Nawaz on Indian PM’s US Visit

Deutsche Welle quotes South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to the United States:

“Despite setbacks related to the 2008 nuclear agreement – which was designed to facilitate nuclear cooperation between the United States and India – New Delhi’s relations with Washington remain on an upward trajectory. Trade and services especially tie the two countries together,” says Shuja Nawaz, director of the South Asia Center at the US-based Atlantic Council.

Indo-US trade relations have strengthened in recent years, increasing from 9 billion USD in 1995 to 86 billion USD in 2011, according to US government data. There are, however, considerable economic challenges.