“The two leaders (Narendra Modi and Donald Trump) have decided to make a formal commitment to a free trade agreement between the two major economies. My own feeling is that America will also win a lot with this Indian partnership,” Goyal said on the occasion of India-USA economic history: opportunity, innovation, entrepreneurship. The meeting was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Us-India Business Council (USIBC) on the occasion of US President Donald Trump`s visit to India. “India should not waste time now. It must act quickly before other countries seal the agreements,” S.K. Saraf, president of the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), told Indianarrative.com. We need to restart discussions on the deadlock in free trade agreements and other trade pacts in order to take account of the changing geopolitical order. The current anti-Chinese sentiment in Europe could help India at this point, and we must not waste our chance. Britain and France had territories in North and South America, as well as in the Indian subcontinent. In 1778, when France declared war on Britain, fighting broke out between the British and French colonies in India.  This marked the beginning of the Second Anglo-Mysore War. Hyder Ali, the sultan of the kingdom of Mysore, allied himself with the French. From 1780 to 1783, Franco-Mysorean troops fought in several campaigns against the British in western and southern India, in several places such as Mahé and Mangalore.
In January 2017, Peter Lavoy, senior director of South Asian affairs at the U.S. National Security Council, said the partnership between India and the United States under Barack Obama had been “incredibly successful.” Lavoy said: “I can tell you definitively that our partnerships have helped thwart several terrorist attacks. Indian and American lives have been saved by this partnership.   The influence of a large Indo-American community is reflected in the largest caucus per country in the U.S. Congress, while between 2009 and 2010, more than 100,000 Indian students attended American colleges and universities.  Since 2004, Washington and New Delhi have had a “strategic partnership” based on common values and generally converging geopolitical interests. Many economic, security and global initiatives – including civil nuclear cooperation plans – are underway. The latter initiative, first launched in 2005, has cancelled three decades of U.S. non-proliferation policy. Also in 2005, the United States and India signed a 10-year framework defence agreement to expand bilateral security cooperation. Both countries participated in numerous unprecedented combined military exercises, and large U.S. arms sales to India were concluded.