While the media advisory did not give further details of the 46-year-old diplomat’s programme during her visit, she could call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is likely to meet senior officials from the Ministry of External Affairs.
She will also deliver remarks to a group of business and government leaders, students, and civil society on advancing US-India relations.
The visit to India by one of the Republican party’s rising stars comes just days before US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman in Washington for the inaugural US-India 2+2 Dialogue on 6 July.
This meeting will focus on strengthening strategic, security, and defense cooperation as the United States and India jointly confront global challenges, the State Department has said.
Haley’s visit assumes significance as the Trump administration walks away from key multi-lateral pacts, re-writing American engagement with its key western allies.
Haley’s visit comes just days after she announced, alongside Pompeo, that the US was withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council.
Under the Trump presidency, the US has pulled away from the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris Climate agreement, where India had played a leadership role in bringing the global pact to fruition.
Following Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran deal and the re-imposition of sanctions, Swaraj had said at a press conference in New Delhi that India will comply with UN sanctions and not any country-specific sanctions.