An effort has been made in the present study to analyse the American policy towards India in the Post-Cold War period. It was during the Cold War period relationship between the two democracies the US and India was strained. The relationship was strained due to the conflicting perspective in the Cold War. The main focus of US foreign policy was containment of Communism. India being a
leading non-aligned country was opposed to the Cold War. India became particularly concerned after Pakistan entered into military alliance with the US.
But things changed dramatically after the Cold War. The end of Cold War provided new opportunities for improving relations between the US and India. Indian adherence to democratic path, secularism, free market economy and above all the vast consumer market attracted the Americans. India also relinquished its non-aligned policy as there were no more two super powers. Pakistan has been
sidetracked and the US is now India's largest trading partner. The study presents the relationship between India and America in the Post-Cold War period and seeks to analyze the relation between the two countries during the Presidentship of Bill Clinton.
Author: Amulya K. Tripathy and Rabi Narayan Tripathy