Biden on visit to fire up US-India ties

Monday, 22 July 2013 - 13:02



US Vice President Joe Biden was due in India today at the start of a four-day visit designed to revive momentum in flagging diplomatic ties and fire up bilateral trade.


Biden, the first vice president to visit India in three decades, will meet senior leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi before heading to the financial hub Mumbai to deliver a keynote speech on the economy.


In a briefing to journalists ahead of his departure, a senior US official said Washington and Delhi shared common goals on a range of defence and security issues.