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the US House of Representatives has appealed to the United Nations to take necessary steps to make New Delhi a permanent member of the Security Council.
The resolution, which has been sent to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for necessary action, noted that India is the largest democratic country in the world in which all political views are freely expressed and respected.
and is one of the largest contributors of troops to UN-mandated peacekeeping missions, it said.
Originally posted by SmedleyBurlap
Can anyone give me a brief history of US/India relations? The two countries never seemed especially close to me, even though India is a democracy and has been doing business with America for some time. As I recall, India became friendly with the USSR shortly after its independence from the UK; I'm not sure what became of this relationship or how India warmed up to Washington.