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Maruti stopped producing the M, its first model, and the Zen that competed directly with the Santro and Matiz some time ago. Since its launch in OctoberHyundai has sold more than 1.
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GM has sold over 1,65, units of the Spark in seven years since taking over the car portfolio of Daewoo. Sources said the companies now believe that the models have reached the end of their life cycle. If the vehicle proves its worth in the eyes of the consumer, the consumer demand forces the manufacturer to continue with the vehicle. At a time when the Santro was launched, the market had also seen high-profile launches of the Daewoo Matiz and Tata Indica.
The demand for the Santro was so high that Hyundai started making cash profits within seven months of launch, said BVR Subbu, one of the key architects in establishing the brand in India. India and the United States have taken on China over both its connectivity project, as well as its maritime domain in South China sea, even as the two largest democracies also cautioned Pakistan together against cross-border terror attacks. The Wire has compared the key issues in the joint statements from to to trace changes in priority.
The leaders expressed concern about rising tensions over maritime territorial disputes, and affirmed the importance of safeguarding maritime security and ensuring freedom of navigation and over flight throughout the region, especially in the South China Sea. The Prime Minister and President called on all parties to avoid the use, or threat of use, of force in advancing their claims. The two leaders urged the concerned parties to pursue resolution of their territorial and maritime disputes through all peaceful means, in accordance with universally recognised principles of international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
They resolved that the United States and India should look to each other as priority partners in the Asia Pacific and the Indian Ocean region. Recognising the significant progress achieved in these endeavours, the leaders agreed to take further measures to strengthen their partnership.
In accordance with the tenets outlined in the U. Charter, they committed to a set of common principles for the region, according to which sovereignty and international law are respected and every country can prosper. To this end, the leaders: While the talks in Washington were going on, the Sino-Indian border was facing a serious incident.
The reading of the rest of the first section of the India-US joint statement is not likely to bring down tempers in Beijing.
The first two points are a direct reference to the South China dispute, even though just like inthe document does not mean it by name. The joint statement and the vision document had both specifically mentioned freedom of navigation and overflight within South China Sea. However, the new entrant in this section is the common stance taken on regional connectivity.
Terrorism and Pakistan September The leaders reaffirmed their deep concern over the continued threat posed by terrorism, most recently highlighted by the dangers presented by the ISIL, and underlined the need for continued comprehensive global efforts to combat and defeat terrorism.
The leaders stressed the need for joint and concerted efforts, including the dismantling of safe havens for terrorist and criminal networks, to disrupt all financial and tactical support for networks such as Al Qaeda,Lashkar-e Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, the D-Company, and the Haqqanis.
They reiterated their call for Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the November terrorist attack in Mumbai to justice. They pledged to enhance criminal law enforcement, security, and military information exchanges, and strengthen cooperation on extradition and mutual legal assistance. Through operational cooperation through their law enforcement agencies, they aimed to prevent the spread of counterfeit currency and inhibit the use of cyberspace by terrorists, criminals, and those who use the internet for unlawful purposes, and to facilitate investigation of criminal and terrorist activities.
The leaders also committed to identify modalities to exchange terrorist watch lists. President Obama pledged to help India counter the threat of improvised explosive devices with information and technology. The leaders committed to pursue provision of U. The two sides noted the recent U. The President and the Prime Minister further agreed to continue to work toward an agreement to share information on known and suspected terrorists.
They also agreed to enter discussions to deepen collaboration on UN terrorist designations, and reiterated their call for Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the November terrorist attack in Mumbai to justice. They resolved to redouble their efforts, bilaterally and with other like-minded countries, to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorism anywhere in the world and the infrastructure that supports them.
In this context, they directed their officials to identify specific new areas of collaboration at the next meeting of U. Recognising an important milestone in the U. They also called for Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai and Pathankot terrorist attacks to justice.
They resolved that India and the United States will fight together against this grave challenge to humanity. India appreciated the United States designation of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leader as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist as evidence of the commitment of the United States to end terror in all its forms.
