Obama's Visit to India: November 2010?

Barack Obama will visit India in November 2010, he will land on Saturday on the first-leg of a four-nation visit that also includes Indonesia, Japan and South Korea.

About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany President Obama in India.
India has said it is not expecting any ‘big bang’ breakthrough during the upcoming visit by Obama.

What is Obama trying to accomplish with his visit to India in November?

asked by Barkley in Politics | 1959 views | 11-03-2010 at 09:33 PM

Obama spoke about his upcoming visit to India, telling the Press Trust of India wire service that issues such as India’s bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council and its desire for the U.S. to relax export controls on dual-use technologies are “very difficult and complicated.”

President Obama should view his forthcoming visit to India as a singular opportunity to cement the global partnership he seeks with New Delhi. Obama will embark on his Indian pilgrimage at a time when engagement between the two countries is indeed extensive by historical standards, but still lacks the desired depth.

The Indian Prime Minister will receive Obama just after suffering global humiliation over the staging of the Commonwealth Games. Both sides need this presidential visit by Obama not only to go well, but also to recapture some of the status they have lost in recent months.

India's IT industry, which earns 60 per cent of its revenues from the U.S., is optimistic that President Barack Obama's visit will help in sorting out issues related to outsourcing and visa fee hike that has left India Inc worried.

answered by Timothy | 11-03-2010 at 09:36 PM

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