From Townhall Magazine's EXCLUSIVE September feature "Crown Jewel Comeback":
"The current White House has said the United States and India are "natural allies" and their relationship potentially a "defining partnership for the 21st century," considering their compatible values such as democracy and strategic alignment on a number of other issues.
"In fact, the George W. Bush administration's most unheralded foreign policy success was arguably the dramatic upswing in U.S.-Indian ties, opening the door to deeper relations between the world's oldest and biggest democracies.
"Better bonds make a lot of sense for both sides, especially considering people-to-people ties. Not only are there some three million Americans of Indian descent, last year another 650,000 Indians traveled here--an increase of nearly 20 percent over 2009.
"Like the United States, India is particularly concerned about the situation in Pakistan. ... In fact, the six-plus decades since Islamabad and New Delhi went their own ways have been interspersed with plenty of violence and conflict."
Read more of Peter Brookes' report in the September issue of Townhall Magazine.
"New Delhi is also anxious about the future of nearby Afghanistan, just as Washington is." ~ from Peter Brookes in Crown Jewel Comeback..