Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flanked by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defence James Mattis before a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo Reuters
M. K. Bhadrakumar
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Asian Angle by M. K. Bhadrakumar

For Modi’s India, 2+2=0 as Trump tightens the leash

US scores major defence deals and draws India deeper into its security calculus with access to military technology, while New Delhi appears happy to hand over the reins of its neighbourhood policy for nothing much in return

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flanked by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defence James Mattis before a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo Reuters
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