Superlatives flow as do the hugs, while the joint statement’s references to Pakistan, China and North Korea show greater India-US convergence at the strategic level.
Addressing a sizeable gathering of Indian Americans, Modi also praised Sushma Swaraj for her “good governance” and listed the highlights of his tenure.
Modi and Trump will have one-on-one talks followed by a meeting between delegations. They will then make statements and go in for a working dinner, the first White House dinner for a foreign leader.
As India repositions itself and adjusts to new realities, ties with the US remain key for both strategic and economic reasons, and the convergence of interest is unlikely to disappear.
US executives are increasingly being asked by their CEOs to explain and assess the impact of the apparent rise in communal violence in India.
In a clear articulation of a new Afghan policy, James Mattis and Rex Tillerson have virtually ruled out any political settlement with the Taliban.
What can or should the US do to change the trajectory of tragedy in Afghanistan?
As human rights take a backseat in US foreign policy, a coalition of Indian Americans released a comprehensive report on human rights abuses in India on Capitol Hill.
US patience with Pakistan appears to have finally run out. But whether this will mean Washington will try something different with Pakistan remains to be seen.
US experts are raging at Trump’s haste, just as Chinese experts are serene they have the upper hand.
Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhury’s comments show he wants to ensure Afghanistan doesn’t become a beneficiary of the US’s disenchantment with Pakistan.
India’s nuclear doctrine may appear to be undergoing a shift towards conducting a ‘counterforce strike’ against Pakistan, but some experts see this as “mind games” that could set off a worrying chain of events in the region.
Discourse on internet forums throws up allegations of “reverse discrimination” even as hate crimes against Indians rise in the US.
A new report by US-based experts has called for the Trump administration to take a tougher stand against Pakistan to urge it to turn its back on terrorist groups.
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The passionate opponents include two newly elected members of the US Congress – Pramila Jayapal and Raja Krishnamoorthi – and Nisha Biswal and Manpreet Anand, who served as diplomats in the Obama administration.
With the victory of five Indian Americans, the community, which is roughly 1% of the population, got about 1% representation in the US Congress.
Trump’s choice of Peter Navarro and Wilbur Ross for his cabinet – both hard-liners on China – might mean that he intends to break from existing policy on China.
Donald Trump ran a free-wheeling campaign with a skeletal staff, which somehow worked for him, until now. Now it’s reality time, and the lack of planning and foresight is costing him dear.
The naming of an open racist like Stephen Bannon raises concerns about the Trump administration’s agenda
The reopening of the probe into Clinton’s email server is re-energising Donald Trump’s voters while potentially depressing the Democratic Party base.
A new report outlines six ‘must-do’ tasks to bolster ties, including encouraging India to raise FDI in defence. But geopolitics, counterterrorism and cyber security will need attention too.
Shalabh Kumar of the Republican Hindu Coalition cast the event not as an Indian American but a “Hindu American” rally, a nomenclature that would make many members of the community uncomfortable.
The goal of Mushahid Hussain Syed and Shezra Mansab Khan Ali seems to have been to shame and scare the US and India through sarcasm, untruths and half-truths served with a large helping of self-promotion.
The White House reaction to the Indian ‘surgical strikes’ seems aimed at ensuring the Pakistani side does not attempt retaliatory action.
The fact that former Afghan president Hamid Karzai quickly added his voice to Modi’s and signs that Bangladesh may soon officially declare support for the Baloch nationalists are being seen as direct results of India’s new stand on the issue.
Donald Trump appointing Stephen Bannon is true to form, only furthering the narrow, racist and identity-driven nature of his campaign.
It is close to impossible to find out whether Shah Rukh Khan is on a US watch list and why, let alone remedying the problem.
“India doesn’t seem to understand that the ‘process’ is where the game is being played and that’s why the minor objectors are more problematic than China in some ways,” says an analyst.
China successfully stared down the US in Seoul while trying to control the nuclear order – once an American playing field where Washington set the rules.
Meanwhile, a new bill going through the US Congress attempts to block $450 million in aid to Pakistan for its failure take action against the Haqqani Network.
The planes, which were to be a parting gift from the Obama administration to the Pakistani military became a symbol of all that is wrong with US policy on Pakistan.
Narendra Modi is vigorously taking forward the Indo-US nuclear deal to end India’s “nuclear apartheid” and engineer its acceptance as a nuclear weapons power on the world stage.
India has managed to create a space for itself at the nuclear high table despite global apprehensions over its nuclear security policy. But it may be time to address these concerns.
US cable channels have repeatedly been accused of a bias against the socialist candidate. But despite the limited coverage, he remains a viable candidate for the Democratic party nomination.
Democrat President hopeful is focussing on gender in her election campaign, unlike the last time round
Lawrence Lessig is the latest entrant to the Left field in the Democratic party. If his campaign takes off, he will threaten not just Hillary Clinton but the very edifice of politics in America.
By demanding that the widely reviled confederate flag be taken down in the wake of the racist massacre at Charleston, the South Carolina governor has grown in political stature
The United States is a year and a half away from an actual vote for the next US president but the field of contenders is already so crowded you need a map to navigate the faces
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