India's diplomatic balancing act

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A piece following Hillary Clinton's visit to India on the challenges of Indian diplomacy - maintaining good relations with the Obama administration, while at the same time importing much-needed oil from Iran. Dr Pant said: 'India is clearly making an effort to reduce its dependence on Iran, and this is recognized by the US. But domestically, the Indian government cannot be seen to be buckling under any sort of US pressure. So there is a lot of talk of expanding trade ties with Iran.'
Period9 May 2012
Held atThe New York Times, United States