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Walker's World: Obama is losing India
UPI via Space War ^ | 3/15/2010 | by Martin Walker

Posted on 03/16/2010 9:01:13 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

The Obama administration is trying to play catch-up in its relations with the country that could become its most important long-term ally. But it may be leaving it too late, after India last week agreed a $7 billion deal in arms, nuclear reactors and space technology with Russia. India's strategic importance can hardly be exaggerated. More than just the other Asian economic giant after China, India is a democracy where English is an official language. It shares with Washington the same love-hate attitude toward China, hopeful but deeply suspicious at the same time. And with a much healthier demographic profile than China, most extrapolations of long-term trend suggest that India's economy will outgrow China's by the second half of this century.

U.S. President Barack Obama himself seems to have understood this. The first state dinner he hosted was for India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. And then were strong foundations on which to build. His Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton had started the courtship of India in the 1990s and President George W. Bush's commitment to India was one of the few successes of his troubled foreign policy

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: india; obama; russia; southasia
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To: thulldud
Hamas advises Obama: Get your act together
21 posted on 03/16/2010 9:23:49 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: thulldud
"Maybe Hamas..."

Hamas advises Obama: Get your act together

22 posted on 03/16/2010 9:24:21 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: sonofstrangelove

The way Obama is alienating every other nation on earth, one almost has to conclude that he’s trying to turn us into North Korea.


23 posted on 03/16/2010 9:25:08 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: hole_n_one

LOL...GMTA


24 posted on 03/16/2010 9:25:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Obama = Nero


25 posted on 03/16/2010 9:38:24 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: bushpilot1
Ah...but he is gaining Muslim countries..

Yeah.

They love him in Indonesia.

26 posted on 03/16/2010 9:40:52 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 417 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: libh8er

Too funny!!


27 posted on 03/17/2010 1:24:13 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: beethovenfan

Losing his period!?
Jesus!!!! Who is the father!?

LOL


28 posted on 03/18/2010 5:37:39 AM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: sonofstrangelove; Rennes Templar; AmishDude
"President Obama's policy of downgrading India to the level of a South Asian power is pushing Delhi closer toward Moscow and Beijing," Nalapat adds." If such an axis takes place, the 'credit' will go to the Obama administration. India sees itself as an Asian power with a global focus. Those unwilling to accept this cannot be defined as friends."

Congratulations, Ohbummer!
29 posted on 03/24/2010 7:06:58 AM PDT by Cronos (Origen(200AD)"The Church received from theApostles the tradition of giving Baptism even to infants")
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