BLUFThis opinion piece argues that 'The West’ is equally concerned about India’s rise as it is with China’s, despite India being a democracy and a national temperament that should make it a natural ally of the west.
Utpal Kumar writing in First Post, makes the following points:
- Nehru the first Indian Prime Minister, adopted an anti-American stance that shaped India's foreign policy f.
- Some Indians are critical of the West for a lack of support against Chinese incursions in the Himalayas in 2020.
- American media is anti-India.
- As the Indian economy grows (and Chinese growth slows), India might not need America for its survival.
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References from the Web:
- SEP 2022 India's Modi publicly chides Putin over Russia's war with Ukraine-CBC
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- U.S.-India Relations 1947 – 2020- Council on Foreign Relations