The obsession of Indian elites with the US remains a focal point in their analyses of Indian diplomacy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an interesting observation in a recent interview which went largely unnoticed. He said “…my trip to the United States of America, my speech in their Congress and the respect shown towards India created a lot of hype. Had it not been hyped so much, there would not have been so much criticism on the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) issue. Government is being criticized not for any mishandling of the NSG issue but because we were so successful over there (in the USA)." Modi was putting his finger on something very interesting. The obsession of Indian elites with the US remains a focal point in their analyses of the success or failure of Indian diplomacy.