Obama's Visit in India

Barack Obama’s visit to India from 6-9 November 2010 has, overall, been positive, irrespective of an earlier skepticism in the media. The expansion of economic relations had been a priority. Politically, Obama surprised commentators with his statement, that his government would welcome India’s membership in a reformed UN Security Council “in the years to come.” Altogether he tried to strengthen the bi-lateral relations and acknowledged India’s role as a world power.

Commentary by Klaus Voll, FEPS Correspondent in Asia