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'What more could India want?'
Michael Krepon President Emeritus and Co-Founder of the Henry L Stimson Center

'India can be an example to the world'
Robert O Blake, Deputy chief of mission, US embassy, New Delhi

'Jehadis cannot take over Pakistan'
Pakistani strategic analyst Moeed Yusuf

'N-deal doesn't help anyone'
Daryl G Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association

'Our problem is with US policy'
CPI-M MP Nilotpal Basu

'India has gone far enough'
Strategic expert Dr Brahma Chellaney

'The N-deal is not justified'
Chief architect of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act Dr Leonard Weiss

'There is no hidden agenda'
South Asia analyst Professor Sumit Ganguly

'N-deal does not bode well for Pak'
Pakistani analyst Dr Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha

'It's not an alliance'
Stephen Cohen of the Brookings Institution

'Bush is one of India's strongest friends'
South Asia expert Walter Andersen

'Trust each other, but remain alert'
Naresh Chandra, India's ambassador to the US, 1996-2001

'US reaching out to India & Pakistan'
Peter Wonacott, The Wall Street Journal's Senior Correspondent for South Asia

'India compromising N-policy'
D Raja, national secretary of the Communist Party of India

'PM more of a lame duck than Bush' Siddharth Varadarajan, Deputy Editor,
The Hindu

'We can trust the government' Ambassador TP Sreenivasan

Complete Coverage:

Date with History: President Bush in India

The India-US nuclear tango

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'The Indians asked for the nuclear deal'

The Bush Visit:
Chat with the Experts


US President George W Bush's visit to India from March 1 to 3 was a landmark event.

The last American President from Bush's Republican party to visit India was Richard Milhous Nixon in 1969. But while that journey was undertaken in an atmosphere of animosity -- between the two governments as well as between Nixon and then Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi -- the Bush visit came on the crest of never seen before cordiality between the world's largest and richest democracies.

The much talked about nuclear deal was just one facet to the visit. Other aspects to the cooperation between New Delhi and Washington, DC -- strategic, economic, technological and agricultural -- were given a boost with the president's passage to India. invited many experts in India and the US to discuss the Bush visit on the Rediff Chat.These included:

Deputy chief of Mission at the American Embassy, New Delhi Robert O Blake, President Emeritus and Co-Founder of the Henry L Stimson Center Michael Krepon, the chief architect of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978 Leonard Weiss, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association Daryl Kimball, Pakistani strategic analyst Moeed Yusuf, CPI-M MP Nilotpal Basu, South Asia expert Sumit Ganguly, Pakistani strategic analyst Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution Stephen P Cohen, South Asia specialist at John Hopkins University Walter Andersen, Former Indian Ambassador to Washington Naresh Chandra, Strategic analyst Brahma Chellaney, Deputy Editor of The Hindu, Siddharth Vardarajan, Ambassador TP Sreenivasan, CPI National Secretary Doraiswamy Raja, and The Wall Street Journal's Senior Correspondent for South Asia Peter Wonacott

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