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Season 2000 Episode 0320

Monday, March 20, 2000

Aired Unknown Mar 20, 2000 on Democracy Now!
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Monday, March 20, 2000
President Clinton’s visit to India is the first by a U.S. president in 22 years and the most extensive ever. The five-day trip marks what’s being described as a significant shift in U.S. policy towards India. Secretary of State Madeline Albright calls it the beginning of a new chapter in bilateral relations. Indo-U.S. relations were strained throughout the Cold War, when New Delhi was a key member of the non-aligned movement. Relations took a further blow after India’s decision to go nuclear in 1998 — but Washington’s decision to impose limited sanctions against India have had little impact. U.S. trade and direct investment in India is a fraction of its financial stakes in China. [includes rush transcript]moreless
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