making decisions relating to international peace and cooperation;
*To bridge the disparities in economic strength for a more equitable international economic order;
*To ensure the benefits of economic development reach to all the people;
*To work together to protect and nurture the common-heritage of two planet’s resources and environment by forming an inter-dependent community of nations.

President Richard Nixon's Visit to India - 1969


Purpose of Visit:
*To achieve the mission “a journey in quest of peace" for Asia;
*To build a structure of stability within which the rights of each nation are respected;
*To form a mutual consensus about the rights of national independence of self-determination, the right to be secure within one’s own borders, and to be free from intimidation;
*To respect India’s policy of non-alignment and its determination;
*To lay emphasis on the importance of informal networks of common ideals and common purposes that together becomes a fabric of peace.

Note: President Nixon first visited India in 1953 as Vice President. His six-day visit included stops in New Delhi, Agra, villages in Punjab, Madras, the Mahabalipuram Temple, and Bangalore. 

In April 1967, Nixon visited India as a private citizen, during which time he met with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

President Nixon made a third trip to India in 1969. It was his first visit to India as President of the United States.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Visit to India - 1959


Dates of Visit: December 9-14, 1959

Purpose of the visit:
*To symbolize common quest for peace
*To explore genuine disarmament requirements
*To share India’s desire to live in freedom, human dignity and peace with justice


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