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Bush looking forward to India, Pak visit

US President George Bush is anticipating his visit to India and Pakistan in a few weeks.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2006 11:21 IST

US President George W. Bush is looking forward to his visit to India and Pakistan in early March, the White House has said.

The president will go ahead with his visit as scheduled despite the widespread protests in the Muslim world over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said at a briefing Thursday.

"The president looks forward to going to India, he looks forward to going to Pakistan, we are making arrangements for that trip and that will be in a few weeks," McClellan said.

McClellan made the comments a day after thousands of protesters burned Bush's effigy in a remote Pakistani tribal area and there was also a strike against the cartoons in Pakistan's central city of Multan.

India and Pakistan have been strong US allies in the war against terrorism.

First Published: Feb 10, 2006 11:21 IST