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Friday, April 09, 2010

President Obama to Host Indian PM During Nuclear Summit

The heads of the world's largest and greatest democracies will meet once again in the sidelines of the Nuclear Summit, beginning April 12, 2010.

Dr. ManMohan Singh, India's Prime Minister was initially scheduled to arrive on April 11, but a last minute change in his itinerary will see the Indian PM flying into Andrews Air Force Base on April 10 at 8:45 in the evening.

The change in his itinerary is a clear indication that President Obama will be holding bilateral talks with Singh.The meeting will most likely take place on Sunday.

This meeting is significant as lately there have been reports that the Obama administration has been ignoring India.

According to sources Obama will reiterate his administrations commitment to strategic relations between the US and India.

The White House is very concerned about the close ties India enjoys with Iran. This will prominently figure in the talks when the two leaders meet.However, Iran is not likely to figure in the Nuclear Summit talks as the summit is more about safeguarding Nuclear materials.

It is noteworthy to mention here that India enjoys a great record where non-proliferation of nuclear materials is concerned but refuses to sign the NPT.

According to Deputy National Security Adviser Michael Forman, "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's attendance will be key to the success of the summit."

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