ASEAN/Manmohan/Barack Obama
A representational file picture: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shakes with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, November 18, 2011.Reuters

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and U.S. President Barack Obama met Friday at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Bali, Indonesia, and discussed ways to implement the U.S.-Indian civil nuclear deal.

After the hourlong meeting, Singh told the News channel NDTV: "I explained to President Obama that we have a law in place and the rules have been formulated. These will lie in Parliament for 30 days. Therefore, we have gone some way to respond to concerns of American companies and within the four corners of the law of the land; we are willing to address any specific grievances."

Citing Obama's visit a year ago to India, Singh said, "In the last one year, we have made progress in every direction, strengthening our bilateral cooperation in investment, trade, higher education, clean energy and defense."

"We have strengthened in many ways the path set out during the historic visit, whether it's civil nuclear cooperation, whether it's humanitarian relief, in disaster management, or in marine security, all the issues which unites us in our quest for a world free from war," the prime minister added.

Singh said both nations were working together on a multiplicity of issues and there are "no irritants whatsoever" in the relationship.

Obama called the meeting "an outstanding occasion to discuss how we can work together not only bilaterally but also at a multilateral level."

Singh's agenda Friday also includes a meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.