U.S. ambassador to meet Indian opposition candidate Modi in a thaw

February 11, 2014 3:58 AM

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U.S. ambassador to meet Indian opposition candidate Modi in a thaw

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. ambassador to India Nancy Powell will meet India's opposition leader Narendra Modi, the embassy said on Tuesday, underlining a shift in stance since the Hindu nationalist leader was denied a visa because of religious riots.

"We can confirm the appointment. This is part of our concentrated outreach to senior political and business leaders which began in November to highlight the U.S.-India relationship," an embassy spokesman said.

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