Walking a diplomatic tightrope – The Hindu


“Mr. Trump and Mr. Modi are guided by nationalisms that have cultural and economic components. In both, their views converge in some aspects and conflict in some others. For instance, on the cultural front, they could cooperate on global Islamism. But the growing presence of Indians in America is a source of conflict — Mr. Modi’s politics involves boosting the global Hindu; but Indian Americans are cultural aliens to Mr. Trump’s supporters, besides being seen to be their economic adversaries. The sustained squeeze on Indian guest workers entering the U.S., particularly through the H-1B visa programme, is a case in point”.

Growing prescence of Indians in America?

Aren’t they temporary guest workers?

Economic adversaries?

We thought they were here to help us?

You mean they’re really here to invade + take over the US instead?

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