Skip to comments.US, India to be closest nations by 2020: Biden
Posted on 12/01/2006 2:19:29 PM PST by Gengis Khan
WASHINGTON: A powerful US senator has a dream that could become a nightmare for peaceful countries like Pakistan, China and Iran with no history of aggression against their neighbours.
Joseph Biden (D-Delaware), the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told an Indian weekly: My dream is that in 2020 the two closest nations in the world will be India and United States. If that occurs, the world will be safer. Referring to the decades of mistrust and suspicion between India and United States, Biden said This is the single most important relationship that we have to get right for our own safetys sake.
He assured India that as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he would not bring up the issue of Kashmir without consultations with India. He said, We should use whatever positive pressure we can to move in the direction (Indian Prime Minister Manmohan) Singh is moving. It may be mentioned that Indian Congress President Sonia Gandhi stated on November 28 that negotiations with Pakistan would continue but Indias position on Kashmir would not change. India holds that Kashmir is an integral part of India.
Justifying Indias nuclear programme, Biden said, India lives in a very rough neighbourhood.
Just how much harm can he do I wonder.
This "news"paper is unwise to translate its propaganda into English.
I wasn't aware we had that much of a problem with India.
Well...I can see some truth in what he said, in that India is a growing power and far preferable to most of the other powerful nation over there (China, Russia, the Muslim nations...)
I don't think we do.
I will say one thing, I'd rather be close partners with India than China or Russia.
But this place gets really low scores on every Condé Nast survey I've seen.
If Isuzu Joe can handle India, he's a tougher monkey than I thought. I hear it's, um, a little unpleasant to visit. My dad just got back from a round the world tour basically. He went to India then South Africa. India was the absolute pits, South Africa a joy.
Remember, this IS from a Pakistani newspaper.
He must have stock options invested in India.
"like Pakistan, China and Iran with no history of aggression against their neighbours."
Utter propaganda flag went off right there...
I know. Must be Pakistan's New York Times.;)
I can see where they would be really bad for China, and Japan, and Korea, and any other country that would have to subsume into the ocean in order for India and the United States to move that close to each other.
All my doctors at the Veterans Affairs hospitals have been Indian, and they seem more than competent and take the time to listen. I need a lap band for my "Dunlap's Disease" and my doctor said that I can get the job done for about $1000 in Bangalore (including private room, private nurse and first class care) versus $40000 here or $20000 in Mexico.
He must be off his Prozac again.
I know they own most every motel in the country!
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