Amid confusion over Trump’s foreign policy, his decision to call Modi before reaching out to the heads of any major European or Asian nations will perhaps help reassure New Delhi. There has been some concern over Trump’s aggressive stance with China, which could potentially destabilise the strategic and economic balance in Asia. Alongside, the Indian industry, especially its IT sector, is also worried about the prospect of Trump tightening immigration rules and choking the H-1B visa programme.

While a good personal equation between Trump and Modi by itself won’t determine long-term ties, it’ll surely help strengthen US-India relations.

A backslapping bromance, like the one between former president Barack Obama and Modi, will also make for great TV!

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