Hillary Clinton meets with India’s top brass

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) travelled to India this week and met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss a wide range of issues integral to U.S.-India ties. From The Times of India:

Clinton, who was accompanied by US Ambassador David Mulford, met the Prime Minister at his 7, Race Course Road residence.

“It was a nice meeting and both enjoyed it,” said an aide to the Prime Minister.

“They discussed healthcare, education, India-US relations and South Asia. It was a wide-ranging discussion,” the aide said.

Clinton also held talks with Congress president Sonia Gandhi:

During her an hour-long one-to-one meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the latter’s 10 Janpath residence, Clinton discussed at length about the socio-economic issues of both countries.

“Both the leaders assessed the growth of India-US ties from Clinton’s time and how far it progressed.

“They have also reviewed the socio-economic situation prevailing in the country,” sources said.

She rounded out her trip with an appearance at the India Today Conclave, where she shared a table with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.

Overall, the trip appeared to be a success, and Clinton resisted the urge to make any culturally insensitive remarks. You’ll recall that at a fundraiser in January of last year, she introduced a quote from Mohandas Gandhi by saying, “He ran a gas station down in St. Louis.” Following uproar from the Indian community, Clinton apologized, and said her remarks were “a lame attempt at humor.” Indians observed this time that Clinton was making a lame attempt to hide her ambition for the White House.

The Times of India: Hillary Clinton meets Manmohan, Sonia

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