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India, US want qualitative change in ties: Manmohan

india Updated: Oct 31, 2010 00:26 IST

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Looking forward to US President Barack Obama's visit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the two countries had a common desire to bring about a qualitative change in their bilateral relationship and must explore new commonalities.

Aspects related to the significant visit beginning on November 6 were discussed on saturday when US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Singh in Hanoi on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit.

"India-US relations have entered a new phase. There is cordiality, there is understanding," he said. "It is our common desire to bring about a qualitative change in our relationship."

Singh noted that the two countries now have strategic partnership and interactions on a range of issues. "There are many areas where we have interest, which we must explore with the US to find out if there are any commonalities."

On spectrum Raja
The PM reacted to the Supreme Court observations questioning continuance of telecom minister A Raja saying he would have the matter "looked into".

He was responding to questions on the SC's observations on CBI investigations into the alleged scam in allocation of 2G spectrum and remarks that "the same minister is still continuing today".