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US Indian Relations

Culture Matters: The Case of Devyani Khobragade and India-US Relations

Vishakha N. Desai | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
Vishakha N. Desai

Cultural misperceptions lie at the heart of this controversy. By Indian reckoning, the highly public arrest of a diplomat, and the strip-search that followed, was a direct insult to Indian sensibilities.

U.S.-India Relations Will Endure Despite the Khobragade Controversy

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

If recent headlines are to be believed, the arrest and alleged mistreatment of Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade on December 12 in Manhattan have triggered an unprecedented deterioration in bilateral relations between Washington and New Delhi.

The India-U.S. Diplomatic Crisis That Didn't Have to Be

Prem M. Trivedi | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Prem M. Trivedi

This is not a trivial incident, but it shouldn't have mushroomed into the crisis it has become. Such treatment of a diplomat charged with visa fraud predictably raised eyebrows and may raise broader questions of parity about how the United States expects its owns diplomats to be treated.

India Demands U.S. Apology For Diplomat's Arrest

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 02.19.2014 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's information minister lashed out at the United States on Friday and demanded an apology for the treatment of a diplomat who ...

Dr. Singh Goes to Washington: Why US-India Relations Still Matter

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

The potential for what the United States and India can achieve together remains significant, even in light of the obstacles afflicting bilateral ties at the moment. The two countries are witnessing a convergence of interests in an increasing number of critical and diverse arenas.

Time for Secretary Kerry to Get Tough with India

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

With $60 billion in trade revenues between the two nations, it's imperative that India-U.S. trade is based on market forces, not Indian government dictates. American jobs are at stake and our long-term competitiveness hangs in the balance.

The Hijacking of Wharton

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Rajiv Malhotra

Narendra Modi is a controversial political leader who nonetheless has had enormous success in the economic and social development of his state. I'm no fan (or opponent) of Modi. What concerns me is the violation of important principles when he was uninvited from the Wharton India Economic Forum.

Iran Is to India as Pakistan Is to the U.S.

Stanley Weiss | Posted 06.27.2012 | World
Stanley Weiss

But for a country that aspires to great power status, which actively seeks a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, the Iranian oil crisis is India's first great test of the 21st century: can a true world leader be non-aligned in a globalized world?

Terrorism Concerns on U.S.-India Agenda

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 09.20.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

One result of the downward slide in the U.S.-Pakistan relationship is that as Washington loses its leverage over Islamabad, New Delhi loses its ability to use U.S. leverage to influence Pakistan.

America's Relationship with India: A Source of Security in Times of Turmoil

Rajeev Sharma | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
Rajeev Sharma

Imagine a country that declares its independence from Great Britain, forges democracy from diversity, enjoys robust economic growth, and emerges as a world power. You've just described the United States -- and modern India.

President Obama in India

Vishakha N. Desai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vishakha N. Desai

President Obama and Prime Minister Singh have a unique opportunity to take U.S.-India relations to a whole new level, possibly transforming it into a key 21st-century relationship.

Clinton India Trip Viewed As Strengthening Of Ties

NDTV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hillary Clinton is coming to India for what is slated to be a major step forward in Indo-American ties. Mrs Clinton's first stop is Mumbai where she w...

India-US Military Partnership Enters Next Phase

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Jason Overdorf | GlobalPost NEW DELHI -- With India's new government firmly in place, a top U.S. envoy landed in New Delhi Wednesday to discuss ...

Open Trade Within Closed Civil Society?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

A trade route may alleviate concerns for now; but it will take more than a reopened trade route to erase decades of continued manipulation by India and Pakistan over Kashmiri civil society.