US official headed for Delhi to build bridges with Modi

Written by | May 31, 2014 | 0
Washington: The US is despatching Nisha Desai Biswal, its pointperson for South Asia, to build bridges with the new Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whom it had shunned for over a decade,

Biswal, the first Indian-American Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, will be in New Delhi June 6-9, making the first visit to India by a senior State Department official since India’s national elections brought Modi to power. While in New Delhi, “she will meet with a range of officials in the new Government of India to review the full scope of bilateral and regional issues,” the State department announced Friday. ”

She will also meet with key strategic thinkers and business leaders” there, it said.

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