Secretary Clinton Travels to India

State Dept Image / Jul 18, 2011 Secretary Clinton arrived in New Delhi, India July 18 for the second round of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue. She was met by Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Menon Rao.


Clinton külügyminiszter indiai látogatása során számos gazdasági, társadalmi, kereskedelmi és védelempolitikai kérdést megvitatnak.

Briefing on Secretary Clinton’s Visit to Chennai, India, by (iipcms)

Senior State Department official hold a background briefing on Secretary Clinton’s visit to Chennai, India.

Remarks on India and the United States: A Vision for the 21st Century

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State | Anna Centenary Library | Chennai, India, July 20, 2011

‘Well, speaking for the United States, I can tell you that we are, in fact, betting on India’s future. We are betting that the opening of India’s markets to the world will produce a more prosperous India and a more prosperous South Asia. It will also spill over into Central Asia and beyond into the Asia Pacific region. We are betting that advances in science and technology of all kinds will both enrich Indian lives and advance human knowledge everywhere. And we are betting that India’s vibrant, pluralistic democracy will produce measurable results and improvements for your citizens and will inspire others to follow a similar path of openness and tolerance.’

20 Years of Economic Reform in India, by Cato Institute

A foreign exchange crisis in 1991 induced India to abandon decades of inward-looking socialism and adopt economic reforms that have converted the once-lumbering elephant into the latest Asian tiger. However, India continues to be hampered by poor business conditions and misgovernance. In a new paper, Cato scholar Swaminathan Aiyar argues that India’s governance reform lags far behind economic reform and is crucial to sustaining and promoting further economic reform.


The China Challenge: A Strategic Vision for U.S.–India Relations, from Heritage Foundation

The U.S. should pursue robust strategic and military engagement with India in order to encourage a stable balance of power in Asia that prevents China from dominating the region and surrounding seas. The U.S. and India share a broad strategic interest in setting limits to China’s geopolitical horizons and can work together to support mutually reinforcing goals without becoming “allies” in the traditional sense. The U.S. should support India’s military modernization campaign, including its quest for increasingly sophisticated technologies, and develop new initiatives for keeping the Indian Ocean safe and secure. Additionally, the U.S. should remain closely engaged with the smaller South Asian states and temper any expectations that the U.S. and China can cooperate in South Asia, where India remains the predominant power. Although India’s recent decision to forgo American planes to fulfill its fighter aircraft needs has added a dose of realism to Indo–U.S. relations, the complex challenge presented by a rising China will inevitably drive the U.S. and India to elevate ties and increase cooperation across a broad range of sectors in years to come.

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