Obama's Agra visit: All was not smooth backstage

January 24, 2015 4:46 PM

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Agra: Though the White House has now said US president Barack Obama will be heading to Saudi Arabia instead of Agra to see the Taj Mahal on January 27, a miss that was "regretted", backstage there were problems aplenty dogging the visit of the American head of state.

Officials admitted to TOI on Saturday that security had remained a "huge" concern and that US sleuths on an advance recce were not really convinced by preparations made by the UP administration, much to the chagrin of both state and district-level officers.

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