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The minnow mindset

The emerging India-US relationship must be evaluated fairly

Business Standard Editorial Comment  |  New Delhi 

With regard to a US-India logistics pact, the National Democratic Alliance government appears to have been guided more by the fear of being accused of succumbing to pressure from Washington and less by an evaluation of whether this might benefit India's military. In terms of this approach, it is not too dissimilar to the United Progressive Alliance government.

The key objection, from the Left parties, is that the signing of Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) would oblige the Indian military to support US forces in imperialist military adventures such as in Iraq. New ...

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First Published: Thu, September 01 2016. 21:42 IST