US President Obama will meet India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the first time at G20 summit in London on Thursday.

Manmohan Singh is one of the few world leaders, whom Obama would be meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, said Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman.

The Obama administration says that Obama intends to discuss a wide range of issues with Singh mostly focused on terrorism and the crippled global economy.

Both countries are concerned about Pakistani-based militants, they are expected to discuss issues include the current situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Climate change and world economy.

The president looks forward to working with the Prime Minister to strengthen the bilateral relationship between two countries, the White House official said.  

Unlike many other Asian countries, India is not facing a recession. But its economic growth is slipping, raising concerns about the country's ability to fight poverty.