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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
Given India's long and historic links to Europe - and particularly the UK - this should really come as no surprise.
as mentioned by surfup
"Many Europeans also believe India — which is pressing for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council — could be a multilateralist ally in resisting what they see as the current US administration’s unilateralism."
I wonder How U.S. feels about this, especially this coming after Bush's reelection success.
Originally posted by Seekerof
India is an economic vacuum sucking up anyone who wishes to participate, the U.S. included. 'Friends' embodies what exactly? An economic 'friend', an military 'friend', perhaps a social 'friend'? 'Friend,' in the applied case of the article, is simply a reference to some members within the EU who are seeking 'friends' to agree with their international policy towards the U.S. (ie: Germany and France).
Btw, the U.S. military has been working with the Indian AirForce of late, in bettering relations and cooperation with the U.S. My guess is the EU sees this and is trying to 'play' in India also.