Overlook His Unpredictability, Trump’s Visit Signals Continuity in New Phase of India-U.S. Ties
India will have invested in someone, who with all his policy-by-tweets, will be around in decision-making authority, with global impact.
The Donald Trump spectacle is now all set to engross India, swinging across Ahmedabad, Agra and Delhi in a span of 36 hours, generating sights of ‘adoring’ crowds, splendor of the Taj, and boisterously welcome official reception.
The already obsessive media coverage in the run-up to the visit reflects not just the US’ global, political and economic heft, or the excitement and entertainment by Trump’s unprecedented and erratic behavior and policy-by-tweets, but also the people-to-people dimension of the relationship. Nearly 40 lakh Indian- Americans now call the US their home and 200,000 Indian students pay $6 billion annually as tuition fees in US universities seeking enhancement in life and economic status.