India, US to talk trade

New Delhi: Ahead of US president George W Bush’s visit to India early next month, officials of the two countries will hold talks in Washington to remove some of the hindrances related to bilateral trade, particularly Indian exports. Talks between Indian commerce secretary S N Menon and deputy US trade representative Karan Bhatia are scheduled for February 16-17 to “resolve some of the irritants to bilateral trade and for augmenting US investments in India,” official sources said.