Modi’s Visit Clarifies the New Normal in U.S.-India Relations

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before their meeting in the White House, Washington, June 7, 2016 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).
U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before their meeting in the White House, Washington, June 7, 2016 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington last week was striking in its normalcy. In contrast to the drama of the early years of the transformation in this bilateral relationship, it’s become commonplace to see Indian and American leaders praise the partnership and work through often tedious bilateral issues. The strategic trajectory is becoming clear: Cooperation is growing on managing the global commons and ensuring a peaceful Asia. Over the past two decades during which the relationship between the world’s two most-populous democracies has been transformed, references to their shared values have been abundant. In the past, however, invoking […]

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