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Strategic talks with US from june 1

delhi Updated: May 31, 2010 00:54 IST
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As External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is travelling to Washington for the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue, the American administration is taking extra measures to battle the perception that Indo-US ties are less warm under the Obama presidency.

While the dialogue is expected to cover a range of issues, the groundwork will also be done for the November visit of President Barack Obama to India.

But, security cooperation and counter-terrorism measures will weigh high on the agenda of the talks. Krishna and his team will be there from June 1 to 4.

Krishna will be accompanied by senior officials including Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao.

“The Strategic Dialogue will enhance the Global Strategic Partnership between India and the US, by serving as a very important mechanism to review, enhance and coordinate our broad-based cooperation”, said Vishnu Prakash, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.