June 4, 2010

Obama Puts Momentum Behind India-U.S. Ties

B Raman, Rediff

AP Photo


Imparting greater importance to the USA's strategic relations with India without adding to the unease of China and Pakistan has emerged as the keynote of the new US strategy towards India.

The comments of US leaders and officials in the run-up to the high-level strategic dialogue at the ministerial level currently under way in Washington, DC and the pre-announced decision of President Barack Obama to attend the reception being hosted by US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in honour of the Indian delegation on Wednesday, indicated a realisation by the  policy-makers of the Obama administration of the importance attached to the Indo-US ties, which many believe have been downgraded and the warmth towards India, which was characterised  the...

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: United States, Pakistan, India, China, Washington, DC, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, President , Secretary of State

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

May 15, 2012
Grading Medvedev's Foreign Policy
Int'l Institute for Strategic Studies
The Duma's confirmation of Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister on 8 May, a day after Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president, marked the completion of their long-anticipated role swap and a new period in Russia's foreign... more ››
May 17, 2012
China's Old Power Structure Gives Way
Francesco Sisci, Asia Times
China and the United States were able to reach two agreements about the fate of the blind dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng in less than 48 hours - a feat unthinkable in the era of consensus politics that started after Mao... more ››
May 12, 2012
Why the U.S. Courts Bangladesh
Syed Chowdhury, Asia Times
Hillary Clinton this week highlighted the benefits that will flow to Bangladesh as a neighbor to reforming Myanmar. Her trip to Dhaka, rare for a US secretary of state and coinciding with a gift-bearing visit by India's finance... more ››
May 8, 2012
Is Isolation Pushing Iran Toward Nukes?
Praveen Swami, The Hindu
There is no consensus that Tehran is about to develop atomic weapons, but harsh sanctions might give it reason to do so. more ››