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companies. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> the new trade deals, " operations on security, and economic growth. on the final day of his trip to india, of barack obama looks forward to the future of a very special relationship. >> this relationship will be one of the defining partnerships of the 25th century -- 21st century. >> welcome to "gmt." in this program, more concerns
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about the airbus, qantas keeps its fleet grounded. can the world's most expensive fight provide a boost to a struggling economy? midday in london, early morning in washington. 5:30 p.m. in delhi, where president obama is about to address the indian parliament. the relationship is described as one that will define the 21st century. talking more about this live from delhi, our colleague. it seems that president obama of their remotes is on the charm offensive. -- president obama very much is on the charm offensive.
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>> he is a president described it as a salesman rather than a statesman. it is clear that as he comes here tomorrow it is all about creating opportunity for american business and jobs back home. nevertheless, he has used these last couple of days to outline his vision of where the u.s. and india stand. growing the other in more ways than one and have a partnership between them was the one he felt with the fund 21st century. many are waiting to see what he will say the during his speech today in parliament.
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>> as you speak, we can see barack obama in the indian parliament. ready to make his address. we can see those live pictures and tell of barack obama. about to address the members of parliament. this is an important relationship in geopolitical
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terms. pakistan is a neighbor that is crucial to india and washington. >> that is right. he said -- >> hello? >> he said -- >> we can see barack obama signing something in the indian parliament. geopolitics and an important relationship. >> that is right. the situation in east asia, which everyone took as a reference to china. there is of course the issue of
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pakistan, which they're very sensitive about. stepping around this thorny issue. making sure that the united states would not take an active role, but was willing to step in as required. it has taken everyone here by surprise, the way in which president obama has described the relationship as one where he sees a bigger role for india globally. talking about cooperation in afghanistan. suggesting he would like to see the taking on of an active role in a number of areas. >> the audience, listening to him about to speak, the indian
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president sitting next to barack obama. a world of nuclear weapons -- a world without nuclear weapons, one of the important topics. he will be speaking shortly. in the meantime, let's carry on more about the important things being discussed. the idea here is that they will go for the less controversial issues first? >> he seems to think that india has the right approach and was very sincere in his approach to
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pakistan's issues. problem is that the u.s. and pakistan have a very different relationship tied to u.s. policy in afghanistan. that support is needed in the fighting against al qaeda. making it difficult for washington to take a stronger line against pakistan and they would like. sometimes things are diverted into the same time many indians feel the sun and the washington does not taken strong line. very difficult issues on both sides. sidestepping around them,
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perhaps looking for common ground on these issues. >> thank you so much. we will return live to the coverage of the indian parliament when barack obama addresses the indian parliament. this is of course the beginning of his 10 date tour of asia. we will have more analysis later on "bbc world news america." president obama is expected to start speaking very soon, but in the meantime let's take a look at the other stories making headlines around the world. technicians found oil leaks in the engines of several more
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super jumbo aircraft. all of them were new model engines fitted to new airplanes. >> this is supposed to be party time for the australia national brand, qantas. the brand ambassador, john travolta, flying in to celebrate. but news of a further setback in addition to the airplanes being forced to make an emergency landing. giving the airline at what is being called slight anomalies. problems revealed on two engines. the new faults include oil been found where oil should not be suggesting that the airplanes
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will be on the tarmac for the next few days. >> oil leaks have been discovered on three engines. they have been removed for further testing. we are now planning that the fleet will remain out of sorts for the next 72 hours. the focus of the investigation has narrowed to the possibility of an oil leak in the turbine area. however, investigations on other areas of the engine are continuing to move out other potential issues. >> over the weekend the passengers who had been on board were forced to make an emergency landing in singapore. fleet destruction is causing big headaches for the airline and elsewhere. 1300 passengers are still thought to be stranded. where three super-jumbo's have
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been grounded. although the airline says that it should be days rather than weeks before the problems are put right, as yet neither the airline nor the engine manufacturer have identified the cause of the problems. >> a top-level conference has begun in iraq. iraq has been without a new government since the parliamentary elections in march. let's return to delhi, where we have live coverage of barack obama at the indian parliament. >> most of all, the people of india. i think you for the great honor -- i thank you for the great honor of addressing the
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representatives of more than 1 billion indians. the world's largest democracy. [applause] [laughter] i bring the grieving and friendship of the world's oldest democracy, the united states of america. including 3 million patriotic indian americans. over the last three days my wife and i have experienced the beauty and the dynamism of india and its people. from the majesty to the advanced technologies. from the celebrations with school children to the
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innovators who are the economic rivals. from the university students that will chart the future to you, leaders that helped to bring india to this moment of extraordinary providence. at every stop we have been welcomed with a hospitality for which indians have always been known. to you and the people of india on behalf of myself, my wife, and the american people, please except my deepest thanks use. [unintelligible] [applause] i am not the first american president to visit india. nor will i be the last. but i am proud to visit india so
