The US Vice President is expected to meet top leaders in New Delhi and address business and student community in Mumbai, before leaving for Singapore for the last leg of his week-long trip. (Agencies)
In Mumbai, he will deliver a speech on US-India relations and meet the business community and students. “This trip will be an important opportunity to strengthen our partnerships within the region and reaffirm our commitment to re-balance US foreign policy towards the Asia-Pacific,” the White House said.
Biden's visit is expected to lay ground work for the US visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in September-October, during which he is expected to hold meetings with President Barack Obama. According to the White House, Biden will begin his official meetings on Tuesday with his Indian counterpart Hamid Ansari and will also meet the US Embassy staff in New Delhi.
Biden will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other leaders to discuss India-US engagement on a broad array of issues
including economic growth, trade, energy and climate change, security and investments in innovation and education.
In his meetings with the top leaders, Biden is likely to discuss host of bilateral, regional and global issues, besides emphasizing on closer cooperation to harness economic and strategic opportunities, the White House said. The US Vice President is then scheduled to call on Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, before having one-on-one dialogue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his official residence.
Biden will also meet Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan and take part in the dinner, which will be hosted by Vice President Hamid Ansari at Hyderabad House, before leaving for Mumbai.
The US Vice President is expected to meet top leaders in New Delhi and address business and student community in Mumbai, before leaving for Singapore for the last leg of his week-long trip.