31 October, 2020

Ghosts At The Banquet

Despite a sudden nip in the air, PM’s visit created some tangible gains on the ground

Ghosts At The Banquet

Indo-US Gains

  • Security: Counter-terrorism Cooperation Initiative will expand on existing collaboration, information sharing, and capacity building
  • Environment: Green Partnership to strengthen cooperation on clean energy, climate change, and food security
  • Education: The Obama-Manmohan 21st Century Knowledge Initiative will provide $10 million to increase university linkages
  • Health: Establish the Seventh Regional Global Disease Detection Centre in India
    Economy: A Framework for Cooperation on Trade and Investment, which will promote technological innovation, inclusive growth and create jobs

Future Course

  • Greater accommodation of Beijing by Obama could mean bigger problems for India
  • The longer the war in Afghanistan, the more Obama will be distracted from India
  • India can’t hope for succour every time it takes...


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