Sir Richard taking part in a colourful parade in Mumbai to mark the start of a Virgin Atlantic route from Heathrow.
The tycoon from Oxfordshire is leading a delegation to India to boost trade between India and the UK.
Hundreds of local media turned out to welcome him.
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Freezing conditions have caused 24 hours of cross-channel travel chaos - which is set to continue into tonight.
The icy conditions has put a strain on many services in the South, especially those that help the elderly.
School children in Hampshire are performing the story of Mary and Joseph using songs by Take That.