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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 14:05
US envoy set to meet Narendra Modi
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US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell is to meet controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi soon.

This is seen as a significant shift in the US stance towards Modi, the main opposition party's candidate for prime minister.

Modi has been criticised for his handling of Hindu-Muslim riots in 2002.

Riots erupted after 60 Hindu pilgrims died in a train fire which Muslims were blamed for igniting.

 
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