• India’s International Relations

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    A 6 page paper discussing India in terms of national security affairs research. US relations with India never have been adversarial, though some economic events under previous governments – such as the Indian government’s nationalization of a Coca-Cola factory in the 1970s - have strained relations for a time in the past. India’s status as a nuclear power and condemnation of terrorism dictate the wisdom of retaining friendly relations with the country, and growing economic relations help to cement that underlying relationship. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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    is one of the worlds oldest, dating back at least 5,000 years. Aryans arrived from the northwest about 1500 B.C.; Arabs began arriving in the 8th century. Turkish  incursions followed in the 12th century, and European traders discovered India in the 15th century. India was a British colony by the 19th century; resistance by Gandhi and Nehru  culminated in Britain granting India its independence in 1947 (India). India is a secular country but still manages to gain religious conflict, primarily  in the North. India is 81 percent Hindu, 12 percent Muslim and 2 percent Christian. Other religions - Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Parsi - are represented at levels  under 2 percent of the population (India). Indias intense overpopulation, extensive poverty, ethnic strife and environmental difficulties are ongoing problems (India). It  is an emerging market, however, and made significant economic gains throughout the decade of the 1990s. Indias Internal Position National Purpose. Indias  primary purpose at present is to build an export-driven, stable economy for the purpose of alleviating much of the abject poverty in which many of its citizens live. Per  capita gross domestic product (GDP) is only $2,540, placing it well below international standards of per capita income. A "less developed" economy is one in which per capita income  is less than $9,266, the point at which the World Bank considers an economy to be a high-income one (What Is An Emerging Market?, 2002). As Indias economy grows  and individuals are able to gain more income from business activity, pressures on government to care for the people decline. Ideology. Indias 

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