February 20, 2020

Tensions With China Help Ease Trump’s Visit to India

Source: Wall Street Journal

Journalist: Sadanand Dhume

When Donald Trump makes his first visit to India as president next week, there will be one thing keeping U.S.-India relations on track: China.

Bipartisan support for India has weakened in the U.S. Congress since the Modi government’s hard-line Hindu nationalist turn last year, and trade squabbles between Washington and New Delhi continue. But geopolitics still binds the U.S. and India together even as economics and human rights threaten to drive them apart.

Read the full story and more in the Wall Street Journal.


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