US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the Obama Administration wants India to be anchor of regional peace and stability and that the two countries should create a new era of relationship.
Noting that the successes and futures of the United States and India are intertwined, Clinton told a packed hall of top Indian and US corporate leaders: “We want India to do well on its own, for its own sake, but we also have a stake in that outcome because we want India to succeed as a model of democratic development.”
Speaking in the same breadth at the Synergies Summit of the US India Business Council, she said: “We want India to succeed as an anchor for regional and global security, and we want India to succeed so that the world’s two largest democracies can work together as strong partners.”
Asserting that this is a relationship with deep roots, Clinton said: “Both of our countries emerged from struggles against colonialism to become proud, independent democracies. And both are living proof that people espousing different faiths, speaking different languages, and traveling different paths can unite and form nations that are greater than the sum of their parts.”