US President Obama was given an elaborate welcome at the country's presidential palace in New Delhi.
He walked in his socks to place a commemorative wreath honouring the father of India's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi.
Tomorrow, Mr Obama was to be the guest of honour at India's Republic Day festivities, making him the first US president to attend the anniversary of the enactment of country's democratic constitution.
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