Trump identifies China as an adversary. But is he not facilitating China's expansion in the Af-Pak region at the cost of India's security?
Donald Trump refusing Delhi’s January 26 invite is no rebuff, but brings India and USA to a realistic equal.
| Musings from afar | 5-minute read
The long-time friend of India is sending all the right signals about the priorities of the Trump administration.
Thanks to some deft handling by both sides, PM Modi's US visit turned out to be a huge success.
It is clear that the prime minister has many admirers in the US, and the expectations of delivery from him still remain very high.
Not just opposing New Delhi's inclusion in NSG, the Times has a long history of bias against us.
The long-term answer is for Modi to make India militarily strong and keep all options open and realign its interests as we go along.
Both sides will want to show some concrete results, even if the symbolism of the R-Day honour accorded to Obama is politically powerful in itself.
The hard work will begin when Modi arrives in Washington for his meetings with Obama and other key players in the US administration.
| Rough Cut | 5-minute read
It doesn't help that their first state dinner for Manmohan Singh was marred by gatecrashers.