Hillary gives India points to ponder
We can trust senior bureaucrats to mess things up, and in this case Indian and US officials did little to prove us wrong.
The joint statement at the end of the strategic dialogue was a limp affair, clearly failing to capture the spirit of the discussions, while in Chennai the secretary of state informed her audience that in New Delhi she had discussed in depth the key issues she was raising before them.
In her “vision for the 21st century” speech, the secretary of state made no secret of the US desire to forge multi-faceted ties with India because the history of the present century will be “written in Asia”. America’s Asian allies coming down from the Cold War era remain intact.
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