"NEW DELHI -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is applauding new progress in U.S.-India relations, highlighted by an agreement to broaden cooperation beyond trade and military ties to include agriculture, education and women's issues.
Clinton was meeting with top Indian officials Monday, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna, to announce a wider partnership between two countries still struggling to overcome distrust rooted in Cold War rivalries. The Obama administration regards India as an emerging world power and a key to turning the tide against violent Islamic extremism.
Clinton was also expected to sign an agreement Monday enabling U.S. companies sell nuclear reactors to India, and possibly another on defense sales. ...
On Sunday, India stood firm against Western demands that it accept binding limits on carbon emissions even as Clinton expressed optimism about an eventual climate change deal to India's benefit."
Robert Burns reports for the Associated Press July 20, 2009.