35 POINTS ON US-India Relationship!!

1. Swami Vivekananda who introduced Yoga and Vedanta to America.
2. he introduced Eastern thought at the World's Parliament of Religions.
3. Despite being one of the pioneers and founding members of the Non-Aligned Movement, India developed a closer relationship with the Soviet Union during the Cold War
4. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, India began to review its foreign policy in a unipolar world
5. closer ties with the European Union and the United States.
6. Clinton and Bush administration, relations between India and the United States blossomed
7. over common concerns regarding growing Islamic extremism
8. slight downturn in India-U.S. relations following the election of Barack Obama as the President of the United States in 2009.
9. Obama administration's desire to increase relations with China
10. After Indian independence until the end of the cold war, the relationship between the two nations has often been thorny.
11. Barack Obama's protectionist views on dealing with the economic crisis.
12. Dwight Eisenhower was the first U.S. President to visit India in 1959.
13. John F. Kennedy's period as President, he saw India as a strategic partner against the rise of communist China.
14. From 1961 to 1963 there was a promise to help set up a large steel mill in Bokaro that was withdrawn by the U.S.
15. 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pakistani wars did not help their relations.
16. Atal Bihari Vajpayee became Indian Prime Minister, he authorized a nuclear weapons test in Pokhran, which got the immediate attention of the US.
17. In March 2000, President Bill Clinton visited India
18. He had bilateral and economic discussions with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
19. During the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the , President George W. Bush chose India as the country to control and police the Indian Ocean sea-lanes from the Suez to Singapore.
20. The tsunami that occurred in December 2004 saw the U.S. and Indian navies to work together
21. An Open Skies Agreement was made in April 2005
22. Air India purchased 68 U.S. Boeing aircraft, which cost $8 billion.
23. After Hurricane Katrina, India donated $5 million to the American Red Cross and sent 2 plane loads
24. U.S. base in the Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia
25. Major items exported by India to the U.S. include Information Technology Services, textiles, machinery, ITeS, gems and diamonds, chemicals, iron and steel products, coffee, tea, and other edible food products.
26. Major American items imported by India include aircraft, fertilizers, computer hardware, scrap metal and medical equipment.
27. In July 2005, President George W. Bush and Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh created a new program called the Trade Policy Forum
28. interaction of companies from both countries regarding new policies related to Indian media and broadcasting.
29. The Foreign Policy magazine reported that even though Foreign Policy Staff of the previous administration had recommended India as a "key stop"
30. India's National Security Adviser, M.K. Narayanan, criticized the Obama administration for linking the Kashmir dispute to the instability in Pakistan and Afghanistan
31. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad, a close aide of India's main opposition party the BJP, said that if the United States continues with its anti-outsourcing policies, then India will "have to take steps to hurt American companies in India.
32. Obama administration cleared the US$2.1 billion sale of eight P-8 Poseidons to India
33. strengthening of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and has pressurized India to sign the agreement.
34. Shyam Saran, "warned" the United States that India would continue to oppose any such treaty as it was "discriminatory".
35. U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen encouraged stronger military ties between India and the United States

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