Tuesday, July 13, 2004

India News: India Snubs Richard Armitage

India News: India Snubs Richard Armitage: "India Snubs Richard Armitage
Richard Armitage runs into protocol barrier - The Times of India: 'Richard Armitage runs into protocol barrier
SIDDHARTH VARADARAJAN

NEW DELHI: In a break with the tradition followed by the erstwhile Vajpayee government, the visiting US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage will no longer be interacting here with the external affairs minister but with a minister of state (MoS), in keeping with his own junior position in the American hierarchy.

Armitage, who arrives here Tuesday for two days of consultations, will be hosted by National Security Adviser J N Dixit, who holds MoS rank, rather than by Natwar Singh. Singh's US counterpart in protocol terms is secretary of state Colin Powell. "

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