21 October, 2020

Stars And Stripes With The Tricolour

Ties between India and US, the world’s largest democracies, have seen highs and lows, before showing a steady upswing in the past 20 years.

Stars And Stripes With The Tricolour

  • December, 1959:Dwight Eisenhower was the first US President to visit India in December 1959 at the height of the Cold War. Worried about China after the Korean War, he reached out to India in an attempt to halt the expansion of Communism. He also addressed Parliament.

  • Early 1960s to 1967: John F. Kennedy, though much admired in India, never visited the country. His successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, visited Pakistan in Dec 1967, but stayed away, since India was a supporter of the Vietnamese people’s struggle for liberation against US occupiers.

  • July-August 1969:Richard Nixon also visited India when he visited the subcontinent in August 1969, but his main...


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