Mr. Donald Trump surprised the concrete elite structures of the world by capturing the White House in a triumphant electoral victory in the world’s oldest democracy, the United States. Although the policies at the highest level do not change radically irrespective of the fears generated by the liberal armchair intellectuals, India should remain cautious about the prospects of change in India-US relationship with the change in US administration in 2017.
India should not pre-judge the next President-elect merely on the campaign rhetoric. We should think beyond H1-B and L1 visas. Immigration and visas are a big reason for Mr. Trump’s victory, so India has to go beyond these. We should seize the opportunity to reshape the India-US relationship with the new team.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first world leaders to congratulate Mr. Trump on his victory with a very positive reply from the other side. It is well known that a Republican in Oval Office is more friendly to India than a Democrat.
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