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Syed Salahuddin is a thickset, soft-spoken man with whom a clutch of Indian journalists were allowed a surprise meeting in 2001 by then Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.

 

Despite the hype surrounding the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Washington, in particular the serial bear hugs that marked their public encounters, the most important outcome of the summit may be the sense of relief on the Indian side that the new boss in White House did not spring unpleasant surprises on his anxious guest as he is often wont to do.

 
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FEW had set a high bar for the summit meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump this week — and the two leaders obliged by doing just enough to avoid giving the impression that India-United States relations are headed downhill.

 
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The US decision to sell 22 Guardian drones to India – the first such American transaction with a non-NATO ally – reinforces the strong defence ties that the two nations have established over the last decade.

 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to United States from June 25-26 is being watched with anticipation, coloured by growing concerns at the continued unpredictable pronouncements and decisions of the Donald Trump administration, and the need to understand the new paradigm for the bilateral relationship, including in the context of the rapidly and significantly changing global order.

 

No other foreign tour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has generated the kind of interest that his upcoming visit to the US is doing. No doubt it has to do with the personality of the current occupant of the White House, the unpredictable President Donald Trump.

 

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Washington this weekend for his maiden tryst with the 45th President of the United States, there is little expectation of a replay of the bromance that had developed with his predecessor Barack Obama.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington D.C. comes at an inflection point in the history of US-India ties. Modi’s approval ratings are at an all-time high and he is enjoying the afterglow of his win in the recent state elections.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington D.C. comes at an inflection point in the history of US-India ties. Modi’s approval ratings are at an all-time high and he is enjoying the afterglow of his win in the recent state elections.

 
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On May14 and 15, The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation was successfully held in Beijing.

 


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