Washington, India’s general election is getting more attention in the US than ever before,
a former top American diplomat who played a key role in revival of Indo-US ties
after India’s 1998 nuclear tests, has said.
impression is that this election in India is getting more attention in the
United States than any other in a very long time,” Strobe Talbott, president of
the leading American think-tank Brookings Institute told a Washington audience
at a panel discussion on Indian elections.“This
is basically a good thing. We Americans have over the decades have not paid
attention to India that we should.
Americans are paying attention to it,” said Talbott, who was Deputy Secretary
of State under President Bill Clinton and held crucial talks with the then
External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh.