Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Agenda for the American-Indian Alliance

Agenda for the AmerInd Alliance

President Bush and India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will continue their meeting today, after beginning important summit talks yesterday. Although the American media were more interested in hectoring the President over a domestic political issue than in exploring the talks during yesterday’s joint press conference, they have a lot to talk about. The emerging AmerInd Alliance is of great importance to both of them. The two nations are rapidly deepening their security, economic, political, and human ties, to great mutual benefit. India is a necessary democratic ally in Asia, an invaluable asset in addressing China, which sees itself as righting historic slights and once again dominating that part of the world. The two largest democracies in the world are natural allies.

'Bush most India-friendly US President'

Washington's decision to reopen access for India to civil nuclear technology is another example of the Bush administration's engagement of the South Asian nation as a counterweight to China, Indian analysts said on Tuesday. "People have it in their minds that in Asia it should not be a wholly China-dominated scene," former Indian foreign secretary Salman Haider told AFP. "Japan has become more assertive and we are seen as a potential counter balance. Whether it should take the form of rivalry with China, that's a separate question. I think the United States would like to bring us into play (vis-a-vis China)."


At July 20, 2005 7:03 PM, Blogger the adventuress said...

At first I was confused by this post because "Amerind" is another word for Native American in the US. We call people from India "Indian Indians" or "Asian Indians" to distinguish them from "American Indians." This is going to get very messy, wordwise.

At July 20, 2005 7:58 PM, Blogger Don Miguel said...

And AmerIndian is a term used to describe all indigenous peoples of both North and South America.

At July 21, 2005 8:03 AM, Blogger ik said...

There is one man Robert Blackwill (former US ambassador to India) who has single handedly done more for improving India-US relations than all the US administrations past and present put together.
Here is an article written by him
The India imperative

The view from India which I find most accurate is here

The author of the article was the head of counter-terrorism for Indian intelligence (RAW). Unfortunately no one listened to him when he was working and no one (in the Indian government) still listens to him after he has retired.

At July 23, 2005 9:31 PM, Blogger Ole said...

iren adler-
I have always used the terms: American Indians and East Indians


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