Washington (Agencies): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would lead the American side during the second round of Indo-US Strategic Dialogue that would be held in New Delhi on April six, , Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has announced here.

"This time the meeting would take place in New Delhi on April 6. Secretary Hillary Clinton would travel to India for that meeting," Rao told reporters on Tuesday evening at the end of her three-day US visit.

Rao, who was basically here for foreign office consultations, discussed on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, besides the developments in Egypt.

She had a lengthy meeting with Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns, besides having called on Secretary Clinton at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department.

They also prepared the ground work for the second Strategic Dialogue between the two countries.

"This visit also afforded the opportunity to take stock of the regional and global situation. The situation in the region has been an object of focus in our discussion, previously also with the United States," Rao said.

During her meeting with Michele Flournoy, the Under Secretary of Defence for Policy, the issue of fighter jets also came up, Rao said. 

Rao said the two sides also discussed the extraordinary developments over the last couple of weeks in Egypt.

"We agreed that we have to stay focused in terms of seeing how the situation develops," she said. "In the months to come we will see how we can help Egypt according to its requirements as it moves towards the path of consolidation towards democratic institutions," Rao said.

The Indian Ambassador in Cairo has already been sensitised about the discussion between the External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and Clinton on how India can help Egypt in its election process.