Indispensable Partners--Reenergizing U.S.-India Ties, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, July 16, 2014 [open pdf - 302KB]
This is the July 16, 2014 "Indispensable Partners--Reenergizing U.S.-India Ties" hearing held before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the Opening Statement of Tim Kaine: "Some examples of activity in the last 6 years: The United States and India participate in more than three dozen dialogues covering a wide array of cooperative activities: clean energy, peacekeeping, counterterrorism, health. Bilateral trade in goods and services between our nations has reached nearly $100 billion. In 2013 India was the single largest country market for the Export-Import Bank, with authorizations of $2.1 billion. The Partnership to Advance Clean Energy has mobilized $2 billion in public and private resources for clean energy projects in India. Our defense trade, which has kind of been a recent arrival on the scene in terms of cooperation, has taken off and been very successful, nearly $10 billion, with billions more in the pipeline. Over 100,000 Indian students are currently studying in U.S. universities. According to the latest Pew Global Attitude Survey, released just this week, over 55 percent of Indians hold a very positive view of the United States. When asked what country would most likely be India's leading ally, the United States came in at number one. It is not just about polls and it is not just about trade. It is also about common democratic values. Maybe that is the primary thing, the world's oldest democracy and the world's largest democracy, and the people-to-people ties and the business linkages we have are very important. The 3-million-strong Indian Americans who contribute across this country to the professions and to the entrepreneurship and the civic life and academia and every other walk of life serve as and important bridge between our two countries." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Nisha D. Biswal, Lisa Curtis, Richard M. Rossow, Amy Searight, Vikram J. Singh, and Frank G. Wisner.
S. Hrg. 113-463; Senate Hearing 113-463
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