November 24th, 2009
09:52 AM ET
9 years ago

Indian prime minister arrives at White House

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Sing arrived at the White House Tuesday morning.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Sing arrived at the White House Tuesday morning.

Washington (CNN) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh - speaking on Tuesday at the White House for a visit - said India and the United States "are separated by distance, but bound together by the values of democracy, rule of law, and respect for fundamental human freedoms. over the years."

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  1. democracy, rule of law, and respect


    not what I hear from my friends that come from India

    your century old caste system is alive and well

    your labor and sex slavery system is making big profits

    how about this... fix one thing... just this and later the problems I listed above

    How about you keep your work visa people at home, we need jobs for our own citizens

    Our corporations don't give a hoot about us, so I am appealing to you as a fellow follower of democracy, rule of law, and respect .

    November 24, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  2. strong

    I guess they spew the same old rhetoric in India too. Lies.

    November 24, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  3. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but...

    "India and the United States "are separated by distance, but bound together by the values of democracy, rule of law, and respect for fundamental human freedoms. over the years."

    That's just swell, now how about giving us back all of those customer service and IT jobs? Have a nice day!

    November 24, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  4. southerncousin

    I don't know for what yet, but I am sure the the apologizer in chief will apologize for previous administration upholding their oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

    November 24, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  5. Duck Fallas

    The US and India should join forces and pop AfPakistan like a zit.

    November 24, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  6. not alone

    pres will agree to send them another 2 mil. jobs just like the repulicants did while they where in charge.of course it was 6 mil jobs they handed them and china in the interst of free trade bull crap.

    November 24, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  7. J.C. - Independent 4 Public Option

    Welcome! PM Singh! We really need to talk.

    November 24, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  8. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    India will prefer the U.S. stay longer in Afghanistan.

    November 24, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  9. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Do a story about the dinner list for the State Dinner. Remember all those promises about being bi partisan during the campaign. Also look at all the dinners during the Bush administration and you will notice that democrats were always invited. No republicans on the list for Obama's dinner. Come on CNN, show a little guts and feistiness instead of kowtowing to Obama and the liberals, run that story.

    November 24, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  10. Scott, Tucson

    Nice quote from Prime Minister Sing, maybe obama will take it to heart.

    November 24, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  11. Sian

    It would seem India is lining up to step in where China left off. Cheaper labor, slightly better human rights standards, and a great knowledge of technology. I sense a stronger partnership in the works!

    November 24, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  12. Beverly in NC

    Let's hope we can secure a commitment from India to help with Afighanistan. They have political connections within the country that could help us end our presence there sooner and by India's involvement spur Pakistan to take a more active and believable role as well.

    We need to get out of Afghanistan and only run special-ops missions when we get intelligence on locations of insurgents or activity in the Kyber Pass.

    Without serious commitment from Karzai, their military, or their people to advance their country – we are just wasting our time, money, and lives of our soldiers.

    November 24, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  13. Mike in LR

    I'm sure BO bowed down before this dude too. He's going to have a sore back from bowing down to everyone.

    Quite funny really. His groveling before world leaders has gotten him nothing from them but disdain. Keep up the good foreign policy. I mean sheesh, which is worse being scorned but respected (Bush) or being laughed at and taken as a joke (BO).

    November 24, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  14. Fitz in Texas

    Nice State dinner put on by the Obama's and it's reported a lot of those Hollyweirds will be there. Once again Obama doesn't want to be worried by that pesky little war, where our men are dying yet the President ignores them and General McCrystal.

    God bless our troops and keep them safe and God bless this nation and her people because Lord knows with this President we need all the blessing we can get.

    November 24, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  15. 60's survivor

    good start

    November 24, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  16. Greg, MN

    Someone has informed the President that this is not the same Indians from the old stories about the Pilgrims, right? I can just here him talking about the first Thanksgiving with the PM. He already has a terrible reputation with foreign dignitaries on protocol as it is.

    November 24, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  17. mercado

    Good to see the Indian PM meeting with the President(my dad is from India). Hopefully, this goes well.

    November 24, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |