‘US-India ties among the world`s most important’

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:33

Washington: Relationship between India and
the US is being among the world`s most important in the coming decades, a Congressional report has told American lawmakers.

"President Barack Obama`s Administration has sought to
build upon the deepened US engagement with India begun by
President Bill Clinton in 2000 and expanded upon during much
of the past decade under President G W Bush," the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in its latest report `India: Domestic Issues, Strategic Dynamics and US Relations.`
An independent and bipartisan wing of the US Congress, the CRS prepares periodic reports on issues of interest to the US
lawmakers.

The 94-page report was released by the CRS for US
lawmakers on September 1, a copy of which made public by the
Federation of American Scientists yesterday.

"This US-India diplomacy was most recently on display in
July 2011, when the second US-India Strategic Dialogue session
saw a large delegation of senior US officials visit New Delhi
to discuss a broad range of global and bilateral issues," it
said.

"Many analysts view the US-India relationship as being
among the world`s most important in coming decades and see
potentially large benefits to be accrued through engagement on
many convergent interests. Bilateral initiatives are underway
in all areas, although independent analysts in both countries
worry that the partnership has lost momentum in recent years,"
the CRS report said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:33

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