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PacNet #8 – Bush team must avoid pitfalls in emerging ties with India

President Bush’s visit to India this week is welcome – and overdue. The United States and India have gone a long way from Cold War days of wariness and suspicion to genuine friendship and incipient global partnership. The visit of President Clinton to India in 2000 marked a breakthrough in Indo-U.S. ties, which had been set back by India’s decision to conduct nuclear weapons tests in 1998.