U.S.-India Relations: Balancing Progress and Managing Expectations, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, May 24, 2016 [open pdf - 665KB]
This is a testimony compilation of the May 24, 2016 hearing, "U.S.-India: Balancing Progress and Managing Expectations," held before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the statement of Nisha Desai Biswal: "The strategic partnership between the United States and India is anchored on the premise that our two democratic, pluralistic, and secular societies share not only many of the same attributes but also many of the same aspirations. It is that premise which has led President Obama to characterize the relationship as a defining partnership of the 21st century. India is the world's largest democracy, Asia's fastest-growing major economy, and soon-to-be the most populous nation on Earth. How India grows its economy, evolves its strategic doctrine, asserts its interests and values, and projects its growing economic, military, and political power will have important consequences not just for 1.25 billion Indian citizens, but increasingly for the rest of the planet. That is why the U.S.-India partnership is of such extraordinary importance for the United States and one that will, I believe, shape the future of geo-politics and--economics in the 21st century. [...] The impressive bilateral architecture of the U.S.--India partnership reflects the investment both countries have made in building ties between our people, our industries, our governments, and our security establishments. It has created a platform for an unprecedented level of cooperation meant to grow our respective economies and make our citizens more secure. India represents a key part of the Administration's Asia policy. To be sure, India's Act East strategy and the U.S. Rebalance to Asia are complementary and mutually reinforcing, promising to bring greater security and prosperity to the Indo-Pacific region." Statements, letters, and other materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Nisha Desai Biswal, Sadanand Dhume, and Alyssa Ayres.
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