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Armitage to arrive on July 13
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 9
India is going to call a spade a spade and do some candid talking with United States Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who is arriving here on July 13.

Sources said as far as New Delhi was concerned it would not mince words in telling him that there seemed to be no tectonic shifts in Pakistanís stance towards terrorism.

Besides this, New Delhi would also impress upon Mr Armitage that Washington had chosen a wrong ally for its war against terror.

The George Bush administrationís conferring of major non-Nato ally status on Pakistan was also expected to be touched upon by the Indian side with Mr Armitage.

He will leave for Pakistan on July 14. Mr Armitage is going to meet the countryís top leadership, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh and National Security Advisor J. N. Dixit. Mr Armitage is also likely to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
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