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Personal Chemistry between India-USA is changing

New Delhi: Reply of Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to question on personal friendship with US President Barack Obama: As far as our conversation is concerned, let it remain concealed. Why do we meet often in this fashion. This is a significant question. I am new to this field. But on the basis of my limited experience, I can say that the relationship between two countries depends less on commas and full-stops on paper. How much openness is there between leaders, how many opportunities do they have to get to know each other, how does the chemistry match, this is very important. When we interact away from cameras, we get to know each other intimately. I and Barack share that friendship. That openness helps us talk easily on phone, chat comfortably, and even talk in a lighter vein. This chemistry has brought Barack and me closer, Washington and Delhi closer, and the people of America and India closer. This is personal chemistry. I think this matters a lot. This should grow. It grows on occasions like this. l2015012561504 Modi's Actual words in Hindi: जहाँ तक बातों का सवाल है, परदे में रहने दें। और हम बार बार इस प्रकार से क्यों मिलते हैं? ये सवाल बड़ा महत्वपूर्ण है, मैं इस क्षेत्र मैं नया हूँ। लेकिन अल्प समय के अनुभव से मैं कह सकता हूँ कि दो देशो के साथ रिश्ते कागज पर कहाँ फुल स्टॉप है, कहाँ comma है, उसके आधार पर निर्धारित कम होते हैं। लीडरों के बीच खुलापन कितना है, एक दूसरे को जानने के अवसर कितने हैं, Chemistry कैसे match करती है, वो बहुत ज्यादा निर्भर करता है। और कैमरे से दूर अकेले मैं गप्प मारते हैं , तो हम एक दूसरे को बड़ी निकटता से जान सकते हैं। मेरे और बराक के बीच में वो दोस्ती बन गयी है , उस खुलेपन के कारण हम आराम से फोन पर बात कर लेते हैं, हम आराम से गप्प मार लेते हैं, हंसी मजाक कर लेते हैं। इस chemistry ने मुझे और बराक को तो निकट लाया ही है, वाशिंगटन और दिल्ली को भी निकट लाया है , लेकिन अमेरिका की जनता और हिंदुस्तान की जनता को भी निकट लाया है और ये Personal Chemistry है। मैं समझता हूँ कि यह बहुत matter करती है। और यह पनपनी चाहिए, ऐसे ही अवसर पर पनपती है।
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The US President, Mr. Barack Obama paying floral tributes at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat, in Delhi on January 25, 2015. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal is also seen.
The US President, Mr. Barack Obama inspecting the Guard of Honour, at the ceremonial reception, at Rashtrapati Bhavan
The US President, Mr. Barack Obama inspecting the Guard of Honour, at the ceremonial reception, at Rashtrapati Bhavan
The US President, Mr. Barack Obama greeting India in traditional Indian way, saying 'Namaste', at Ceremonial Reception, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi
The US President, Mr. Barack Obama greeting India in traditional Indian way, saying 'Namaste', at Ceremonial Reception, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi
India-U.S. Delhi Declaration of Friendship "Chalein saath saath; forward together we go”. Reflecting the close ties between our two great democracies, India and the United States agree to elevate our long-standing strategic partnership, with a Declaration of Friendship that strengthens and expands the relationship between our two countries "Sanjha Prayaas, SabkaVikaas; Shared Effort, Progress For All”. Each step we take to strengthen the relationship is a step towards shaping international security, regional and global peace, prosperity and stability for years to come. Signaling the natural affinity enjoyed by our two nations, this Declaration proclaims a higher level of trust and coordination that will continue to draw our Governments and people together across the spectrum of human endeavor for a better world. The India-U.S. Vision Statement endorsed in September 2014 committed our nations to a long-term partnership for prosperity and peace, through which our countries work together to make our citizens and the global community, safer and more prosperous. The Declaration makes tangible and enduring the commitment of our two countries to harness the inherent potential of our two democracies, and upgrades the unique nature of our relationship, committing our Governments to work through areas of difference. Through this Declaration of Friendship and in keeping with our national principles and laws, we respect:
  1. Equal opportunity for all our people through democracy, effective governance, and fundamental freedoms;
  2. An open, just, sustainable, and inclusive rule-based global order;
  3. The importance of strengthened bilateral defense ties;
  4. The importance of adapting to and mitigating the impact of climate change through national, bilateral and multilateral efforts;
  5. The beneficial impact that sustainable, inclusive development will have on our two countries and the world;
  6. The centrality of economic policies that support the creation of strong and sustainable jobs, inclusive development, and rising incomes; and
  7. Transparent and rule-based markets that seek to drive the trade and investment necessary to uplift all members of society and promote economic development.As part of this Declaration of Friendship, we commit to:
  8. Hold regular Summits with increased periodicity;
  9. Elevate the Strategic Dialogue to a Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, of which the Strategic elements would continue to be chaired by the External Affairs Minister of India and the U.S. Secretary of State and the Commercial components of the Dialogue would be led by India’s Minister of Trade and Commerce and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. This reflects the United States` and India`s commitment to strengthen commercial and economic ties to advance mutual prosperity, regional economic growth and stability;
  10. Establish secure hotlines between the Prime Minister of India and the President of the United States of America and National Security Advisors;
  11. Cooperate to develop joint ventures on strategically significant projects;
  12. Build meaningful security and effective counterterrorism cooperation;
  13. Hold regional and multilateral consultations;
  14. Consult and hold regular consultations in multilateral forums; and
  15. Leverage the talents and strengths of our people to enhance sustainable, inclusive development around the globe.
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi presenting a reproduction of telegram sent by USA to the Indian Constituent Assembly in 1946 to the US President, Mr. Barack Obama
 
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi having 'Walk the Talk' with the US President, Mr. Barack Obama
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in ‘One on One’ Talks with the US President, Mr.  Obama

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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