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Obama looking forward to India trip; Michelle excited

US President Barack Obama is looking forward to visiting India this year and first lady Michelle is excited about the trip. Obamas conveyed this to Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna at a UN general assembly reception.

world Updated: Sep 24, 2010 12:33 IST

US President Barack Obama is looking forward to visiting India in early November and first lady Michelle is excited about the trip.

Obamas conveyed this to Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna at a reception they hosted at the Natural History Museum in New York in honour of heads of delegation attending the United Nations General Assembly.

Obama told Krishna that he was looking forward to visiting India and Mrs Obama added that she was excited about the trip, diplomats said.

Earlier, in his speech to the UN general assembly too he made a reference to his upcoming trip to India.

"Later this fall, I will travel to Asia. I will visit India, which peacefully threw off colonialism and established a thriving democracy of over a billion people," Obama told the annual gathering of world leaders in his second address to the world body since becoming president.