Kerry lands in India, aides decline Snowden comment

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on his first official visit to India Sunday, an AFP reporter said, as the US administration was rocked by news that a wanted former American intelligence operative had flown out of Hong Kong.

Officials travelling with Kerry declined immediate comment on the news that Edward Snowden, who faces a US arrest warrant over his leaking of a massive surveillance programme, had left Hong Kong for a "third country".

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