How Is Modi Planning To Trump US This Time?

| June 19 , 2017 , 19:36 IST

Prime Minister Modi's foreign visits are always looked forward to and the reasons aren't limited to the country's strategic approach, agreements and security discussions.

When it comes to Modi, the entire media and the countrymen are more excited about how Modi would speak to the Indian diaspora in the foreign land, how will Modi's private discussion with the head of the state goes, how Modi connects India somehow to the people of the foreign land and somewhere people are also discussing the intensity with which the Indians will shout 'Modi Modi' declaring how popular a leader he has emerged over time.

But unlike his previous foreign tours, PM Modi's US visit on the 26th and 27th of June is a lot more than the usual expectancy. Definitely, people will miss the classic camaraderie between Modi and former President Obama but the challenge this time in front is slightly unpredictable, crazy headed President Donald Trump. While everyone's familiar with Modi's nature and approach, Trump is fairly unique and unpredictable in solid terms.

Trump's sudden back out from the Paris agreement, his change of policies in the previously designed Cuban agreement are just a few examples of how one can't predict what he is thinking about. His recent controversy over firing former FBI head James Comey and his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's connections with Russia have spiced up the uncertainty of the president.
In between all of this, Narendra Modi has an official visit in the United States and many things are being perceived about how the Indian Prime Minister will take things forward.

“Their discussions will provide a new direction for deeper bilateral engagement on issues of mutual interest and consolidation of a multi-dimensional strategic partnership between India and the US,” the Indian external affairs ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The White House said the leaders can be expected to set forth a “common vision” for expanding the US-India “partnership” in an “ambitious and worthy way”.

President Trump is reportedly looking to improve ties with India, fight terrorism, increase economic growth and expand security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

The US has emerged as a top arms supplier to India and the two sides will be looking to move forward with deals such as unarmed drones that India wants for its navy, Reuters reported citing sources in New Delhi.

Also, since November Modi and Trump have spoken over the phone for 3 times and thus this meeting will be critical to further ties between the countries and more so the personal relationship between the two powerhouse leaders.

Let us see how Modi confronts this meeting and how things move ahead after 27th June for both the nations.