After Modi Visit, U.S. and India Must Put ‘Natural Partnership’ Into Practice

President Barack Obama escorts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, Sept. 30, 2014 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
President Barack Obama escorts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, Sept. 30, 2014 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day visit to the United States last week garnered massive media and think tank attention during the month before it occurred, but little coverage or reflection since then. This is mainly due to the limited concrete results achieved by the visit, compared to the heightened expectations of what some hoped the trip might achieve. Modi did meet with President Barack Obama and other senior U.S. officials. But he did not receive the lavish official attention shown his predecessor, Manmohan Singh, during Singh’s November 2009 state visit to Washington. Modi seemed to brush it off, expressing […]

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