Obama was received by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi’s airport. Obama was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan presidential residence, where he was met by the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, and expressed gratitude for the "extraordinary hospitality".
On Monday, the US leader will attend India's Republic Day celebrations as a chief guest, with his wife, Michelle Obama. It will mark the first time the US president has been invited to the parade.
This is also the first time an incumbent US president has made a second visit to India. The first official trip of Barack Obama to New Delhi took place in November 2010.
Following a visit to India earlier in January, US Secretary of State John Kerry, stated that the two countries will strengthen their partnership in combating terrorism, deepen their dialogue on key political and security issues, as well as boost sustainable economic development and growth in both countries.