India and The United States: Estranged Democracies 1941 - 1991
Publisher: University Press of the Pacific | ISBN: 0898758254 | edition 2002 | PDF | 530 pages | 37 mb
Since India achieved independence in 1947, political relations between India and the United States have never been close, and today a number of formidable obstacles hinder progress along the pathway toward closer ties between these two populous democracies.
To understand why such obstacles remain, one needs to reviewmamong other matters–the more recent history of India's close ties with the former Soviet Union, even as she proclaimed a policy of nonalignment. To understand why both governments feel there is hope for improved relations today, one should examine the entire history, beginning with the World War II and postwar years during which the United States supported Indian independence from Great Britain, America's closest wartime ally.