Despite the Trump-Modi Bromance, U.S.-India Ties Are Stuck in Neutral

A monkey sits on a billboard welcoming President Donald Trump ahead of his visit to Ahmedabad, India, Feb. 19, 2020 (AP photo by Ajit Solanki).
A monkey sits on a billboard welcoming President Donald Trump ahead of his visit to Ahmedabad, India, Feb. 19, 2020 (AP photo by Ajit Solanki).
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In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and Freddy Deknatel talk about U.S. President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to India, and why his camaraderie with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not been enough to overcome tensions between the world’s two biggest democracies. They also discuss the historical roots of India’s reluctance to join a U.S.-led coalition to contain China, even as defense cooperation between New Delhi and Washington has expanded over the past decade. If you like what you hear on Trend Lines and what you’ve read on WPR, you can sign up for our […]

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