Clinton tour to India; Talks on counter-terrorism & regional security

New Delhi: US Secretary of State, Hillay Clinton had arrived India tonight. Tomorrow in the second round of Indo-US strategic dialogue she is going to discuss about the regional security of India & the necessary measures should be taken by the nation to fight against terrorism on the backdrop of the Mumbai serial blasts.

On this two-day meeting, Hillary has been accompanied by a group of 25 delegates who are expert in the security & belongs to the top US administration. They will also hold their talk to Union External Affairs Minister, S.M. Krishna on the bilateral, regional & international issues. Apart from the meeting with the External Affairs Minister, Clinton will also meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh & the National Security Adviser, Shiv Shankar Menon. She will also hold a talk with the UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi.

Clinton will start her meeting with the breakfast with the NSA; followed-by the Indo-US strategic dialogue & the next work of her will be a telephonic conversation with PM. But the main issue of talk will be the Mumbai serial blasts. Clinton wanted to provide some good national security advices, which will help the nation fighting against the terrorism & can make the nation a terrorist-free nation.

On Wednesday, Clinton is supposed to fly to Chennai, where she is scheduled to meet some US companies. Besides these, regional security issues & counter-terrorism, the US civil nuclear co-operation will also be a part of the meeting; with this India government will also talk about the US visa regime, which is a big problem for the Indian IT professionals who are working over there.

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