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President Barack Obama Addresses Students In India

MUMBAI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 06: - US President Barack Obama interacts with Indian students at St. Xavier's College on November 6, 2010 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Solaris Images/Getty Images)

Obama Wishes To Become India’s “Best Partner”

On Monday, which is also the final day of his stay in India, President Barack Obama addressed a town hall-style meeting with the young students of Delhi. During this gathering of activists and university students, the President said that America can become the “best partner” of India. He also spoke at a joint business forum and there he said that there was a lot of potential in the country which was still untapped. Those untapped potential may lead to the furtherance of US-Indian economic relationship. The town hall meeting took place at the Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi where Obama has gone as the chief guest at India’s Republic Day military parade.

 Town Hall Meeting Attended By Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi

The town hall meeting was attended by 2000 people, of who most were students. One notable exception was Kailash Satyarthi, who is the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner. The packed hall cheered as Obama said that the bettering of relationship between America and India was on of the most important partnership of this century. The break through pact is that US companies will now be able to supply India with civilian nuclear technology.

Insurers To Bear Responsibility In Case Of Accident

The bone of contention till date was who would be responsible in case there was any nuclear accident. Now, a large insurance pool will be set up and financial risk will be transferred to the insurers in the case of an accident. Obama, along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a strong relation between the two countries would lead to a better world. President Obama also said, “We’re moving in the right direction,” “That said, we all know that the US-India economic relationship is also defined by so much untapped potential.”