November 19, 2009

Shocka!?! Obama Irritates India, Envoy Applies the Balm

Obama is really smert and dupelomatic.

New Delhi: US president Barack Obama ruffled Indian feathers on Tuesday. The next day, the American ambassador to India spent considerable time in soothing the offended sentiments. Timothy Roemer almost ran out of adjectives to describe the state of India-US ties, even as the ministry of external affairs expressed displeasure at Obama's statement with Chinese president Hu Jintao, which seemed to project China as the prime mover for peace and stability in South Asia.....

A joint-statement by the US and China on Tuesday had said: "The two sides are ready to strengthen communication, dialogue and cooperation on issues related to South Asia and work together to promote peace and development in that region." This is being interpreted as Obama bowing deeper to Beijing than to the emperor of Japan, and involving China in Indo-Pak ties.


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