Obama arrives in India, begins Asia tour
US President Barack Obama arrived in India's financial hub of Mumbai Saturday on the first leg of an Asian tour aiming to expand US export opportunities and create jobs, DPA reported.
Obama - accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama and top officials, including national security adviser Tom Donilon - is to also seek to consolidate a strategic partnership with India and give a fresh impetus to the fight against terrorism.
In a symbolic gesture, the US leader is to stay at Mumbai's Taj Hotel, one of the targets of attacks by Pakistani gunmen in November 2008 that left 166 people dead.
Obama is to meet with some survivors of the attacks and later deliver remarks commemorating the assault on Mumbai, in which six US citizens were among those killed.
Business, however, is dominating Obama's agenda in Mumbai, where he is to meet with business leaders and participate in a business summit Saturday.