The Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos, accompanied by wife and daughter arrived at the Palam airport of New Delhi on 6th October on a six day state visit to India as official guest.
MS Some shots of the combined guard of honour marching to take positions.
LS IAF jets escorting the Mexican Presidents plane as it prepares to land at Palam airport.
MS Some shots of Radhakrishnan, Nehru and others waiting to receive the Mexican President.
MS The Mexican President and wife getting down from the plane.
Radhakrishnan and Nehru welcoming the distinguished guests.
MS Some more shots of the welcome and garlanding.
MS Zakir Hussain, (Vice President of India), Nehru and Radhakrishnan posing for photographers with the Mexican President, his wife (next to Nehru) and daughter (extreme right).
MS Some more shots of the above.
LS The Mexican President being introduced to the members of Indian Cabinet and other officials.
LS MS The Mexican President inspecting the combined guard of honour.
MS The Mexican President meeting diplomats.
MS Chinese ambassador to India greeting Mexican President.
CU Dr. Radhakrishnan delivering welcome speech.
CU The Mexican President replying to the welcome speech.
LS MS The Mexican (in a closed car) arriving at the Rashtrapati Bhavan escorted by the mounted guards of the President of India.
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Background: The Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos, accompanied by wife and daughter arrived at the Palam airport of New Delhi on 6th October on a six day state visit to India as official guest. He was accompanied by professors, thinkers, journalists and philosophers of Mexico. A thirty one gun salute boomed as he came out of the plane. President of India Dr. Radhakrishnan, Prime Minister Nehru and others were present to accord him a warm welcome. The Mayor of Delhi garlanded and later the Mexican President inspected a guard of honour and met the diplomats. He then drove in state to President's House where the Mexican President and entourage are staying. At the gates of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Mexican President was preceded and escorted by President's colourful guards.