It is remarkable to consider how much the India-US strategic and security relationship has evolved over the past quarter century.
Three questions remain. Why did the situation come about? Why did it end? And what might be the long-term consequences?
There is a lot to analyse, and possibly over-analyse, about the recent meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump.
There is no indication yet that Trump fully appreciates the value of a strong but independent India for preserving America's place in the world.
In one of his first acts upon assuming office, Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum confirming the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This move did not come as a surprise. As a presidential candidate, Trump had vociferously campaigned against what he described as bad or unfair trade agreements that the United States had signed onto, cla...