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Doyle to make India trade trip

Gov. Jim Doyle says he'll make his first trade mission to India soon after the November elections.

Doyle announced the trip Tuesday at the Wisconsin International Trade Conference in Milwaukee.

India ranks second in world population.

Western interests are drawn by the country's massive growth in research and engineering.

India is getting lots of foreign investments, just like China in recent years. But while China has emerged as Wisconsin's third-largest trading partner, India ranks 17th.

Doyle says it's the next big place Wisconsin must go.

Dates and cities for the trade mission have not been scheduled. They'll depend on how many business leaders from the state go with him.

India's capital, New Delhi, is definitely on the list of stops.

State commerce secretary Jack Fischer says the trip will be important, as Wisconsin seeks to develop strong business contacts for the next 20 years.

Doyle returned not too long ago from a mission to the United Kingdom. He has also taken trade missions to China, Japan and Mexico.