Ranjit B Rai
This IDF post is about India’s critical geo-strategic and economic challenge to face USA’s sanctions and begs the question, will Strategic Autonomy that PM Modi desires be possible, for India ? The answer lies in President Trump’s mood which PM Modi has stoked by inviting him to Republic day 26th Jan, 2019 .
After PM Modi’s off the record chats with Xi Jinping in Wuhan to maintain peace post Doklam and exchange of films etc, the space maps show consolidation by Chinese, a road to the Dosa canal below the Jhamperi Ridge which Bhutan claims, but can do little, and beefing up of communication facilities, and planes and UAVs at Shigatse airbase. So China watches what India will do about Doklam and Trump’s sanctions on Russia and Iran that US Congress and EU were not in favour of as members of JCPOA. But EU has succumbed. Will India do too ? It is a Hobson’s choice. Continue reading