October 12, 2004

BABY, YOU'RE THE GREATEST:

India, US Defense Honeymoon Continues (UPI, Oct 11, 2004)

India and the United States continue to engage each other in closer defense cooperation, with the two sides now embarking on their second leg of bilateral talks on what is called the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership.

U.S. Undersecretary of State for Commerce Kenneth Juster is in the Indian capital to hold talks with senior Indian officials that would pave the way for cooperation in sensitive technologies and hi-tech trade.

Juster is meeting India's National Security Adviser J.N. Dixit, Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and his Indian counterpart S.N. Menon.

The NSSP, launched in January, is aimed at bolstering cooperation in civilian space and nuclear programs, high-technology commerce and dialogue on missile defense. [...]

We are looking for a more symmetrical relationship with the U.S., India's Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran said.


Do you suppose John Kerry even realizes they're more important than France?

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 12, 2004 8:48 AM
Comments

Does France?

Posted by: luciferous at October 12, 2004 10:09 AM

Ha!

Kerry probably thinks they are a little brown nuisance.

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 12, 2004 10:24 AM

It is absolutely staggering given the behavior of the Congress Party in the past that the desire for a closer relationship with the US has survived.

Posted by: Bart at October 12, 2004 10:57 AM

India's greatest military success was the conquest of Sikkim

Posted by: Harry Eagar at October 12, 2004 12:25 PM

Bart,
Even the Congress Party recognizes the value of globalization to India. The potential for India's contribution to technological advancement in science and medicine is huge.

Anti-Western and isolationist politicians in India know that progress can only benefit the Indian people. More importantly, the Indian people know it.

Posted by: John J. Coupal at October 12, 2004 12:26 PM

The Congress Party was always the home of America-hating Fabian nitwits like Nehru and Indira Ghandi. That is has changed is an indication of how reality has finally penetrated India.

Posted by: Bart at October 12, 2004 10:28 PM
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