Obama historic visit to India
US President Barack Obama received a hug from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he disembarked from Air Force One. According to protocol, the prime minister does not greet foreign leaders on their arrival, meeting them instead at a formal ceremony at the presidential palace. It must be remembered that the Obama Administration had treated Modi persona non grata until a year ago. Now in the different geopolitics environment they have become darling to each other for their large selfish interest. The American government wants to see that India which is advancing economically and militarily should become a key regional power to destabilize China which is at present winning large number of friends throughout the world. His visit to India was highly symbolic. It seems that Obama deliberately avoided visited Pakistan due to India war typed attitude with Pakistan. There has been an improving of relations between Pakistan and the US in the last six months, but nothing compared which relations between India and the US have become very friendly.
Obama announced $4 billion of new initiatives to boost trade and investment ties, jobs in India via Exim Bank and OPIC. Obama and Modi agreed to extend a 10-year defense pact that the White House said would allow for deeper military-to-military engagement and increase maritime cooperation. President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a "personal commitment" to work together toward a successful global climate change agreement in Paris later this year as part of a sweeping energy package unveiled in New Delhi on everything from boosting renewable to curbing air pollution.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama announced they had reached an agreement to break the deadlock that has been stalling a civilian nuclear power agreement. The two countries in 2008 signed a landmark deal giving India access to civilian nuclear technology, but it has been held up by US concerns over India's strict laws on liability in the event of a nuclear accident. India has at least 12 nuclear cooperation deals with other countries, in addition to the one with the US. Pakistan fears that nuclear fuel imported by India under the nuclear cooperation agreements would unburden the domestic uranium resources, thus making the same available for India's ambitious arms programme that requires excessive fissile material. India has reportedly offered to set up an insurance pool to indemnify companies that build reactors in the country against liability in case of a nuclear accident. Obama committed during discussions with Modi to support India's bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council (UNSC). Without denying the need for reform of the UNSC, India becoming a permanent member will permanently halt to any resolution of the Kashmir issue, since India will then be in a position to veto any attempt to raise it in the UNSC. India and the US have voiced their hopes for a permanent strategic partnership, a development that will put the final seal on India's renunciation of its traditional non-aligned status.
Fearing that some of the India-US agreements reached during President Barack Obama's visit to Delhi could potentially destabilize the region, Pakistan reserved the right to protect its national security interests. Moreover, it is feared that cooperation in the field of space and high-end technologies, both of which are dual use and lack adequate transparency, can also affect deterrence and strategic stability. Pakistan expected a similar commitment of fighting terror from others. Pakistan says that condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations should not be based on selectivity or double standards, India should bring the planners and perpetrators of the Feb 2007 Samjhota Express terrorist attack to justice.
All the present and past US administrations made it clear that Pakistan is a needed ally in the new century. Now it is also quite clear that India and Pakistan have their own roles to play in their respective spheres. The US relationship with India was not at Pakistan's expense, said the White House while stressing that its ties with Islamabad were "incredibly important to our shared security". US see India with an eye to close cooperation across the board for the future. Pakistan on the other hand appears to have no strategy to cope with the fast changing dynamic of relations between the US and India.