Pompeo’s overtures to India after sharp rebuke from Trump

“First came a sharp attack: privileges accorded by the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which helped India export around $5.6 billion worth of goods annually to the US duty free, were revoked by President Trump.

Now, some balm to soothe the wound: Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in a speech this week in Washington, DC, heaped praise for India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming it as “a deeply important relationship” for the US, and that he would explore greater business and bilateral ties on his trip to India later this month, because, “Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai,” borrowing a line from BJP’s sloganeering in the recent elections”.

But will he take $ from the Indian govt like the Clintons did?

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