Friday, November 05, 2010

Obama In India: Is U.S. really frustrated with Indian bureaucracy?

JUST ahead of U.S. president’s Barack Obama’s high-profile three-day-long visit to India beginning Saturday, a noted American author and former official during Jimmy Carter administration, has said the U.S. is frustrated with Indian bureaucracy. While talking to, Michael Krepon, a co-founder of the Stimson Centre and former official of U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency talked about bureaucratic bottlenecks in India.
He further said that Indians today have great frustration over bureaucracy. “The United States has great frustration with the Indian bureaucracy. I understand Indians also have great frustration with Indian bureaucracy, but it is very hard to change patterns of behaviour from the past even though the situation today is so much different from the Cold War,” he told to popular online media,
Obama is expected to pressurize Indian policy makers to change rules in India and give more market access to American companies. One of the main agenda that US president may take up during his visit is opening up of multi-brand retail for foreign companies, for which DIPP came out with a draft discussion paper a few months ago. US company Wal Mart among others are expected to gain from the move.
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1 comment:

  1. But for the bureaucracy,our politicians would have sold this country.US may be thinking that with a dummy PM,they can blackmail India's power to be with the list of those having Swiss bank accounts and which they are reputed to be in possession of.