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Special Series: Modi comes to Washington

Last updated on: June 08, 2016 16:43 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his fourth visit to America since being elected two years ago, the frequency of his visits a testimony to the importance India attaches to its relationship with the world's sole superpower.

It is an understatement that the ties between the world’s oldest and most populous democracies, powered by the personal chemistry between their two leaders, are on an unprecedented high.

To mark Prime Minister Modi's seventh meeting with President Obama and his historic joint address to the US Congress, India Abroad, the newspaper published from New York and owned by, reached out to diplomats and strategic thinkers in New Delhi and Washington, DC, to assess the current state of the US-India relationship and suggest a road map for the future.

Contributions include:

US Ambassador to India Rahul Richard Verma: 'Modi & Obama have set a high bar'

Indian Ambassador to the US Arun K Singh: 'PM Modi was quick to make a break with the past'

India Abroad Editor Aziz Haniffa: Eagerly awaited: Modi's magnum opus

Ambassador T P Srinivasan: 'Modi needs to meet Hillary and Trump'

US strategic analyst Walter Andersen: 'Modi can take the strategic relationship further'

Ambassador Kanwal Sibal: 'Modi considers the US a crucial partner'

Ambassador B S Prakash: Preparing the ground for Hillary or Trump

Foreign policy expert Sumit Ganguly: Modi has consolidated India’s relationships in West Asia

Ambassador Gopalaswami Parthasarthy: The China-Pakistan Factor

Military expert Nitin Gokhale: India-US defense ties: Well-intentioned, but not on the same page yet

Military expert Ajai Shukla: 'We have enemies who do us less harm'

Indian strategic analyst Brahma Chellaney: When will US accommodate India's strategic interests?

US strategic experts Teresita & Howard C Schaffer: It's time India opened up to the world

US strategic expert Ronak D Desai: The leader who values the Desi Diaspora

US strategic expert Raymond E Vickery, Jr.: Modi needs to tell Congress that big bang reforms are on the way

US strategic expert Richard M Rossow: Why America Inc is disappointed with Modi

Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar: US-India ties are robust enough for plain-speaking

Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Arvind Panagariya: The India Turnaround

Foreign policy expert Aparna Pande: It's all about the economy!

US strategic analyst Lisa Curtis: The likely deliverables from Modi's visit

Foreign policy expert Michael Kugelman: Great expectations, tempered by reality

US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets Arun M Kumar: 'Companies have welcomed Modi's business-friendly statements'

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