This volume examines the unfolding relationships among the five great powers in Asia—the United States, China, India, Japan and Russia. It explores recent bilateral relations between these states. While the central theme is how China, the rising power, and the US, the sole superpower, will deal with each other, their policies and interactions will need to factor in the other three powers who will play significant roles in defining peace and stability in Asia.
Chapter 7: New Directions in India–US Relations
New Directions in India–US Relations
Indo–US relations have witnessed a qualitative change in recent times, culminating in the highly successful visit to India by US President George Bush in March 2006. A number of bilateral agreements were signed between India and the United States during 2005 and President Bush's recent visit to India. Of these, the Indo–US Defense Framework Agreement of 28 June 2005, the India–US Joint Statement of 18 July 2005, and the Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement signed on 17 October 2005 are significant. On 2 March 2006, the United States and India reached an agreement on the nuclear deal besides signing a number of other MoUs. These represent a new set of landmarks and recognition by the United ...