US President George W Bush is likely to visit India in the first quarter of next year, informed sources in Washington said. The actual dates will be worked out later, they said.
According to analysts, an early Bush visit is expected to further boost Indo-American relations after it reached a high during former President Bill Clinton's final year in office.
The changes expected to come about in Indo-American relations as Bush policies reach full fruition will change the geo-political picture, they said.
Both sides are working closely to bring about closer economic relations so that the bilateral ties reach their full potential.
Meanwhile, post-1998 nuclear test sanctions against India are expected to be lifted next month after Congress convenes following the summer recess even as Congress has authorised the President to waive sanctions, sources said.