Obama looks to forging closer links in India visit

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Washington, June 8 : US President Barack Obama will look for forging closer links on strategic issues when he will come to India on first maiden visit later this year in November.

Talking on the agenda of the President's visit Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake said, “The (US) President himself is looking forward to ambitious results and again sees our relations with India as one of the most consequential and indispensable of our partnerships in the world of the 21st century. "

“The Strategic Dialogue that we initiated last week took US—India relations to unprecedented new levels of cooperation that will be highlighted during the (US) President"s visit in November," Mr. Blake told in his first interaction after the first Indo-U.S. Strategic Dialogue concluded here on June 3.

Moreover US has acknowledged India's constructive role in rehabilitation work in Afghanistan and promised to support India's efforts in a constructive way .

Meanwhile,last week, Mr. Obama himself announced that he would travel to India in early November and said he is proud to visit the country. As of now his travel dates to India has been tentatively scheduled from November 7 to November 10.

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