Donald Trump and Narendra Modi during the US President’s visit to India. Photo: AFP

Why India’s closer ties to US need not harm relations with China

  • The US$3 billion arms deal sealed during Donald Trump’s visit to India is motivated in part by a desire to form a strategic counterweight to Beijing
  • But military observers note Narendra Modi wants to carve out a role as an independent player and has no desire to alienate China
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Donald Trump and Narendra Modi during the US President’s visit to India. Photo: AFP
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