January 26, 2007 |
Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, on a visit to New Delhi, offered to build four nuclear reactors for energy-starved India. Russia is already building two 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors in the southern town of Kudankulam. In talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Putin also proposed giving India broader access to Russia's hydrocarbon energy riches. The two nations signed deals on energy, scientific and space cooperation.
July 1, 1998 |
Unocal Corp. said it will jointly bid with other companies for electric power generation, gas pipeline, port and fertilizer projects in India that could be worth as much as $4 billion. The El Segundo-based oil and gas exploration company would manage the projects. Together with partners it didn't identify, Unocal will finance 70% of the costs through borrowings and the rest through equity, the company said. The projects would help Unocal tap surging demand for energy in India.
March 1, 2006
PRESIDENT BUSH ARRIVES in India today to pursue one of his longtime foreign policy objectives: bringing the United States and India closer. It's a worthy goal. India is the world's largest democracy, and its economy is growing. And although the White House doesn't want to draw too much attention to old-school realpolitik, India is in a strategically important neighborhood, sharing borders with China and Pakistan. But the price Bush has paid for closer ties with India is too high.
February 28, 2006 |
President Bush does not typically find relief in travel overseas, rushing through countries whose people and leaders have grown alienated from the United States during his tenure. But after weeks of unpleasant distractions and sagging approval ratings at home, Bush departs today for a rare place where he and the U.S. remain popular: India.
March 13, 2010 |
India signed five deals Friday to purchase more than $7 billion in hardware and expertise from Russia, including an aircraft carrier, a fleet of MIG-29 fighters, defense and space technology and at least 12 civilian nuclear reactors. On the minds of both parties, analysts said, was a nation not present at the signing. "China will be the ghost in the room," wrote analyst C. Raja Mohan in an opinion piece this week in the Indian Express. Having a working aircraft carrier -- India's only carrier, the 50-year-old British-built Viraat, rarely leaves port -- should allow India to expand its presence in the Indian Ocean.
March 17, 2005 |
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Wednesday with top officials in India and Pakistan, discussing a range of contentious issues that included the desire of the rival South Asian neighbors to buy advanced F-16 fighter jets from the United States. India, which has been moving closer to the U.S. after relying on Russian military supplies for decades, wants to buy the warplanes but opposes Pakistan's long-standing request to replenish its own fleet of F-16s.