Big claims have always been made about America’s President’s car, The Beast. It goes so far as to say that neither a missile can be blown nor a bullet can impact this car. Not only this, chemical and biological attack also does not affect this car. But, do you know that when the then US President Barack Obama visited India in 2010, his Beast car came to an abrupt halt in Mumbai. Even Secret Service agents engaged in Obama’s protection could not fix it then. The great thing was that Obama was not sitting in the car at the time of this incident.
Incident occurred during Obama’s visit to India in 2010
Famous defense website The Drive has issued a report of The Beast malfunction on the road to Mumbai in 2010, citing a member gauge of the Secret Service’s Counter Assault Team (CAT). Gage revealed the incident in a recent episode of The Team House Podcast. Kat’s commandos join the US President’s convoy at all times. They ride convoy trains and bikes. Their main job is to protect the President from any kind of attack and to kill the enemy.
Two ‘The Beast’ Cadillades were brought to Mumbai
The Secret Service Agent Gauge reported that two numbers of Presidential limousine The Beast had been brought to India for that tour. President Obama’s visit took place from 6 to 6 November 2010. Obama came to India for the first time after becoming President. During this time, apart from Delhi, he also visited Mumbai. During the yatra, he also paid tribute to the victims of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack 2 years ago.
The car arrived a day before due to the danger level
The Secret Service had a lot of threat alerts about Obama’s visit to India. Therefore, the counter asset team was sent to India a day before to strengthen the security system. This team also included Agent Gauge. The plane from which these people were coming to India, the brand new Presidential Limousine The Beast was also placed in it. Gauge, however, stated that the issue of overheating of the car was raised before Obama’s arrival.
Due to this, The Beast was closed on the road
Obama’s brand new limousine had already been field tested in the US. In which this car met all its standards. Therefore, even the engineers paid no attention to this issue. When the car reached India, an agent of the Secret Service filled the gasoline-powered car with diesel. Unaware of the impending danger, the commando team started taking this car and walking on the streets of Mumbai. A few kilometers later, the President’s car engine became so hot that he stopped working.