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US reassessment opportunity for India

India views the Trump administration’s reassessment of America’s traditional alliances as a strategic opportunity—a shift that will allow New Delhi to deepen ties with Washington without the risk of retribution from China or destroying a longstanding partnership with Russia. This was expressed by Foreign Minister Shri S. Jaishankar as India prepares for a visit by US President Donald Trump in the coming weeks. This visit could also accompany the announcement of a limited trade agreement between US and India. External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar stated, “This repositioning, recalibration, realignment of the United States would allow the U.S. to look at countries like India very differently from the way it did in the past. He added, “In the past, the U.S. said—listen, we are the world’s No. 1, we run an alliance, it’s global, there is one way of doing business and it’s our way, so if you want to do business with us, sign here.” But now he feels that the U.S. is “much more open-minded beyond alliances.”