Stepping into the Twenty First Century: An Agenda for Indo-US Relations
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Although India and the United States are respectively the largest and the oldest democratic republics of the world the relations between them have not been uniformly cordial and smooth. The paper proposes that the end of the Cold War and dissolution of the Soviet Union, has substantially changed the frame of reference in which their relations were viewed in the past and that, therefore, they should now re-examine the same. The paper attempts to examine the various areas in which the United States and India can cooperate and specifically the measures that both can take in the politicaldiplomatic, trade and economic, and militarysecurity related areas. In so doing it examines the areas of convergence of interests as also the irritants which have soured the relationships between the two countries in the past, and suggests how these irritants can be removed--or at least played down--while emphasizing the positive aspects of the relations between them. It does so with particular reference to the possible developments in Indias immediate neighborhood. It ends on an optimistic note and suggests that given the will, patience, and mature leadership on both sides, the two countries can initiate steps now that will allow them to enter the twenty first century as partners in a mutually beneficial and fruitful relationship.
- Government and Political Science