“India is a big part of my plans,” U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated him in person on his re-election.

Dr. Singh, who came face-to-face with Mr. Obama on three occasions in Phnom Penh for the first time after he was re-elected President, told him: “Congratulations on your re-election.”

The two leaders, who attended the East Asia Summit and the retreat in the Cambodian capital, shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.

Meanwhile, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon held a 90-minute meeting with his U.S. counterpart Tom Donilon in Phnom Penh and discussed bilateral relations and other issues of mutual interest.

Sources said it was a very fruitful interaction on several issues of mutual interest.