I find Obama very supportive towards India: Manmohan

I find Obama very supportive towards India: Manmohan


PM Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama

"I find President Obama very supportive towards India. I spent considerable time Friday morning with him during the meeting of G8-G5 in L'Aquila, Italy," Manmohan Singh said on board his special aircraft while returning to India after attending the summit.

"We exchanged notes on a large number off issues while sitting side by side at the meeting. I find President Obama very responsive," the prime minister said "There is no basis for any apprehension that the Obama administration is not supportive towards us," the prime minister added.

Though Manmohan Singh and Obama did not have any formal bilateral meeting in L'Aquila, they met during and at the sidelines of the G8-G5 meetings. One of the meetings was described as a "pull-aside" by Indian diplomats while another one was described by the prime minister as "side by side".

Both leaders exchanged invitations for visits to each other's countries. While Manmohan Singh will visit the US later this year, President Obama is expected to come to India next year.

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