Fourth, India is now trying to play a greater role in international affairs. New Delhi wants to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC). Moreover, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has rapidly moved from its traditional attitude of non-alignment to that of multi-alignment. With the signing of the Logistics Support Agreement, New Delhi will also benefit from access to US military facilities. On March 27, 2019, India and the United States signed an agreement to “strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation,” including the construction of six U.S. nuclear reactors in India.  The United States had shared BECA`s draft agreement with India. However, India has expressed some reservations about its national security. This was passed on to the American establishment, which maintained it for a long time. However, the United States has now agreed to amend the project to allay India`s fears, paving the way for BECA to be signed by the end of the year,” a source said. After Kennedy`s assassination in 1963, Indo-American relations gradually deteriorated. While Kennedy`s successor, Lyndon B.
Johnson, was trying to maintain relations with India to counter Communist China, he also tried to strengthen relations with Pakistan in the hope of easing tensions with China and weakening India`s military construction.  Relations reached an all-time low in the early 1970s under the Nixon administration. Richard Nixon moved away from the neutral attitude adopted by his predecessors towards Indo-Pakistani hostilities. He forged very close relations with Pakistan and supported it militarily and economically, because India, now led by Indira Gandhi, was considered inclined to the Soviet Union. He saw Pakistan as a very important ally in countering Soviet influence in the Indian subcontinent and establishing ties with China, with which Pakistan was very closely linked.  The frosty personal relationship between Nixon and Indira continued to play the bad relations between the two nations.  During the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, the United States openly supported Pakistan and even used its aircraft carrier USS Enterprise to the Bay of Bengal, which the United States considered a show of force to support the besieged armed forces of western Pakistan. Later in 1974, India conducted its first nuclear test, Smiling Buddha, rejected by the United States, but also concluded that the test was not concluded, and it continued in June 1974 with a delivery of enriched uranium for the Tarapur reactor.   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. In April 2005, a ski agreement was signed, which strengthened trade, tourism and business through increased flights, and Air India purchased 68 Boeing aircraft in the United States for $8 billion.  The United States and India also signed a bilateral agreement on scientific and technological cooperation in 2005.  After Hurricane Katrina, India donated $5 million to the American Red Cross and sent two shipments of aid and assistance aircraft to help. On March 1, 2006, President Bush made another diplomatic visit to strengthen india-U.S. relations between India and the United States.