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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