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Republicans' rout in the US: India's honeymoon over?

November 08, 2006

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Six years ago, when George W Bush became President of the United States, there was an air of anxiety in foreign policy circles over the future of India-US relations, which had been given a boost by outgoing President Bill Clinton, a Democrat.

President Bush rewrote history since India and the US have seen their relations reach never-before heights under a Republican regime, the nuclear deal -- path-breaking in many respects - becoming the symbol of the closeness between the two democracies.

How much things have changed between the two nations can be seen from the fact that the anxiety is back on the faces of India's foreign policy mandarins following the Democrats' outstanding show in Tuesday's Congressional elections. They have taken control of the House of Representatives, and are set to dominate the Senate.

Obviously, President Bush's honeymoon is over, the Democrats will not let him have it easy anymore.

How do you see India-US relations following the reverses for the Republicans? Will the nuclear deal become a casualty? Tell us!

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The world has changed in last few years. Every country is dependent on other even if its a superpower. US needs India and nothings going ...

Posted by Sangeeta Kanago

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The now infamous "macaca" incident was the beginning of the end for the incumbent senator and presidential hopeful George Allen from Virginia.That momentary indiscretion of ...

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As long as India doesnt realize our potential and values, we will continue to be a slave country with the so called SuperPower... we need ...

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It is ideal to end the honey-moon with US because one cannot trust US. India Depending on India because of huge market. Even in Nuclear ...

Posted by Raghava

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India enjoys very good relations with the US today. There are many factors that have led to this friendship. The important one is that US ...

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