Washington: Obama Administration's point man for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake will be travelling to India next week to hold bilateral consultations and launch the ambitious 'Open Government Platform' being developed by the two countries.

The 'Open Government Platform' is a portal for public access to government data that the US and India have developed together and would share with other countries.

During his visit to New Delhi on March 29 and 30, Blake would meet Indian officials to consult on a variety of bilateral and regional issues.

He would also participate in a business event.

A result of India-US Strategic Dialogue, the two governments were working together to produce an open source version available for implementation by countries globally, encouraging governments around the world to stand up open data sites that promote transparency, improve citizen engagement, and engage application developers in continuously improving these efforts.

Technical teams from the governments of the US and India have been working together since August of last year.

Blake would reach New Delhi from Tajikistan, where he is travelling from March 23-28, leading a US delegation to the Fifth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA-V) in Dushanbe.

While in Tajikistan, Blake would also hold meetings with a broad cross-section of Central Asian and other international government officials and with representatives from international financial institutions, multilateral institutions and NGOs.

Blake would also visit Bishkek from April 1-3, where he would attend a meeting of Chiefs of Mission in Central Asia to discuss regional security and integration.

He would also have meetings with Kyrgyz government on a broad range of issues, the State Department said in a statement.

(Agencies)