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Journal of Indo-US Relations

Issue 1,  August 11, 2006

India and the United States (US) are thought to be natural allies for several reasons. Both share a colonial history, democracy, individual freedom, religious freedom, rule of law, and a fiercely independent spirit. Yet, both countries have often disagreed with each other more than using their shared principles to further their relations.<More>

Defense and Security
  • LeT Targeting Sensitive Spots
    Senior Indian officials took umbrage to US comments absolving Pakistan on the 7/11 Mumbai blasts and said they have actionable intelligence that the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was behind the terrorist attack and of plans to attack sensitive spots.

  • US Congress Passes Nuke Deal
    After several hours of debate, the US House of Representatives approved the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal with an overwhelming majority but has unfortunately raked partisan politicking in India even though the Government looks resolute in defending the deal.

  • US Convicts Lashkar Operative
    The US government succeeded in convicting a 11th suspect in what it calls the “Virginia jihad network” when it found a third-grade teacher guilty of aiding the Lashkar-e-Toiba.

  • Naval Exercise with "Gipper"
    The US Defense establishment, the Pentagon has requested a short passage exercise between its new super aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the Indian aircraft carrier INS Viraat.

  • More Indo-US Defense Ties
    The Indian Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee has invited international defense vendors to jointly develop defense equipment with the 39 labs and factories of the Government.

  • Pressure on US to Punish Pak
    Increasing number of policy makers, and opinion makers in the US are demanding that the US review its bogus position of Pakistan as a frontline ally against terrorism and demand a firm deadline by which it can reign in its military and intelligence agencies.

  • India Backs US as Observer in SAARC
    Much to the chagrin of its communist allies, the Indian Government is enthusiastically supporting the inclusion of the US as an observer of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SSARC) in the 14th session to be hosted in India.

  • India, US Fight Piracy
    The United States navy intercepted a pirate ship off the coast of Somalia and captured several pirates.

Economic Development

  • India May Face US Ire on WTO Failure
    In response to the collapse of World Trade Organization (WTO), US Trade Representative Susan Schwab hinted that her country may end a 32-year old program of trade benefits for 13 nations, including India, as retribution for hard-nosed negotiations.

  • US Sanctions on Two Indian Companies
    The US government imposed sanctions on 2 Indian and 5 other companies from Russia, North Korea, and Cuba for allegedly supplying banned equipment and technology to Iran held illegal by US laws but did not say what these items were.

  • US to review dumping duty on Indian shrimps
    Trying to stem growing differences in trade, the US Department of Commerce chose three Indian shrimp exporting companies to review their export statistic and performance to formulate a anti-dumping duty structure for Indian shrimp.

  • US, India Focus on aviation, Tourism
    A business delegation from Houston, Texas visiting New Delhi showcased a variety of business interests, ranging from tourism to oil and gas and information technology and focused on making Indian aviation, tourism, and cargo businesses its top partners.

  • US Wants More Economic Reforms
    US Treasury Under Secretary Timothy Adams said that more economic structural reforms are necessary for billions of dollars to flood the India and create unprecedented opportunities for the nation. 

  • Forum Wants Reduced Restriction on FDI
    Addressing a joint meeting of Indo-US CEOs, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram called for more investments, technology, process, and management experience from the US.

  • US asks India Reconsider Syrian Investment
    The United States submitted an aide mémoire seeking India to reconsider its decision to invest in a Syrian oilfield. 

Education & Research

  • US Cautions India on Iran’s Nuke Program
    A key extremist politician leading the US Congress International Relations Committee warned India to act responsibly by not supporting Iran’s nuclear ambitions and not to jeopardize Indo-US civilian nuclear deal up for discussions in the Committee on June 27.<More>

  • US Visas to Indian Scientists Difficult
    An under-reported crisis that may hit Indo-US relations down the road is the question of US visas to Indian Government scientists and how Indians are being treated.<More>

Science & Technology
  • Raytheon Offers AESA Radar to IAF
    US defense vendor Raytheon said that it was ready to supply the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar in addition to advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) if the Indian Air Force (IAF) would choose the F-16 and F-18 fighter jets.

  • Indo-EU Energy Initiative
    On the heals of US and India announcing Indian participation in FutureGen project, the European and India are set to explore alternate sources of energy as envisaged by the recently-concluded First India-EU Business Conference on Energy.

  • India & US in Futuristic Energy Project
    The United States has invited India to participate in a futuristic private-public project, called the FutureGen that will build a coal-based power generation plant that will have zero carbon emissions at a cost of USD 950 million.

  • No US Support for India as Nuke Weapon State
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that while the US will “not support India joining the Non Proliferation Treaty as a nuclear weapon state” it will strive to “include India” in the “global nonproliferation regime” through the civilian nuclear deal.

  • Indo-US Nuke Talks End Positively
    India and the US ended discussions positively on the bilateral civil nuclear cooperation agreement (which forms the backbone of the Indo-US nuclear deal) as technical experts prepared the broad outline of the pact that will be signed after US Congress approval.

  • India Signs ITER Agreement
    India joined 6 other nations to sign the International Thermonuclear Experiment Reactor (ITER) Agreement contributing 10% of project cost with manufactured equipment to develop a prototype reactor that will make atomic fusion the next major source of energy.

  • ISRO & NASA in Moon Tie-up
    The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) & US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) so NASA can send 2 instruments on the Chandraayan-1 mission to the Moon.

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