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How do you think the U.S. presidential election will impact U.S.-India relations?
By Naval Kishor Masiwal
| Category: U.S. India Relations

The today’s scenario of India and US relationship is far better than it was before 15 years ago. We are in the brink of development and the good approach in Indo-US relationship can make this path full of opportunities in nearby future. It’s clear that Mr. Donald Trump or Mrs. Hillary Clinton is going to be the 45th president of the United States of the America. There are two different aspects of impacts that will happen if anyone of the presidential candidates will became president. As in their campaigns both of them made clear that the approach towards making better relations with India will be in the favor of the USA as far as their national interest is concerned as India is the emerging superpower in the Indian subcontinent and we have that ability to balance the power of aggressions emerging in this region. The matter of fact is that there are eight countries that have arsenals of nuclear bombs in the world out of which five are the Asian countries and this figure become more drastic and make a questionable stand that four countries have the doctrine of “the first use” only our country India has the doctrine of “no first use” and we are proud of that. Because we are a responsible democracy and want to be in the row of the developed countries as soon as possible and we are approaching towards that with very clear vision as it was the dream of our former president late Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam sir   He wants to see India developed by 2020.


Now talking about the presidential winner it is clear that anyone of the two who win wants a good and healthy relation with our country as we are the largest democracy in the world and the largest market to the world and we have the strategic location in the Indian Ocean. The Indo-US relation touch the new level in 2008 when the India and US signed the Civil Nuclear Agreement because world realizes that India is the future of world and we don’t allow any country to misuse us. After 2008 US became the strategic partner of India. Thanks to president Obama and our PM Mr. Modi with their vision and good relations India and US came much closer and I strongly hope that the next president of USA will achieve the same goal. As the records say that India was the largest strategic partner of the USA in last 3 years.


In the present milieu the biggest threat in front of world is terrorism of any form each and every country is suffering from that and world has to decide that the loose approach can’t make it out to tackle it as far as the perspective of Mr. Donald Trump is concerned he has a clear cut view about the policies to tackle the problem of global of global terrorism but somehow he lacked in internal policies and on the other side Mrs. Hillary Clinton has a vision in policies to make the USA strong in future . So in future USA need to have Indian support in order to make the alliance fruitful as we are doing good at present because we both are the democracies.

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