Does the US Back India as a Fellow Democracy?

June 29, 2020

Former RAW chief Vikram Sood and ex-CIA operative Glenn Carle discuss how important democracy is to the US-India relationship. This is an extract from a discussion hosted by the Penn Clubs of India, Fair Observer and Fair Insights.

The Curious Case of US-India Relations

February 13, 2016

India and the US have remained estranged for too long due to ideological reasons, but there is a greater overlap of interests than meets the eye. In a recent interview, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma mentioned how both “countries need each other more than ever for economic betterment and...

Tango Time for the US and India

September 27, 2015

After decades of frostiness, the world’s two biggest democracies are drawing closer because of geopolitics, economics and culture. The United States and India are the world’s two biggest democracies. Both of them are diverse and multicultural nations. Both are also deeply divided and...

India Tilts Toward Uncle Sam

July 13, 2015

India has broken from its reluctance to embrace the US, yet their relationship will not be without its problems. On December 25, 1991, most Christians from around the world celebrated Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. But on that particular day, many around the globe also...

India-US BIT: Not a Done Deal Yet

January 27, 2015

Some clauses in India's revised bilateral investment treaties are unlikely to be accepted by either US negotiators or corporations without dilution. US President Barack Obama’s second visit to India has resurrected hopes that the two countries will revive talks on the dormant but in-progress...

What Obama Wants From India

January 25, 2015

After George W. Bush, Barack Obama becomes the second US president to bet big on India. He may be the first who won’t be disappointed. Presidents of the United States do not generally change the date of their State of the Union address. This year, US President Barack Obama did so because he...

Obama’s Visit to India: What’s At Stake?

January 20, 2015

Obama’s visit to India as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations underscores the determination of both administrations to revitalize the bilateral relationship. US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to India, his second as a serving president, is historic for both its optics...

The Allegory of the Canceled Christmas

December 22, 2013

The diplomatic spat between the US and India has unintended global consequences. Christmas seems unlikely to come for millions of children around the world this year, as an increasingly bitter dispute between Utopia and the Federal Democratic Republic of Lapland grows over the recent arrest and...

The US and Narendra Modi: To Engage or Not to Engage?

Should the US begin greater engagement with Narendra Modi? By Harshita Kohli India's leading opposition party, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), has officially announced Narendra Modi, the chief minister of the state of Gujarat, as the party’s prime ministerial candidate for national...

Relations Between America and India

April 17, 2012

Background During India’s independence movement, India looked up to America, and America supported the Indian independence in 1947. In fact, the Indian National Congress took its name after the American Congress which had declared independence from the British in 1776. Two large and diverse...

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