That trip was made to drive up (demand!) Indian support for one of Enron’s power plants on that Continent - Enron needed a going plant (or one under construction right away to prop up (launder moaey) from their losing other shell games.
Also, Enron was THE early promoter of carbon-trading/carbon-CO2 spending games with the EU. So, with a CO2 power plant building by Enron in India (a NON-Kyoto country) in the works, Enron could sell its carbon-inflated emissions to suckers (er, other power plants) in Kyoto-following Europe.
THAT was the reason for Clinton’s Indian trip with so many people.
Kyoto + Enron + Indian influence.
When Bush came into power, he did NOT support the powerplant, Enron folded, and Clinton/Ken Lay lost their carbon credits.
You are right, that was a major reason, maybe THE major reason.
But clinton never traveled anywhere without planeloads of greedy b*stards eager to make deals with his bribe-bought help.
That was why he had Ron Brown killed, earlier, because Brown knew too many of the details of these corrupt deals, and had threatened to expose clinton if he was indicted.