Closing The Ring On China

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 07/27/2005 12:00 am EDT

Scarcely a word was said in public about military matters during Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent visit to Washington (July 18-20). The rhetoric was all about how the world's oldest democracy and its biggest democracy could come together to develop agriculture, fight terrorism and generally make the world a better place. But foreign ministries around the world connect the Indian prime minister's visit (and President Bush's promised visit to India later this year) with the fact that the two countries have just become, in effect, military allies.

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