Wing Commander Pooja Thakur of the Indian Air Force led the Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan for the US President, earlier in the day.
This is the first time a woman officer has led the Guard of Honour for a major visiting dignitary at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
“Great honour to be back in India. Great honour, so grateful for the extraordinary hospitality,” said Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Cabinet Ministers Manohar Parrikar, Venkaiah Naidu, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh also attended the reception .