this ain't no strategic partnership. (apologies to dire straits, "i want my mtv" -- "this ain't working... money for nothing, chicks for free")
this is india being led down the garden path by yankee flattery.
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From: Ram N
Policy Review, No. 135 (February/March 2006)
Getting India Right
By Parag Khanna and C. Raja Mohan
Parag Khanna is a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of The Second World, forthcoming from Random House. C. Raja Mohan is strategic affairs editor of the Indian Express in New Delhi.
For those who missed the symbolism of Indian flags draped from the White House's Old Executive Office Building, President George Bush's words on the morning of July 18, 2005, while standing next to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, drove home an emerging reality with trademark pithiness: "The relationship between our two nations has never been stronger, and it will grow even closer in the days and years to come." Combined with the Bush administration's visible push to strengthen Japan's hand in managing Asian security, the Indian prime minister's visit to Washington cemented a growing de facto strategic partnership between the United States and India.