Clinton to discuss Pakistan in India
The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's will visit India to hold talks with senior Indian leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Press TV reported.
Her four-day visit will begin in Mumbai on Friday. Clinton will arrive in New Delhi on Sunday where she will discuss sensitive matters with Indian officials.
The foundations for the India-US strategic partnership were laid during the Bush administration, which lifted a three-decade ban on the sale of civil nuclear technology to New Delhi -- although India is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Given the current situation in South Asia, the assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake, said that Pakistan will be a subject of discussion when Clinton meets with the Indian leaders.
He appreciated the recent meetings between the leaders of India and Pakistan in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where the Non-Aligned Summit (NAM) is underway.
Clinton will visit Thailand after wrapping up her India trip, and has announced that she will be going to Pakistan in the fall.