A New Deal: Modi’s visit to the US has set the stage for a reset of Indo-US ties based on realism
Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States may have been one of the most unusual and remarkable visits abroad by any Indian prime minister. It featured an astonishingly crowded schedule, with at least seven speeches, numerous interactions with smaller groups, and almost two dozen bilateral meetings with US officials, CEOs, and political and civic leaders.
In five days, Modi met not just with almost the entire US political leadership and a who’s who of the American corporate world, but also more unexpected figures, such as Jewish and Sikh community leaders, the director of the National Cancer Institute, and the mayor of New York City.
Dhruva Jaishankar is a fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Washington DC.