India and America: A Study of Their Relations

India and America: A Study of Their Relations

India and America: A Study of Their Relations

India and America: A Study of Their Relations

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India and the United States have much in common. Libberty, democracy, national independence, and respect for the individual, are ends to which both countries are dedicated. Each strives for the maintenance of world peace and creation of the kind of world in which every people can pursue these ends in its own way. Sharing many common aims and values, India and the United States also differ in significant ways in their character, experience, and immediate circumstances. In its ten years of independence India has faced, and continues to face, vast problems of political organization, economic development, and the assumption of an independent role in world affairs. During the same decade the United States has found itself more deeply involved in international affairs than ever before in its history. Inevitably, then, there are important divergences in the policies of India and the United States even when they seek similar ends. An inescapable consequence has been criticism in each country of the other's methods and motives.

Some of the differences between these two friendly nations are due to ignorance and misunderstanding, some result from divergent appraisals of the problems they face, and some reflect real, if limited, conflicts of interest. Study, discussion, and the exchange of views, cannot resolve all these differences, but they can help to remove some and clarify the nature of others. It was to help in this important process that the Council on Foreign Relations, of New York, and the Indian Council of World Affairs, of New Delhi--two private, non-profit organizations devoted to the study of international affairs--undertook an examina-

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