Despite Indira Gandhi`s return to power in 1980, relations between the two countries gradually improved, although India did not support the United States in its role in the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. The Reagan administration, led by US President Ronald Reagan, provided only limited aid to India. India has explored Washington by buying a range of US defense technologies, including F-5 aircraft, supercomputers, night vision goggles and radars. In 1984, Washington authorized the delivery to India of several technologies, including gas turbines for naval disposals and engines for prototype light combat aircraft in India. There have also been unprecedented technology transfers, including the order from an American company, Continental Electronics, for the design and construction of a new VLF communication station in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, which was commissioned in the late 1980s.  However, it was not until the late 1990s that the two countries made considerable efforts to improve their relations.  In July 2005, Prime Minister Bush received Manmohan Singh in Washington, D.C. The two Heads of State and Government announced the successful conclusion of the NSSP and other agreements that have further improved cooperation in the fields of civil nuclear energy, civil space and high-tech trade. Other initiatives announced were an economic dialogue between the United States and India, the fight against HIV/AIDS, disaster relief, technology cooperation, an agricultural knowledge initiative, a trade policy forum, an energy dialogue, a CEO forum, and a mutual support initiative for the promotion of democracy and freedom.  In March 2006, President Bush paid a reciprocal visit to India, which reviewed the progress of these initiatives and launched new initiatives. In June 2010, the United States and India formally revived the U.S.-India strategic dialogue, initiated by President Bush, when a large delegation of senior Indian officials, led by Secretary of State S.M Krishna, visited Washington, D.C.
As head of the U.S. delegation, Secretary of State Clinton hailed India as “an indispensable partner and a trusted friend.”  President Obama briefly appeared at a U.S. State Department reception to affirm his firm belief that America`s relationship with India will be “one of the dominant partnerships of the twenty-first century.”  The policy dialogue resulted in a joint statement in which the two countries committed to “deepening people-to-business and government-to-government ties.” for the mutual benefit of both countries and the promotion of peace, stability, economic growth and prosperity in the world.  He outlined important bilateral initiatives in each of the ten key areas: (1) Promoting global security and counter-terrorism, (2) Disarmament and non-proliferation, (3) Trade and economic relations, (4) High technology, (5) Energy security, clean energy and climate change; (6) Agriculture, (7) Education, (8) Health, (9) Science and Technology and (10) Development.  This decision applies only to Mr. Narendra Modi. It is based on the fact that as head of government in Gujarat, he was responsible for the performance of public institutions at that time between February 2002 and May 2002. The Detailed Views of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this subject can be found in its annual national reports on human rights practices and in the International Report on Religious Freedom. Both reports refer to the violence in Gujarat from February 2002 to May 2002 and cite the report of the Indian National Human Rights Commission, which states that “the state government has failed to control the continuing violation of the rights to life, liberty, equality and dignity of state citizens”.  In July 2005, President Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh created a new program called the Trade Policy Forum.  It is headed by a representative of each nation.
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