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Jindal in India to push Indo-US ties

Bobby Jindal, along with a Congress delegation, is expected to meet PM and discuss an array of bilateral matters.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2006 14:54 IST

Indian American Congressman Bobby Jindal is in India along with a Congress delegation to get a taste of India's economic transformation and its rising global status.

They are expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discuss an array of bilateral matters.

The delegation met Indian MPs under the aegis of the India-US Parliamentary Forum on Friday morning.

Bobby Jindal, a Republican Congressman from Louisiana, is in the country to create a positive buzz about the India-US civilian nuclear energy cooperation agreement and the resolve of the Bush administration to push the deal through Congress, diplomatic sources said.

The visit is important to both the nations as US President George W Bush will shortly visit the country.

The 34-year-old Jindal, who narrowly lost the 2003 race in Louisiana, is the part of a 10-member delegation to guide other Congressmen who are relatively new to India.

First Published: Jan 13, 2006 14:23 IST