Obama wanted to talk, says
Board Air India One, Nov 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh has said US president-elect Barack Obama wanted to speak
to him after his electoral win but could not because of his
(the Indian leader's) visit to the Gulf.
by a reporter why Obama telephoned other world leaders but
not him, Manmohan Singh clarified late Monday that this was
Obama wanted to talk to me day before yesterday, we could
not establish the contact because the time that was suggested
was too short for me to interact,” Manmohan Singh told reporters
as he flew home after visiting Qatar and Oman.
then I have been travelling for the last two days,” he said,
adding he would talk to Obama after returning to New Delhi.
Singh said he had “a very warm letter” from Obama even before
he was elected the president.
had myself written to him a very warm letter and I got from
him a warm and detailed (letter), spelling out his approach
to India, his approach to international affairs.
I have every reason to believe that India's relations with
the US under President Obama will become stronger than ever
also condoled his grandmother's death and he immediately acknowledged