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Briefing Points by MEA Official Spokesperson on the visit of US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns

New Delhi
October 18, 2005

US Under Secretary of State R. Nicholas Burns will be arriving in New Delhi on October 20. 

During his visit bilateral official consultations (Asian Security Dialogue) will be held between India and US on October 21-22. Foreign Secretary Shri Shyam Saran will lead the Indian delegation. This dialogue was also held in September 2004 and May 2005. 

There will also be a meeting of the working group which has been constituted to follow up on the July 18 India-US Agreement. Foreign Secretary heads the working group from the Indian side. 

Mr. Burns will also call on EAM and NSA during this visit.