US’ ties with India most comprehensive: Hillary

Last Updated: Monday, July 27, 2009 - 12:08

Washington: The US has forged the most
comprehensive engagement with India, which Washington ever had
with any country, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.

Clinton, who visited India last week, said the Indo-US
relationship has bipartisan support in the US and the Obama
administration is building on some of the good work done by
the previous governments.

"We are building on some of the good work that has
been done in a bipartisan way with India, starting with my
husband (Bill Clinton) and, in fact, continuing with President
(George W) Bush with India," Clinton told the NBC news in an

"We have now announced the most comprehensive
engagement we have ever had with that country," Clinton said.

Responding to a question, she said her hand is about
80 per cent improved. "You know, there are certain moves that
I can make, but there are others that are still kind of
painful. But I`m doing my physical therapy," she said.

When asked if it is hard to handshake, she said it is.

"I tried to do a handshaking when I was in India and
Thailand, and my arm was really sore at the end. So I`m either
putting out my left hand. I love the Thais, you know, I was
going around like this to everybody. That helped me out a
lot," she said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, July 27, 2009 - 12:08
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