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early in my presidency. it is no coincidence that india is my first stop. or that this has been my longest visit to another country since becoming president. in asia and around the world, india is not simply emerging. india has emerged. it is my firm belief that the relationship between the united states and india, bound by our shared interests and are shared values, will be one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century. this is a partnership i have come here to build. a vision that our nation can realize together. my confidence in our shared future is grounded in my respect
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for india's treasured texts. civilizations that have been shaking the world for thousands of years. indians unlocked the intricacies of the human body? the vastness of our universe. it is no exaggeration to say that our information age is rooted in indian and of nations. including zero. fortunately not only opening our minds, but it expanded a moral imagination. religious texts that still summon the faithful for discipline and pellets that imagine a future where the mind is without fear in the heavens and the head is held high. when a man whose message of love and justice and jurors, the
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father of your nation, mahatma gandhi. for me and michele, this visit has held special meaning. include worked as a young man on behalf of the urban poor, i have always found inspiration in the life of jesus. in his simple and profound message to be the change that we seek. just as love what gandhi influence champions, he influenced me. he influenced martin luther king. after making his pilgrimage to india, he followed the philosophy of non-violent resistance. the only logical and moral
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approach in the struggle for justice. [applause] so, we were honored to visit [unintelligible] we were humbled to pay our respects. i am mindful that i might not be standing before you today as president of the united states had not been for dundee and the message that he shared with the entire world -- andgahndgahndi e message that he shared with the entire world. an ancient civilization, a fundamental faith in human progress.
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ever since that stroke of midnight when the three colors were raised over the independent india. despite the skeptics who said that this country was too large, to port, too diverse to succeed, you have surmounted overwhelming odds. instead of slipping into starvation, you have marched their revolution. investing in science and technology. your greatest resource is the indian people. the world sees the results of the supercomputer is the to have built. instead of resisting the global economy, you became one of its engines. unleashing an economic marvel that has brought tens of
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billions of people from poverty. instead of succumbing to division, you have shown that the strength and the very idea is the embrace of all people. and it is the diversity represented in this chamber today. fate's celebrated by a visitor to my hotel in chicago more than one century ago. and [unintelligible] he said that holiness, purity, a charity, are not the exclusive possessions of a new church in the world, and that any system can produce men and women of the
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most exalted character. instead of the false notion of progress at the expense of freedom, he built the institution upon which true democracy falls. free and fair elections that allows citizens to choose their own leaders. an independent judiciary with ruled wall that allows people to address their grievances. the vibrant, civil society that allows every voice to be heard. this year, as india marks 60 years with a strong and independent constitution, india has succeeded not in spite of democracy, but because of democracy. [applause] just as india has changed, so
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too has the relationship between our nations. in the decades after independence, in the advanced its interests as a crowd leader, but too often we found ourselves on opposite sides. the strange by cold war. those days are over. feared two successive governments led by two different parties have recognized that he beat her partnership is natural. in the united states my predecessors have worked to bring us closer on a landmark civil nuclear agreement. [applause] since that time, people in both
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of our countries have asked -- how can we build on this and realize the full potential of our partners? that is what i want to address. the futures sought by the united states in an interconnected world and why i think india is indispensable to this vision. how can we forge a truly global partnership? not just in a few areas, but many. not just for mutual benefit, but the benefit of the world. of course fellow only india can determine their own national interests on the world stage. i stand before you because i am convinced that the interests of the united states and those that we share with india are best advance in partnership. i believe that.
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the security of our country, our allies and partners, we think prosperity, a strong and growing economy and open respect for universal values as well as a just and sustainable international order to meet global challenges through stronger global cooperation. to advance these interest i have committed the united states through comprehensive engagement with the world based on mutual interest and respect. the central pillar of this engagement is forging deeper cooperation with 21st century centers of influence. that must necessarily include india. india is not the only emerging power in the world.
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but relationships between our country is unique. we are two strong democracies whose constitutions begin with the same words. the same revolutionary words. we, the people. two great republic's dedicated to the liberty and equality of all people. we are two free market economies where the people have the freedom to pursue innovation and ideas. which is why i believe that india and america are indispensable partner is for meeting these challenges. [applause] since taking office i have made our relationship a priority and was proud to welcome the prime minister for the first official state visit of my presidency. [applause] for the first time ever, our
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governments are working together across a range of challenges that we face. let me say it as clearly as i can. the united states not only welcomes india as a rising global power, we further support in making that a reality. together with our partners we have made the g-20 the international forum that the premier of global cooperation and decision making. we have increased the role of emerging economies. we have valued india's important role at copenhagen. standing by those actions. and long history as a leading contributor to the united nations peacekeeping force.
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we welcome in kiev on the united nations security council. -- we welcome india on the united nations security council. [applause] >> hello and welcome. >> see the news unfold, get the top stories from around the globe and click to play reports. go to to experience the in-depth, expert reporting of "bbc world news" online. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank.
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