Thursday, November 11, 2010

obama visit: rajeev dialog with sadanand dhume of the wsj

nov 11th, 2010

RajeevSrinivasa @dhume01
yes, we differ. i felt bilateral movement still handicapped by non-prolif fundies in Dem party. agree tho that india has to step up
dhume01 @RajeevSrinivasa
Shall have to agree to disagree. To me old non-proliferation agenda clearly superceded by bilateral relationship.
RajeevSrinivasa @dhume01
 in my humble opinion, it did not, or it was lost in the noise about UNSC-like stuff. didnt emphasize india's legit afghan interests
dhume01 @RajeevSrinivasa
And you don't think this visit sent both those signals?
RajeevSrinivasa @dhume01
pressure still on for cap, rollback, eliminate; backdoor NPT, CTBT, FMCT, loss of strategic deterrent all possibilities
RajeevSrinivasa @dhume01
 a strong signal that US getting away from 'india is the problem in afghan' and 'if you give kashmir to pak, all will be fine' memes
dhume01 @RajeevSrinivasa
 I'm curious: What would have qualified as a successful visit for you?
dhume01 @RajeevSrinivasa
 No chance India will sign NPT. Indians who worked on NSG etc. issue in MEA are pleased.On DAE, I agree with you.
RajeevSrinivasa @dhume01 
faint noises about SC, but no endorsement: weak. call for role east asia interesting: mirrors earlier call for china for s asia
RajeevSrinivasa @dhume01
NSG etc will require NPT signature as non-weapons state, and in nuke sellers interest. agree re blacklist, but DAE still suffers
dhume01 @RajeevSrinivasa
And support for India in NSG (and other regimes) + high tech for ISRO, DRDO and BSL are substantive by any measure.
dhume01 @RajeevSrinivasa
: Support for UNSC seat (global ambition) and for Indian role in Afpak (regional pre-eminence) are symbolic but important.
RajeevSrinivasa 
really? i found the visit low in substance. RT
@dhume01
: WSJ.com: Opinion Asia: A Deeper U.S.-India Relationship 
http://on.wsj....

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