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Better, but what about official policy?[edit]

I have some links from the state department that contradict those studies. I am not saying they should not be in the article, but these should be represented as well. It is directly from the government... Official policy trumps analysis.

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"Your program is also an opportunity for me to tell you that Secretary Clinton’s visit will answer those who are whispering that with President Obama’s new comprehensive strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, India’s importance to the U.S. has somehow diminished. Ladies and gentlemen, nothing could be further from the truth." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Contralya (talkcontribs) 07:28, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

"On the contrary, this is a time of great optimism and promise in America’s relations with India. Our two countries agreed we had to await the outcome of India’s recent elections before charting a new course in our relations."

"Just take Sri Lanka for example: I coordinated very closely with my Indian counterpart, High Commissioner Alok Prasad, and we have very close and similar views about the situation there, but also in Nepal, Bangladesh and other countries. That dialogue itself is a reflection of the close relationship between us." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Contralya (talkcontribs) 07:32, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

What about the Doha round negotiations?


This article paints a very inaccurate picture of the article's subject matter.

Contralya (talk) 07:15, 1 July 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing the article.


Contralya (talk) 04:58, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Blatant POV in the introductory para[edit]

In the introductory text, at the end, there are a few lines which I believe are blatant POV. These lines have no cited in-line source, moreover they include such frivolous terms as 'high Profile'(not to mention the poor copy-editing of whosoever has added these lines), 'prominent Future Power' 'openly Supports' etc. which are most certainly intended to give a positive bias to the whole "India as a rising power on the world stage' discussion. Moreover, this issue has been covered in detail later in the article in the Obama visit I am an Indian myself, and I honestly believe such statements are absolutely redundant in the introductory para. I am removing them right now,except the one mentioning Obama's visit and that he might have supported India's UNSC bid, should any editor find statements supported by verifiable sources, and for God's sake less flashy than these, please add them. Batram (talk) 07:00, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Also a little bit of a POV statement in the first paragraph of the second section. "Although long considered a "strategic backwater" by Washington..." with no citation. Clearly gives an attitude of Western condescention towards India. I am removing it. (talk) 14:31, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Copy Edits[edit]

I spruced up the text with some copy editing but would need more time to have a look at the references. There seem to be long sections not directly tied to a source.Coaster92 (talk) 04:34, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

2013 US India diplomatic spat over Khobragade and Richard[edit]

>> India-US row escalates over diplomat's arrest (Lihaas (talk) 15:04, 17 December 2013 (UTC)).

@Numancia: Please note that the reciprocal/retaliatory measures take by India in the aftermath of the arrest of the Indian consular official in New York is well within the scope of tis wiki article pertaining to INDIA-US relations. (talk) 10:59, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Nnot it isn't I agree with numancia. The course of relations go back longer. Just because it is in the news today doesn't mean it will have repercussions. If the spat gorws w e can add it then. there is no rush to include it as itsnot going anyway.(Lihaas (talk) 21:50, 25 December 2013 (UTC)).
So not one word about Khobragade's strip search and the bowling alley?

Hcobb (talk) 07:41, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Reinstated and updated info on the ongoing AND growing diplomatic spat which has now started to affect relations (one high-level visit already cancelled and another looks very unlikely). Also, senior US govt officials, politicians and political commentators have spoken out on how this incident is affecting India-US relations. (talk) 10:04, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Does this incident deserve a serious progressive attention? I wonder why there is a significant coverage of this episode? Maybe the undue weight template is applicable here. Hari7478 (talk) 20:26, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
It continues to get front-page attention by major media--that is the news editors have judged it of importance and Wikipedia should follow them. Rjensen (talk) 21:38, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

I think that most of the Khobragade and Richard content in this article should be moved to Devyani Khobragade incident. Much of the content here duplicates what is said there and this content should not be developed in two places. Currently the Khobragade incident is given the most weight of any aspect of diplomatic relations, which is undue weight. This article should have a summary of the incident, then the expectation should be that people read the main article if they want to know more. Thoughts from others? Blue Rasberry (talk) 12:54, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

See my comment at Talk:Devyani_Khobragade_incident#Merge_section_from_India.E2.80.93United_States_relations_here wherein I say OK to the content move but that the deletion should occur after the content is actually merged there (talk) 22:09, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

India's Anti-Americanism[edit]

i dont know whether yanks like the indians much or not, and don't really care, but why does no one mention the fact that many indians even after cold war today still generally hate and despise them? like in youtube comments, u see many hindus hating the yanks more than chinese and pakistanis, maybe even more sometimes, very strong widespread sentiments of mistrust and hostility still remaining on at least india's side — Preceding unsigned comment added by HramJinah (talkcontribs) 20:36, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Nuclear issues[edit]

The nuclear issues are of major importance and deserve coverage in multiple articles. This article should be about how relations between US and India have been affected (as opposed to issues of Japan's plants and insurance...which are quite different aspects that belong in other articles.) Rjensen (talk) 15:42, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Recent Troubles In US-India Relations[edit]

This section seems to be a wp:synthesis of disparate events being strung together to make a point that none of the sources themselves make, thus not complying with Wikipedia's rules against original research. It's also extremely NPOV; no counteragument or alternative perspective is provided. And frankly, I don't know if a few such events in one city in one time period is even worth noting on this page, much less a whole section. Orser67 (talk) 09:37, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

I agree with your analysis that it contains original research and it should be cleared/removed. Bladesmulti (talk) 09:52, 30 January 2015 (UTC)