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File: On Outlook’s 15th anniversary: Seen with the birthday cake are (from left) Publisher Maheshwer Peri, Editor-In-Chief Vinod Mehta, Krishna Prasad and foreign secretary Nirupama Rao.

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Washington DC : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh being greeted by Indian Ambassador to US Nirupama Rao and others on his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland airport in Washington DC. Singh is in the US to attend the UN Summit and meet his Pakistani counterpart.

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Indian-American judge Srikanth Srinivasan along with his mother and sister at a reception hosted in his honor by the Indian Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao, in Washington.

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao on her arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi.

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Indian Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao meets the US Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington.

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Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao paying floral tribute at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in front of the embassy on 63rd Republic Day in Washington.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir addressing a joint press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, left, arrives with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir for a meeting in New Delhi. Top Indian and Pakistani officials began talks in New Delhi against the backdrop of a recent terror attack that killed 20 people in India's financial capital.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, left center, with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir, right center, during a Foreign Secretary Level talks between India and Pakistan at Hyderabad house in New Delhi.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao shakes hands with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir before a Foreign Secretary Level talks between India and Pakistan at Hyderabad house in New Delhi.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, shakes hands with Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao prior to embarking an aircraft in New Delhi.

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From left, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, US Ambassador to India A. Peter Burleigh and National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon, hold a meeting in New Delhi . US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will look to ramp up regional security cooperation and trade ties in talks with Indian leaders, held in the shadow of the triple bomb blasts in Mumbai.

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India's Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao delivers a speech on 'Key Priorities for India's Foreign Policy' to the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao meets Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, left, hold talks with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir, right, at the Pakistan Foreign Ministry in Islamabad.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, left, shakes hands with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir prior to their talks at The Pakistan Foreign Ministry in Islamabad. India and Pakistan discussed Jammu and Kashmir during the crucial Foreign Secretary-level talks, a day after Islamabad insisted that it remained the "core" issue for it.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, right arrives with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir, for talks at the Foreign Office in Islamabad, Pakistan. Nirupama is in Pakistan for talks aimed at resolving long-standing disputes, including control of the Kashmir region.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, left, hold meeting with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir, right, at the Foreign Office in Islamabad, Pakistan. Nirupama is in Pakistan for talks aimed at resolving long-standing disputes, including control of the Kashmir region.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao shakes hands with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir before their meeting in Islamabad.

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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano shakes hands with Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao after a meeting at the foreign ministry office in New Delhi.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao with US Ambassador Timothy J Roemer during a function to celebrate American National Day at the US Embassy in New Delhi.

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External Affairs Minister S M Krishna lights the lamp as Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao (L) Ministers of State Preneet Kaur, E Ahamed, Nepal Minister Gangalal Tuladhar, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu look on at the India-LDC Ministerial Conference in New Delhi.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao (R) shakes hand with her Pakistani Counterpart Salman Bashir during the opening of the SAARC thirty eighth session of the standing committee meeting at Thimphu, in Bhutan. Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan met in a fresh attempt to put their stalled dialogue process back on track and try to bridge the trust deficit plaguing the relationship.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao shakes hand with her Afghan counterpart during the opening of the SAARC thirty eighth session of the standing committee meeting at Thimphu, in Bhutan.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao with her Pakistani Counterpart Salman Bashir and Bhutan's Dasho Daw Penjor pose for a group photograph during the Opening of the SAARC Thirty Eighth session of the Standing Committee meeting in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao meeting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Colombo.

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E Ahamed being welcomed by Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao as he arrives to assume charge as MoS for External Affairs in New Delhi.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao calling on former Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba at his residence in Kathmandu

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao shakes hands with Nirupama Rao as External Affairs Minister S M Krishna looks on, during a meeting in New Delhi.

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External Affairs Minister S M Krishna with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi (C) as Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and India's Ambassador to Beijing, Jai Shankar look on during a meeting at Wuhan in Hubei province of China

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When Fifteen Bells Toll On the occasion of Outlook’s 15th anniversary, ‘Speak Out’ debates were organised in six cities. The cycle ended in Delhi on October 23, with a lively panel discussion. Seen with the birthday cake are Union home secretary G.K. Pillai, publisher Maheshwer Peri, editor-in-chief Vinod Mehta and foreign secretary Nirupama Rao.

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External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna arrives to meet Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani at his office in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna shakes hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani n Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Foreign Minister of Pakistani Shah Mehmood Qureshi shakes hand with Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary of India during an informal dinner in Islamabad.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao is welcomed by her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir for a meeting at Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani and Indian foreign secretaries met to explore ways of overcoming mistrust and returning to peace talks.

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