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India-US ties promoted in sustained manner by Trump: Report


WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has labored to make India a extra distinguished a part of its regional strategy, a most sensible American think-tank has said in a file, lauding President Donald Trump for promoting strategic ties with India in a "sustained manner".

Asserting that the Trump administration has maintained the luck story of US-India relations initiated by George W Bush, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in its file provides the United States president a prime B+ grade with regards to America's ties with India.


The CFR in its special file "Trump's Foreign Policy are Better Than They Seem" said President Trump "deserves credit for promoting strategic ties with India in a sustained manner".

"The Trump administration has worked to make India a more prominent part of its regional strategy. After changing the name of US Pacific Command to US Indo-Pacific Command in May 2018, the United States is now planning its first tri-service exercise with the Indian military," said the file authored by former US ambassador to India, Robert Blackwill.

President Trump's dispositions, as conveyed via his South Asia strategy, which accords primacy to India; his unencumber of complicated guns techniques, comparable to unmanned aerial vehicles, for sale to New Delhi; and his determination to regard India on par with NATO allies where strategic generation unencumber is anxious are all seen as beneficial toward India, it said.

The file said that New Delhi has accordingly responded with bold initiatives of its own.


"Although it has not entirely endorsed the Trump administration's Indo-Pacific strategy, it has applauded the strategy's declared vision of a "loose and open" Indo-Pacific region-a concept first articulated by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with whom Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoys an exceptionally close relationship," the CFR said.


"In addition, India has quietly-and sometimes not so quietly-begun to cooperate militarily with the US in significant ways even in peacetime," said the file, wherein Blackwill argues that even supposing a lot of Trump's actions were impetuous and the president oversees a chaotic and ceaselessly dysfunctional policy-making procedure, some of his person foreign insurance policies are better than his critics give him credit for.


Blackwill points to what he sees as a much-needed toughening of US coverage toward China, a justified US withdrawal from Syria and disengagement from Afghanistan, and nearer relations with India, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, said CFR president Richard N Hass in the ahead to the file.


Observing that it's no wonder that Trump is not given enough credit for his foreign insurance policies, the file said that once more than two tumultuous years in place of work, the president has disrupted a complete sequence of conventions in the world device, some of them no doubt obligatory, however adopted few follow-on strategies and very little implementation.


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