Comments on: With friends like these … WikiLeaks underlines fragile US-India ties http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/03/21/with-friends-like-these-wikileaks-underlines-fragile-u-s-india-ties/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: wikileaks-movie http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/03/21/with-friends-like-these-wikileaks-underlines-fragile-u-s-india-ties/comment-page-1/#comment-17301 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 03:53:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4470#comment-17301 The impact of Wikileaks on current affairs and politics in India, as well as US/Indian relations is very pronounced. The current debates and conflict in India are extremely interesting to follow for those of us at wikileaks-movie.com and we are paying close attention to the national partnership struck between Wikileaks and The Hindu. We’ll see what continues to unfold. Hopefully the truth regarding bribery and corruption by leading politicians will be proven without a doubt. Moreover it is astonishing to watch some of the Wikileaks related debates and presentations by politicians on You Tube. The fist pounding is fierce! The political parties and leaders in the great country of India sure know how to go at each other!

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By: I_Chanakya http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/03/21/with-friends-like-these-wikileaks-underlines-fragile-u-s-india-ties/comment-page-1/#comment-17244 Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:37:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4470#comment-17244 Mr.Scrutton seems to have an axe to grind with India. Like Mr. DaraIndia says in his comment,stronger relations does not mean being another American poodle. Strong reliable friends are those that can separate right from wrong and call you on it. If you want “Yes men”, I think the U.S should look for another country that will toe its line and do its bidding.
I believe India is doing the right thing by standing on its belief.

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By: DaraIndia http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/03/21/with-friends-like-these-wikileaks-underlines-fragile-u-s-india-ties/comment-page-1/#comment-17228 Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:57:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4470#comment-17228 I thought Montek rather than Pranab M was the chosen one. The US has far more to answer for through the leaks than any other country. Including how they became public.

I think not voting on the no fly zone was far more principled than voting for it in Libya and secretly encouraging support for the regime in Bahrain. I think the US is stuck in its own mindgames – between its principles and its interests. Invariably interests, specially short term ones, always seem to win the day.

I think that the US needs to understand that establishing better and stronger relations does not mean toeing the line or kowtoing. This post seems to suggest that it does in fact want absolute obedience!. Both countries have to learn to accept their differences. India for example has long contested the need for the US to be such a charitable arms donor to Pakistan. Arms which are always used against India. Yet India has learnt to live with it. The US too should get used to healthy differences of opinion and not be seen to get into a sulk over anything and everything that India does in its own interests. Only then will a partnership flourish.

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