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India-US Strategic Dialogue to be held in New Delhi on 19 July 2011

New Delhi

The External Affairs Minister will be hosting the 2nd India-US Strategic Dialogue with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on 19 July 2011 in New Delhi. Secretary Clinton hosted the first Strategic Dialogue in June 2010 in Washington DC. Details of Secretary Clinton's visit to India and her programme are being worked out.

The dialogue will be preceded by the meeting of the India-US High Technology Cooperation Group (HTCG) which will be hosted by Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on 11-12 July 2011 in New Delhi. HTCG, established in 2002, is the principal forum for advancing India-US cooperation in advanced technologies, including in dual use and strategic trade. The industry component of the meeting will be held on July 11, with the support of CII, FICCI and USIBC, which will be followed by government to government dialogue on July 12."

Also the 3rd third meeting of the India-US JWG on civil space cooperation will be held on 13-14 July 2011 in Bangalore.