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Obama: India-US why try when India-Chini is not bhai bhai!

November 19, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sharif D Rangnekar

When it comes to communications and PR, President Obama knows it all and does it all. There are oh so many case studies related to his campaign that a book can be made on it. During his visit to China earlier this week, he cleverly used words on how China would ‘encourage’ better ties between India and Pakistan. While he did not specifically say that China would ‘negotiate’ or ‘involve’ itself in this direction, he virtually gave this large nation a role to play in South Asian politics.

Obama in Japan. *Pic source: The Associated Press

What he also did is ignore China’s investments in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). What a sentence or two can do is amazing and disturbing given the role a US President plays in global politics. So far the Indian government has close to ignored the statements and is fortunate that the media has not chased it down. A continued engagement with the media would mean keeping the story alive and further embarrassment for the Indian government and nation. According to sources, the PMO intends to maintain one line – a holding statement of sorts – the Indian PM will take the issue up when he visits President Obama a few days from now!

  1. Mrinalini Singh
    November 19, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Obama makes a mistake in bowing to the chinese…..taking his eyes off them, literally.

    I hope the US, and India wont wait to pay too dearly for that stance, though the recent noise from across the border dosnt give any such comfort.

    Its important that India depend only on herself for her defence….after all everone, including the US will look out for thier own instersts to start with. We must remember, US dosnt share a border with China, we do.

    The media wont notice. its too busy making news out of the Bal Thakery Sachin statement!

  2. Amit Gupta
    November 19, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Fine example of near east policy!

  3. Shimit
    November 19, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I guess the picture gives a fine view of his foreign policy!

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