- By P.J. Aroon
Secretary Clinton is reported to be traveling to India late next month. If the trip transpires, two items likely to be on the agenda are encouraging India to restart dialogue with Pakistan (which was derailed after November’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai), and the U.S.-India civil nuclear agreement signed last year.
The timing of the trip could hint at whether and when Clinton will be mother of the bride. In May, rumors were flying that daughter Chelsea is getting married in August. A few days ago, New York magazine cited unnamed insiders who say the wedding will be in late August. If the wedding is on, Secretary Clinton probably wouldn’t be scheduling international travel close to the date.
For those who like to reminisce, in the photo above, Chelsea and Hillary visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, on March 30, 1995, during the then first lady’s 12-day tour of South Asia.
Photo: DOUGLAS E. CURRAN/AFP/Getty Images
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A graduate of George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, Josh lived in Yokohama, Japan, and studied at Tokyo's Sophia University. He speaks conversational Japanese and has reported from the region. He has also worked at the House International Relations Committee, the Embassy of Japan, and the Brookings Institution.
Josh's reporting has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, CBS, ABC, NPR, WTOP, and several other outlets. He was a 2008-2009 National Press Foundation's Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow, 2009 military reporting fellow with the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and the 2011 recipient of the InterAction Award for Excellence in International Reporting. He hails from Philadelphia and lives in Washington, D.C.| The Cable |