Lack of Plan for India in Afghanistan Holds Back U.S.-India Ties

Lack of Plan for India in Afghanistan Holds Back U.S.-India Ties

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has wrapped up her latest trip to Asia, which included stops in China, Bangladesh and India, where she met with government officials to review the strategic partnership between India and the United States.

She emphasized that the countries must expand trade and investment, deepen security cooperation, promote a shared vision for the region and, she told the media in Delhi, “meet the challenges and seize the opportunities in South and Central Asia.”

But Stephen Cohen, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told Trend Lines there have been no major changes in the U.S.-Indian relationship over the course of the current administration, partly, he said, because of the handling of Indian involvement in the Afghanistan War.

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