U.S.-India Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific - Indian Ocean

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    U.S.-India Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region

    As the leaders of the world’s two largest democracies that bridge the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean region and reflecting our agreement that a closer partnership between the United States and India is indispensable to promoting peace, prosperity and stability in those regions, we have agreed on a Joint Strategic Vision for the region.

    India and the United States are important drivers of regional and global growth. From Africa to East Asia, we will build on our partnership to support sustainable, inclusive development, and increased regional connectivity by collaborating with other interested partners to address poverty and support broad-based prosperity.

    To support regional economic integration, we will promote accelerated infrastructure connectivity and economic development in a manner that links South, Southeast and Central Asia, including by enhancing energy transmission and encouraging free trade and greater people-to-people linkages.

    Regional prosperity depends on security. We affirm the importance of safeguarding maritime security and ensuring freedom of navigation and over flight throughout the region, especially in the South China Sea.

    We call on all parties to avoid the threat or use of force and pursue resolution of territorial and maritime disputes through all peaceful means, in accordance with universally recognized principles of international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

    We will oppose terrorism, piracy, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction within or from the region.

    We will also work together to promote the shared values that have made our countries great, recognizing that our interests in peace, prosperity and stability are well served by our common commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

    We commit to strengthening the East Asia Summit on its tenth anniversary to promote regional dialogue on key political and security issues, and to work together to strengthen it.

    In order to achieve this regional vision, we will develop a roadmap that leverages our respective efforts to increase ties among Asian powers, enabling both our nations to better respond to diplomatic, economic and security challenges in the region.

    As part of these efforts, the United States welcomes India's interest in joining the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, as the Indian economy is a dynamic part of the Asian economy.

    Over the next five years, we will strengthen our regional dialogues, invest in making trilateral consultations with third countries in the region more robust, deepen regional integration, strengthen regional forums, explore additional multilateral opportunities for engagement, and pursue areas where we can build capacity in the region that bolster long-term peace and prosperity for all.


    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press...c-vision-asia-pacific-and-indian-ocean-region
     
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    There is a view that this visit of President Obama was China centric. I believe not.

    For Modi and india, it was to unlock that logjam which has stalled the Indo-US nuclear deal and huge investment which is stuck behind this logjam. For US, it was to assess themselves that India is trustworthy if they have to move in the direction of making India a pivot of their future China policy.

    For Chinese, it was an eye opener that new government in Delhi is moving fast to present an aggressive posture, should China think that they can capture all islands in South China Sea disputed with other nations. Now Chinese would try to go around it and put an extra effort to befriend Pakistan, but of no avail.

    Now what remains to be done is to bring Japan onboard this pivot and then China watch out.
     
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    Since the Bush administration, India is the no1 country in the list of US - Pivot to Asia program. The only reason that held us back was the lakc of trust on US and them failing to look up on as an "equal " partner.

    Some interesting articles about pivot to asia
    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...-plan-give-access-bases-us-11.html#post996625
     
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    No, India doesn't have necessary capability to counter Chinese outside IOC, money, weapon or political influence, you name. But India has the potential to become a big market that no one can ignore.

    India is the last thing Chinese worries about in Eastern Asia.

    No, Japan is the key part of pivot. Without Japan, this pivot policy won't work.
     
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    It is fun to watch Chinese get upset on anything India does right. They forget that all they have has been handed over to them by over enthusiastic Americans from 1984 to 2014. Now the tide is reversing. It is India's turn to get it, which upsets China,

    Ha Ha Ha....
     
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    :laugh: indians 'd better not indulge in illusions of "upset Chinese " . instead Chinese have braced up for your joining the Pivot to Asia chorus and wish u all the best in the honeymoon with Uncle.
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    China’s maritime ambitions impact India

     
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