Agreements on the Global Entry programme and the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-6 (HSPD-6) are expected to be signed during the US-India Homeland Security Dialogue in July.
India is less popular with ordinary Americans. But this may not be a problem for US-India relations if hard power considerations make up for it.
Speaking at the Express Adda in New Delhi, Richard Verma said, “I come from a capital which is also known for some degree of gridlock, and having lived in Washington for two decades… I know how difficult this can be.”
A top American expert on South Asia, Stephen Cohen, said that US would have to adjust strategically, politically and economically.
Sharma said India’s relationship with the US is far too important.
Singh,who leaves today,will clearly be on test in all his three crucial bilateral meetings.
Bilateral defence relationship is built around a robust program of dialogues and engagements: US