“During his state visit, the Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh) graciously invited me and my family to visit India this year, and I happily accepted. And as I confirmed to him when we spoke last week, I am delighted to announce tonight that I plan to visit India in early November," informed Obama. He was speaking to the audience at the State Department building in Foggy Bottom.
Obama also said that he looked forward to advancing the US-India partnership, to experiencing all that India, its people and its culture had to offer. “And I intend to create an 'Obama Platter"" after noting earlier that a restaurant in New Delhi was now serving a 'Hillary Platter', " he jested.
External Affairs Minister SM Krishna delivered a speech just before the US President, had reminded him about the PM's and all of the nation's anticipation of Obama's visit to India, later this year.