According to some analysts, relations between India and the United States are strained because of the Obama administration`s actions toward Pakistan and the management of the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. [90] [91] India`s National Security Adviser, K. Narayanan, criticized the Obama administration for linked the Kashmir conflict to instability in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and said President Obama had “barked at the wrong tree.” [92] In February 2009, foreign policy also criticized Obama`s action on South Asia and stated that “India can be part of the solution, not part of the problem” in South Asia. He also suggested that India could play a more proactive role in rebuilding Afghanistan, regardless of the Obama administration`s attitude. [93] Clearly referring to the growing gap between the two countries, India decided not to accept a U.S. invitation to a conference on Afghanistan in late February 2009. [94] Bloomberg also reported that public sentiment in India since the Mumbai bombings in 2008 was to push Pakistan to take action against those behind the terrorist attack, and that this could reflect on the upcoming Indian parliamentary elections in May 2009. As a result, the Obama administration may be at odds with India`s rigid attitude against terrorism. [95] Bahraini politicians have tried to strengthen long-standing relations, with Parliament Speaker Khalifa Al Dhahrani chairing a delegation of parliamentarians and business leaders in 2007 to meet with then-opposition leader Pratibha Patil and attend training sessions and media interviews. [347] Politically, it is easier for Bahraini politicians to train and get advice from India than through the United States or any other Western alternative. Ajay Kumar, president and chief executive officer of Fox Petroleum, based in New Delhi, an associate company of Fox Petroleum FZC in the United Arab Emirates, said Mr. Modi had “pulled the best weapon of economic development and growth.” “He gave a red carpet to global players to invest in India,” Kumar added. “It will stimulate all industries, especially small production units and heavy industry.” Relations between Indo-Bangladesh have been somewhat less friendly since the fall of the Mujib government in August 1975.

[113] Over the years, on topics such as South Talpatti Island, the Tin Bigha corridor and access to Nepal, the Farakka Dam and the water division, border conflicts near Tripura and the construction of a barrier along most of the border, which India declares as a security device against migrants insurgents and terrorists.

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