Palin will travel to India next month

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) will make her first overseas trip of 2011 next month, when she travels to India to deliver a speech at a high-profile policy conference.

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Palin will speak on March 19 at the India Today Conclave in the capital city of New Delhi, according to an event schedule. Her remarks are titled "My Vision of America."

Her visit will give her a chance to burnish her foreign-policy credentials in a country that boasts one of the world's fastest-growing economies — and will spark further talk about whether she will run for president next year.

It will be her first trip abroad since September of 2009, when she spoke to a business group in Hong Kong.

Other speakers at the India Today Conclave including Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who made the first state visit  of Barack Obama's presidency, and Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei. 

Media reports in December indicated that the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee was planning a trip abroad in early 2011, with Israel and Great Britain at the top of the list. Palin turned down an invitation to speak at the Herzliya Conference in Israel earlier this month.