After Mumbai terror attacks, US delegations postpone trips

December 1st, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) A much expected visit of officials from the US nuclear industry to India, scheduled to start Tuesday, has been postponed indefinitely as a fallout of the Mumbai terror attacks.The delegation, comprising 50 senior officials from 30 private companies and led by GE-Hitachi chief executive Jack Fuller, was touted as the largest ever trade mission of nuclear executives to India.

An official from the US India Business Council (USIBC), one of the organisers of the trip, told IANS the trade mission has now been “postponed indefinitely”.

According to the earlier announced schedule, the US team was to stay in India Dec 2-9 and visit New Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

The trip was being organised by the USIBC and Nuclear Energy Institute, with certification from the US Department of Commerce.

Another delegation of state-level education officials from Virgina also has postponed its week-long visit, scheduled to start from Dec 5.

The visit, organised by the US-India Business Alliance, was of 12 officials from the education department who were to travel to different cities, including Mumbai, to learn about India’s school system.

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