The clintons made a gonzo trip to India during clintbilly’s presidency. I forget the exact numbers, but I think they brought a couple of thousand people along with them, and made a special effort to open business relations and establish connections. No American president had done anything like that before, so it must have made a big impression.
India must also worry about China and Pakistan, so they’ll want to get on the right side of hillary as a potential threat as well as a potential ally.
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.