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'US relationship with India is a good-news story'

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that she and President Barack Obama hope that the next stage in the relations between US and India will see a “dramatic expansion” in common agenda and a greater role for New Delhi in solving global challenges.

world Updated: Jun 17, 2009 23:36 IST

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that she and President Barack Obama hope that the next stage in the relations between US and India will see a “dramatic expansion” in common agenda and a greater role for New Delhi in solving global challenges.

Reaffirming Obama Administration’s commitment in strengthening the Indo-US ties, Clinton said in a “world of depressing headline, US relationship with India is a good news.”

Looking forward to her visit to India next month, Clinton, in her first policy speech on India after assuming office, said: “We see India as one of a few key partners worldwide who will help us shape the 21st century - the forces of positive change versus those of destruction, the forces that move people forward rather than holding them back. We are both eager to build on this relationship.”

Addressing top American and Indian corporate executives at the US Chamber of Commerce building, Clinton said there is a “deep commitment to building stronger ties with India, a commitment based on mutual respect and mutual interests.”

President Obama also thinks the same way, she said.

“...today, I can tell you, my hope and President Obama’s hope, that the next stage in our countries’ relationship will see a dramatic expansion in our common agenda and a greater role for India, in solving global challenges,” Clinton said.