"This is a distinctive feature and unusual and reflects the closeness of the relationship, both in terms of the nations and also the personal relationship, the official said."
Washington, Sep 25 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his spouse Gursharan Kaur are likely to attend the formal swearing in ceremony of Chandigarh-born Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan, who is a family friend.

Srinivasan, who made history with his unanimous Senate confirmation as the first South Asian judge on the powerful appeals court for the American capital, often called the nation's second-highest court, is set to be sworn in Thursday evening, shortly after the Prime Minister's arrival in Washington.

This is reflective of the people to people relationship between the two countries, a senior administration official told Indian media in a conference call Wednesday.

Meanwhile, as Manmohan Singh and Obama meet Friday for their third summit in four years, US First Lady Michelle Obama would host the prime minister's wife Gursharan Kaur on a private tea in her residence.

This is a distinctive feature and unusual and reflects the closeness of the relationship, both in terms of the nations and also the personal relationship, the official said.

Obama and Singh would not attend the tea hosted by the First Lady.


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