Monday, November 8, 2010


        Many have said that India is one emerging market that the United States will never quite crack. It has been said that they are just too different, just too suspicious, of both The U.S. and her ally in Pakistan. However, this is clearly not true. While Indian-American political relations have not progressed in any significant way since the two nations’ signing of a landmark nuclear deal in 2007, economic pressure will continue to drive the two countries closer together. At first glance, India seems less integral to the United States than India, but when one looks closer, an entire new array of cultural and economic bonds come to light. The services that many Indians provide to those in the United States clearly tie the United States to it South-Asian Partner. Americans of today will grow up thinking of Indians as those who provided efficient services, their view of the Chinese will be the opposite. China has made its name building products that carry the names of brands that were established, and are sold, in the west. Thus, there will be no record of collaboration between the two countries in the coming years. Chinese companies will be forced to build their own identities from scratch, with little help from an inoculated populace. As Tata motors expands into the United States, there will be no great outcry against an invasion of Indian business, controlled by a potentially hostile government, as there would (or more likely, will) be when Geely attempts to do the same.
         These commercial contacts will go a long way toward strengthening the U.S.-Indian relationship in the realm of statecraft as well. With the impending sale of billions of dollars worth of arms to India, the United States has already shown that it trusts India more than China, as for India alone was it willing to lift bans on the export of certain possible military use technologies. This freeing of trade between two giants holds many portents, of a possible end to the conflict between the two nations at the Doha round of world trade talks, and even, in the distant future, the first seeds of a free trade agreement between two of the world's largest economies. As the United States and India grow closer, the “Chimerica” relationship is bound to suffer, as rising wages in China drive manufacturers from the country, multinationals will search for the nation that makes it the easiest to export to the United States, and it is almost certain that that nation will be India.
    -G. Ferrante

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