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#Opinion- Modi needs to leave behind his U.S. fascination: It’s Biden



We are not unaware of Modi’s fascination and admiration towards United States of America. However, he needs to lose that soft spot because the plans of Democrats in power ain’t that holy.

Word in DC is that plans are underway for a regime change in India in 2024 elections. They are cautious of India because India is now more assertive and Is faster when it comes to decision-making under PM Modi. What they really want is an India which is submissive and easily controlled by the US govt and willing to go along to protect USA's interests in Indo-Pacific and, more importantly, an Indian Prime Minister whose primary focus is on saving his/her coalition government, every day instead of addressing the national problems and concerns. Reason for the same being that he has no other choice. You never know what’s really happening at the diplomatic level talks. Chances are the US has threatened India with sanctions or high tariffs or cut off H1B visas or list India as currency manipulator (even though its not) or it could have been any number of things.

We have to realize US was the last country to offer help with second wave. They blocked the raw materials for India causing us to delay vaccine production and thereby vaccination itself and leading to the spike in 2nd wave.

Biden is getting whatever he has needed as of yet, some of them being:

1. Netanyahu out of office and replaced by a government coalition that includes a pro-muslim party in Israel.

2. Managed to have a soft ceasefire between India and Pakistan.

3. Restoration of statehood of Jammu and Kashmir. See! The talks under way, between the Centre and the Gupkar Alliance.

All of this has to be seen in the context of US exit from Afghanistan. In the second week of April, United States President Joseph Biden officially announced the much-awaited decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan after more than two decades of occupation and mayhem. He said all U.S. troops would be out of the country before September 11 this year, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the American mainland. Under an agreement signed with the Taliban in Doha, the Donald Trump administration had pledged to complete the withdrawal of all U.S. and allied troops from the country by May 1. The bulk of the U.S. troops had already withdrawn before that, but around 2,500 U.S. soldiers remained in the country along with a similar number of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) troops.

Basically, leaving the Country in the hands of Taliban with an ancillary goal of bringing down the Government. The U.S. intelligence community concluded last week that the government of Afghanistan could collapse as soon as six months after the American military withdrawal from the country is completed, according to officials with knowledge of the new assessment. American intelligence agencies revised their previously more optimistic estimates as the Taliban swept through northern Afghanistan last week, seizing dozens of districts and surrounding major cities. Afghan security forces frequently surrendered without a fight, leaving their Humvees and other American-supplied equipment to the insurgents.

The US will leave Afghanistan but they want to stay in Pakistan and use it as a base to host American soldiers to conduct operations in Iran and Afghanistan. Pakistan, in return, has lobbied hard to have the status quo restored in J&K with American pressure on Indian Government.

Modi needs to be attacked for embracing the US when they are openly seeking to displace him and his party from power. India must return to non-alignment. The Chinese are not strong enough to take India on and if they seriously tried the US would intervene – not because they’re allies of India but because of balance of power.

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