The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Saturday said the cables from the U.S. embassy in India released by the WikiLeaks provide a revealing picture of India-U.S. relations and the extent of American interference in India's domestic political affairs.
“The manner in which the U.S. Embassy intervened to influence Indian political parties and opinion-makers on the nuclear deal, the pressures on foreign policy matters such as the attitude towards Iran, are all laid out. One cable reports that Indian officials are loathe to admit publicly that India and the U.S. have begun coordinating foreign policies,” the party Polit Bureau said in a statement here.
The party said: “The cables set out how relations have improved to make ‘Delhi much more amenable to co-operating' and show the actual state of India-U.S. relations after the signing of the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal.”
Referring to another cable, the Polit Bureau said, “It states that they have a ‘true partner in the current Indian government led by Manmohan Singh.' In contrast, in another cable the U.S. diplomat has made objectionable remarks about the CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat who is not amenable to their interests.
“As the WikiLeaks cables from around the world have shown, the United States pursues single-mindedly its imperialist interests. The unfortunate part is the complicity of the Manmohan Singh government in furthering some of these interests,'' the statement said.