February 04, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama’s three days of diplomacy in India last week demonstrated not only Washington’s pursuit of strategic interests but also its proactive disassociation from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist agenda.
Obama was in India for Republic Day celebrations on the invitation of Modi, ironically the same man who was banned from U.S. travel for his failure to prevent the killing of more than 2,000 minority Muslims in the western Gujarat state that he ruled in 2002.
Obama accepted the invite, becoming the only U.S. President to have visited India twice in his tenure, for purely strategic reasons. Continue reading “Obama Sifted Wheat from Chaff as He Called for Religious Freedom in India”