The transformation of the United States' previously poor relationship with New Delhi over the past decades, led by Presidents Clinton and Bush, stands as one of the most significant triumphs of recent American foreign policy. It has also been a bipartisan success. Today, however, many prominent Indians and Americans fear this rapid expansion of ties has stalled. Past projects remain incomplete, few new ideas have been embraced by both sides, and the forward momentum that characterized recent cooperation—on issues ranging from civil nuclear cooperation, bilateral trade and investment, and expanded military ties—has slowed considerably.


Armitage, Richard L., and Nicholas Burns. "A To-Do List for Obama in India." Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2010.