Worried officials to mobilise president-level security for Ivanka's India visit
25 November 2017
US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump will get president-level security during her visit to India amid a heightened threat perception, authorities revealed on Friday.
Ivanka, who is an advisor to the US President, will on 28 November address the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hitec City, which houses several US technology giants. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also attend the summit.
The Hyderabad Police is making elaborate arrangements for the visit of PM Modi and Ivanka to the city next week. During his day-long visit, Modi would inaugurate the Hyderabad metro rail project and also the three-day GES.
During her visit, Ivanka will use three of her own vehicles while a total of 2,200 police personnel would be deployed for the two events.
The eighth annual GES will highlight the theme 'Women First, Prosperity for All' this year, and focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering global economic growth. Ivanka Trump was invited by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June, and she will lead the US delegation to the summit.
Talking about the arrangements for this visit, Hyderabad police commissioner V V Srinivasa Rao told media the prime minister will arrive on 28 November and inaugurate the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd project at Miyapur. After this, he will inaugurate the GES.
Modi and Ivanka will also attend a special dinner at the Falaknuma Palace in the old city on 28 November along with 100 special guests. The dinner will be served on a Nizam-era table at which 101 people can sit. The palace is now a plush hotel.
A separate dinner has been arranged for about 1,500-2,000 delegates on the lawns of the 19th century palace, Rao said.
Reports say Ivanka Trump may attend the GES on 29 November and leave the city the same night.