India And The United StatesBy: Mira Kamdar"As India's external affairs minister, Jaswant Singh, famously quipped after his country exploded a series of nuclear devices on May 18, 1998, in defiance of the international nonproliferation regime, India's in a "dangerous neighborhood." India never signed the nonproliferation treaty and never expressed any regrets about acquiring the bomb.
Today, not even a decade later, the U.S. has fully pardoned India's nuclear faux pas. The Bush administration has pushed aggressively--and, critics say, too generously--to recognize India as a de facto member of the exclusive nuclear club, and to guarantee that it can develop its civilian nuclear capacity while preserving its military nuclear program. The U.S. is betting big on India. Why? And what's in it for India?" Download entire article in PDF format.