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Burns to visit India June 10-13

William J. BurnsUnited States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William J Burns will visit India from June 10-13, an official announcement said today.

Mr Burns will visit New Delhi and Mumbai during the trip, State Department Deputy Spokesman Robert Wood said.

During his visit, he would meet senior government officials and private sector leaders to discuss a broad agenda to further strengthen partnership between the US and India, Mr Wood added.

Mr Burns will be the first high-ranking US official to travel to India after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government began a second term in office late last month.

There have been reports that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit India in July, but there has been no official word on this from either side.

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