January 25, 2015- President Barack Obama arrived safely in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the state visitor at India’s airport, breaking protocols. The leaders discussed about the nuclear advancements that could be carried out in India. Both nations plan to shell out billions of dollar to tighten their nuclear trade and to deepen economic alliances and the political ties between the two great nations.
India and USA in favorable terms
It can be recalled that in 2006, an agreement between the two nations regarding US companies setting up reactors in India was dismissed. Following that, there was a sour relationship between the nations.
The US President made clear of his intentions to commit into implementing the plans they had nine years ago. The new deal also highlighted the actions and probable liabilities of both parties in the event of nuclear accidents. They also underscored the Indian government’s obligation in tracking down the materials supplied by the USA.
The nuclear breakthrough marks an important achievement of the US incumbent government. Should the plans be carried out, this will even more empower the giant in the West.
The state leaders also discussed on creating a concrete plan for their defense ties to effectively work. They talked about a 10 year framework of military strategy in Asia to defend the United State’s allies in the area against an encroaching, dominant nation in the Far East. Although China was not literally dragged into the conversation, there were references to the nation. Both parties strongly imposed the importance of protecting the Asian seas, ensuring that there is freedom in navigation in the area especially in the South China Sea.
Other deals in that emerged was the United State’s push to finance activities in India towards the usage of renewable energy to much lower carbon intensity. They also discussed India’s leadership role in the region and even in the globe.
India’s Prime Minister stressed that both nations have still a long way to go for their plans to be carried out. It requires the trust and confidence of both parties and the willingness to go an extra mile for a successful partnership in the long run.