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    A US Secret Service liaison on Friday held a meeting with Indian security services in New Delhi to discuss security arrangements ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India for the January 26 Republic Day celebrations, a source at the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs told journalists.

    NEW DELHI, January 16 (Sputnik) According to the source, US Secret Service officials raised concerns about security along the Delhi-Agra highway, a busy road linking the two major cities Obama and his wife Michelle are expected to visit on January 26 and 27.

    Security has been stepped up following intelligence reports that Pakistani terrorists plan to target hotels, motels and restaurants in the area where US citizens and security personnel may stay while in Agra, a historic city in northern India.

    The US Secret Service wants to close all restaurants, hotels and motels along the Delhi-Agra highway for one day during the Agra portion of the visit of President Obama. The US Secret Service also asked its Indian counterparts to prepare emergency exit routes and dummy routes.

    In this, his second visit to India, US President Obama is expected see the Taj Mahal marble mausoleum.


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