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Defence Minister Mr. A.K Antony to visit US

New Delhi
(Press Information Bureau)

The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony will be leaving New Delhi this weekend for Washington on a two-day visit to the US (September 27 – 28, 2010) on an invitation from his counterpart Mr. Robert Gates.

A high-level delegation including the Defence Secretary Shri Pradeep Kumar, Lt General Bikram Singh, Vice Admiral DK Joshi and Air Marshal AK Gogoi will accompany the Minister.

Security issues - both regional and global are likely to come up prominently during the talks. The two sides will also discuss measures to expand Defence Cooperation in various areas.

Shri Antony is scheduled to return to New Delhi on September 29, 2010.