US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in India



MUMBAI - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in India Friday for a three-day visit aimed at deepening strategic ties with a country viewed as a global player on trade, arms control and climate change.
Her first stop in Mumbai includes meetings with key business leaders, educational professionals and a women's group and will see her pay tribute to the 166 people who died in last year's Islamist militant strikes on the city.



US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in India
On Sunday she moves to the capital New Delhi for talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna before heading to Thailand to lead the US delegation at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) talks.
Clinton's visit to Mumbai comes nine years after her husband, former president Bill, and their daughter, Chelsea, visited the city and is her first foreign trip since breaking her elbow a month ago.
She said this week that President Barack Obama's administration was "going to do everything we can to broaden and deepen our engagement" with the new Congress-led government in New Delhi, which swept to power in May.
Her agenda is set to be dominated by developing a landmark civilian nuclear deal struck between the two sides last year as well as issues like global security, non-proliferation, climate change and multilateral trade talks.
Clinton and aides have said they also hope to forge closer links on education, defence, agriculture, science and technology as well as economic and women's issues.
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Saturday, July 18th 2009
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