PM-Obama meet in Sep will seek to enhance Indo-US relations

Newdelhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama will chart a course seeking enhanced bilateral ties and defence cooperation between the two countries.

A US official said in Washington that Dr.Singh will meet President Obama at the White House on the 27th of next month.National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon met his US counterpart Susan Rice, and Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to prepare for the working visit of the Prime Minister.

Rice told Menon that Obama was looking forward to his meeting with the Prime Minister.During these meetings, Menon discussed a wide range of issues including Pakistan, Afghanistan and the ongoing tension on the Line of Control.

He denied seeking any assistance from the US on the Chinese border incursions in Ladakh, asserting that New Delhi is capable enough to take care of its own territorial integrity.