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Old 06-14-2012   #3
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Default Why India is crucial to the USA in the Asia-Pacific region

WHY INDIA IS CRUCIAL TO USA IN ASIA-PACIFIC


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By Leon E. Panetta*
IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint
NEW DELHI (IDN) - America is at a turning point. After a decade of war, we are developing a new defence strategy a central feature of which is a "rebalancing" toward the Asia-Pacific region. In particular, we will expand our military partnerships and our presence in the arc extending from the Western Pacific and East Asia into the Indian Ocean region and South Asia.
Defence cooperation with India is a linchpin in this strategy. India is one of the largest and most dynamic countries in the region and the world, with one of the most capable militaries. India also shares with the United States a strong commitment to a set of principles that help maintain international security and prosperity......
http://www.indepthnews.info/index.ph...n-asia-pacific
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