Indian officials say terrorism, trade and bilateral relations are expected to top the agenda when India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Washington next month.
Mr. Singh will arrive in Washington July 18th for three days at the invitation of President Bush. Press Trust of India quotes unnamed officials as saying the two men also will discuss defense purchases, nuclear cooperation and the expansion of the United Nations. India has launched a campaign to become a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council. The Indian foreign ministry issued a statement Friday saying India and the United States are engaged in the process of widening and deepening their multi-faceted relationship. It said Mr. Singh's visit will take the process further.