The Roundtable - US elections impact on India

| Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 22:34
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The Roundtable
In the Roundtable this week, we discuss the Presidential Elections of United States which are scheduled on 8th of November, 2016. We also focus on how these elections will impact India.
The roundtable discussion includes panel of experts: Prof. Madhav Nalapat, Editorial Director of The Sunday Guardian, Meera Shankar, Former US Ambassador, Prof. K.P. Vijayalakshmi, Professor US Studies, and SIS JNU & Jitender Kumar, Leader of the Indo-American Community.
The show is anchored by the Senior Executive Editor of NewsX, Priya Sahgal.
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Round Table - US elections impact.

Interesting discussion. Prof. Madhav Nalapat's comments were very accurate about Clinton administration and Hillary's tenure during which US 's actions were all to weaken India and indirectly supporting Pakistan. They never considered India as a strategic partner but rather as a threat to US policy of destabilizing South Asia. It was President G.W.Bush who went all the way to help India to be the leader in the region and to be a strategic partner for US. Trump already said that he would consider India as a check mate to Pakistan in the region to prevent the spread of terrorism. Being politically active in USA for the past 30 years, I can say, Yes, Trump can defeat Hillary in the general elections and India would benefit in Republican administration.

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Very interesting discussion. I totally agree with Prof. Nalapat on why a Republican administration would be more favorable to India. Democratic administration under Clinton and others always tried to prevent India becoming a mighty leader in South Asia and considered India as a strategic partner. Republican administration under G.W.Bush went an extra mile to support India to become a strategic partner and become a leader in South Asian region. Ambassador Meera Shankar was a witness to the efforts made by Bush administration to have Congress approve US-India nuclear deal. Republican presidential candidate Trump already said India should be the check mate to Pakistan spreading terrorism and India should be leader in the region. As a politically active US Citizen / Indian-American, I can confidently say, Trump will defeat Hillary in the presidential elections.

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