Obama welcomes Indian prime minister

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India walk down the Cross Hall during a State Arrival ceremony toward the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

November 24, 2009 11:07:26 AM PST
President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that U.S. ties with India will be "one of the defining relationships" of the 21st century as he welcomed India's prime minister for the first state visit of his administration.