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US NSA to visit India to chalk out agenda for Obama's visit

india Updated: Jun 29, 2010 13:28 IST

US National Security Adviser Gen (retd.) James Jones will arrive in New Delhi in July to chalk out the agenda for President Barack Obama's maiden visit to India in November this year.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who met Obama in Toronto on Sunday on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit and discussed preparations for his visit, said James will meet his Indian counterpart Shivshankar Menon in the second week of July and they would chalk out the agenda for the visit.

"Our relations with the US are very good. We have a really ambitious agenda. We look forward to a very successful visit of President Obama and so does the President," he said.

To a question, Singh said he did not have the time to raise issues like the proposed Sino-Pak nuclear deal with Obama.

"It was essentially a discussion to explore the agendaof President Obama's visit. We will cross the bridge when we come to it."

Obama will visit India in November this year and the US President had yesterday said he was "very much" looking forward to his visit.

During his meeting with Singh yesterday, Obama said he was very pleased to have accepted an invitation to visit India.

"It is a trip that I'm very much looking forward to, and I know that the Prime Minister and his gracious wife will extend great hospitality to us," he had said.