What Can We Expect from President Obama's Republic Day Visit to India?
Experts share their views on U.S.-India relations
President Barack Obama is headed to India this weekend for India’s Republic Day celebrations and to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two leaders met in Washington, D.C. in September 2014 just months after Modi came to power. That meeting was uneventful partly because both leaders were just starting to get to know one another. Expectations are high this time around, with the two leaders holding an official summit and people in both countries advocating for them to breathe new life into what has recently been a stagnant relationship.
But will those expectations be fulfilled? We asked a number of leading experts to weigh in on what they think should be on the bilateral agenda and what they think Obama and Modi will be able to accomplish during the summit. Here are their thoughts on the future of U.S.-India relations. In a companion piece I argue that this is a key moment for the bilateral relationship.
— Anubhav Gupta, Senior Program Officer, Asia Society Policy Institute
January 22, 2015
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