US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert O. Blake are leading a delegation to India in advance of President Barack
Obama’s expected visit to India.
A statement issued by the US Embassy in New Delhi said, “The officials met with a wide range of senior Indian officials, including Minister of External Affairs SM Krishna and Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, as well as civil society and opinion leaders,” with discussions centering on President Obama’s upcoming visit, as well as regional and multilateral issues that advance the U.S.-India bilateral relationship.
Burns will travel to Kolkata to meet with former National Security Adviser Governor MK ‘Mike’ Narayanan and will pay homage at Mother Teresa’s grave.
The two diplomats leave on Friday.