What S M Krishna said:
- Secretary Clinton and I reviewed entire gamut of bilateral relations. We expressed satisfaction with progress in relationship and are optimistic aobut the furture.
- Emerging global trends reinforced shared conviction in importance of this relationship for future of our two countries and the shape of the world
- We have extraordinary frequency and depth in our engagement and dialogue
- I conveyed our concerns about IT companies and protectionist sentiments in US
- On cooperation over nuclear civil deal: Assured her of India's commitment to providing level playing field to all US companies within framework of national law and international obligations
- We discussed that Iran has rights as member of NPT (non-proliferation treaty) but must also abide by its obligations as non-nuclear weapon state under the NPT
- On Iran's nuclear program: India subscribes to and regularly implements UN security council resolutions. This issue is not a source of discord between our two countries.
- Afghanistan is at a crucial juncture. The most important signal that the international community has to give is a strong commitment to Afghanistan for it to be become economically viable and capable of defeating terrorism. We remain supportive of any reconciliation efforts that are fundamentally acceptable to us.
- Always a pleasure to be back in Delhi and to reaffirm what President Obama has called one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century
- Focused on preparing for strategic dialogue in June
- We have to continue expanding trade and investment between our countries
- I believe there is much more potential
- We should work towards having one of the world's largest trade partnerships
- Need to open our markets to greater trade and investments
- Our landmark civil nuclear agreement - Mr Krishna assured of level playing field for US companies
- We need to deepen our security cooperation
- We also look to India as partner in broad international effort to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons
- Need to stay united and to keep pressure on Iran-it has brought Iran back to negotiating table
- Welcome the progress India is making to reduce oil purchased from Iran
- Need to convince people not be recruited into terrorism, (which is) very much a dead end literally and figuratively when it comes to pursuing any kind of political or ideological aims. In democracies like ours, people should be in the marketplace of ideas.
- Terrorist groups that still operate out of Pak -we are committed to going after those who pursue direct threats to US, Afghanistan and our allies in Afghanistan
- 10 million award for info that leads to arrest of Hafiz Saaed shows our commitment
- We look to govt of Pak to do more - needs to make sure its territory is not used as launching pad for terrorism including attacks within Pak
- Hafiz Saeed bounty proves our solidarity with India
- India has been strong partner in persuading Iran to live upto its obligations
- Iran to demonstrate in June unequivocally the peaceful intent of its nuclear programme
- Commend India for the steps its refineries are taking to reduce imports from Iran
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's much-hyped visit to Kolkata today ended with the Americans stating that the issue of US investments in retail sector had come up during her meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, something that she and her government denied.
The fare will comprise Rawa Upma with cashew nuts and fresh coriander, Medu Wadai and Podi with ghee for tomorrow's breakfast for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with External Affairs Minister SM Krishna.
The US has agreed to treat West Bengal as a partner state for investment in the changed political situation, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here today.
A handshake and a namaste were exchanged between the US Secretary of State and the West Bengal Chief Minister at the Writers' Building in Kolkata this morning. The women - both on Time magazine's list of the world's 100 most powerful people - are meeting in a one-on-one.
All outbound and incoming flights from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport were halted from the time Ms Clinton's plane came on the radar till the point the former first lady and her long convoy left the tarmac.
Mamata Banerjee will gift the visiting US Secretary of State Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali and Gitabitan, and the collected works of Swami Vivekananda during the meeting.