India and the United States: Estranged Democracies, 1941-1991

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DIANE Publishing, 1992 - History - 514 pages
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An analysis of the entire five-decade relationship between the U.S. and India, including India's close ties with the former Soviet Union. Describes major issues, events, and personalities that have influenced India-U.S. relationships from the Roosevelt Administration through the Bush Administration. 8 maps and photos. Bibliography. Index.

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Page 9 - Second, they desire to see no territorial changes that do not accord with the freely expressed wishes of the peoples concerned ; Third, they respect the right of all peoples to choose the form of government under which they will live; and they wish to see sovereign rights and self-government restored to those who have been forcibly deprived of them...
Page 251 - But why do I talk of Death ? That phantom of grisly bone ? I hardly fear his terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep ; Oh, God! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap...
Page 50 - In the sphere of foreign affairs India will follow an independent policy, keeping away from the power politics of groups aligned one against the other.
Page 367 - However, the Soviet Government has assured our Government that its troops went to Afghanistan at the request of the Afghan Government, a request that was first made by President Amin on 26 December 1979...
Page 63 - I have formed the opinion that if there is any chance of settling the dispute over Kashmir by agreement between India and Pakistan it now lies in partition and in some means of allocating the Valley rather than in an overall plebiscite.
Page 305 - Lip service was paid to the need for a political solution, but not a single worthwhile step was taken to bring this about.
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