In this spirit, the leaders welcomed a new consultation mechanism on domestic and international terrorist designations listing proposals. America under the Truman administration leaned towards favouring India in the late s as a consequence of most U. American officials perceived India's policy of non-alignment negatively. Grady told then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru that the United States did not consider neutrality to be an acceptable position. Grady told the State Department in December that he had informed Nehru "that this is a question that cannot be straddled and that India should get on the democratic side immediately.
His tour of the US was "an undiplomatic disaster" that left bad feelings on both sides. India tried to act as a broker to help end that war, and served as a conduit for diplomatic messages between the US and China. Meanwhile, poor harvests forced India to ask for American aid for its food security, which was given starting in The Soviet Union provided about half as much in monetary terms, however made much larger contributions in kind, taking the form of infrastructural aid, soft loans, technical knowledge transfer, economic planning and skills involved in the areas of steel millsmachine buildinghydro-electric power and other heavy industries especially nuclear energy and space research.
Eisenhower at Parliament House, before the President's address to a joint session of Parliament, InDwight D. Eisenhower was the first US President to visit India to strengthen the staggering ties between the two nations.
He was so supportive that the New York Times remarked, "It did not seem to matter much whether Nehru had actually requested or been given a guarantee that the US would help India to meet further Chinese Communist aggression. What mattered was the obvious strengthening of Indian—American friendship to a point where no such guarantee was necessary.
Kennedy, Vice-President Lyndon B. Kennedy 's Presidency —63India was considered a strategic partner and counterweight to the rise of Communist China.
Kennedy said, Chinese Communists have been moving ahead the last 10 years. India has been making some progress, but if India does not succeed with her million people, if she can't make freedom work, then people around the world are going to determine, particularly in the underdeveloped world, that the only way they can develop their resources is through the Communist system.
The Kennedy administration openly supported India during the Sino-Indian war and considered the Chinese action as "blatant Chinese Communist aggression against India". Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and General Maxwell Taylor advised the president to use nuclear weapons should the Americans intervene in such a situation.
Kennedy insisted that Washington defend India as it would any ally, saying, "We should defend India, and therefore we will defend India. As an economist, he also presided over the at the time largest US foreign aid program to any country.WHY US AND INDIA ARE NATURAL ALLIES AND THE RELATION IS GETTING STRONGER DAY BY DAY?
Following the assassination of Kennedy inIndo-US relations deteriorated gradually. While Kennedy's successor Lyndon Johnson sought to maintain relations with India to counter Communist China,  he also sought to strengthen ties with Pakistan with the hopes of easing tensions with China and weakening India's growing military buildup as well. Richard Nixon shifted away from the neutral stance which his predecessors had taken towards Indo-Pakistani hostilities.
He established a very close relationship with Pakistan, aiding it militarily and economically, as India, now under the leadership of Indira Gandhiwas seen as leaning towards the Soviet Union.
He considered Pakistan as a very important ally to counter Soviet influence in the Indian subcontinent and establish ties with China, with whom Pakistan was very close.
Later inIndia conducted its first nuclear test, Smiling Buddhawhich was opposed by the US, however it also concluded that the test did not violate any agreement and proceeded with a June shipment of enriched uranium for the Tarapur reactor. In the late s, with the anti-Soviet Janata Party leader Morarji Desai becoming the Prime Minister, India improved its relations with the US, now led by Jimmy Carterdespite the latter signing an order in barring nuclear material from being exported to India due to India's non-proliferation record.
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The Reagan Administration provided limited assistance to India. India sounded out Washington on the purchase of a range of US defence technology, including F-5 aircraft, super computers, night vision goggles and radars.
In Washington approved the supply of selected technology to India including gas turbines for naval frigates and engines for prototypes for India's light combat aircraft. There were also unpublicised transfers of technology, including the engagement of a US company, Continental Electronics, to design and build a new VLF communications station at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, which was commissioned in the late s.