Washington: BJP President Rajnath Singh will visit the US this week to present his party's view on the situation in Afghanistan at a conference. He will also meet a host of lawmakers, think tanks and noted Indian Americans during the visit.
On a maiden week-long visit to the country in his capacity as the president of the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, Singh will arrive on July 20 and is scheduled to spend most of his time in Washington from July 21 to July 25.
In addition to meeting the American business community, where he would elaborate his party's economic policies, all eyes would be on the key note address on ‘India, Afghanistan and Regional Security’ which Singh is scheduled to address at a conference on Afghanistan on July 23 at Capitol Hill organized by the Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS-USA).
The conference at the historic Rayburn House Building of the US Capitol, would also be addressed among others by former foreign secretary Kanwal Sibal and Ajit Doval, former director of Intelligence Bureau.
Organizers of the conference have also roped in Mehran Baloch, a rebel Baloch leader and Senge Serin, president of the Institute of Gilgit Baltistan Studies, to give their perspectives on Pakistan and Afghanistan in the context of recent developments.
"The conference aims to engage communities to discuss factors affecting security, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan and the surrounding region," FIIDS-USA said in a statement.
"The sessions will focus on critical dimensions of a balanced and unified strategy that can lead to Afghanistan's stable and secure development," it added. While in New York, Singh is scheduled to address the Indian American community at an event organized by TV Asia channel.


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