Clinton to visit India in July for Strategic Dialogue: Krishna
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 00:15
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Tuesday said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be in India this July for the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue during which issues related to defence and security will be discussed.

"I expect Secretary Hillary Clinton to come to Delhi in July this year," he told reporters here.

The Minister was addressing a function to release the latest edition of the book 'Indian National Security'. "We have a very structured security relationship with America. We have entered into a civil nuclear accord... I think our mutual interests are being well taken care of," he said when asked about the US' place in Indian security scenario.

The Strategic Dialogue between the two sides was supposed to have held early this month but due to the commitments of senior Cabinet Ministers like AK Antony in Assembly elections, it was postponed.

The 'strategic dialogue' was established in July 2009 during Clinton's visit to India with the objective of strengthening cooperation on issues such as non-proliferation, counter-terrorism and military matters; energy and climate change.

During the first meeting, India and US had resolved and signed the End-User Monitoring Agreement for the inspection of US weapon system and hardware in the Indian Armed forces' inventory.


First Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 00:15

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