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Why did Trump call India ahead of Moscow? It's about domestic US politics

Trump calling Modi before a call to Putin has more to do with domestic politics in the US

Archis Mohan  |  New Delhi 

In the run up to the US presidential elections, the Indian foreign policy establishment, led by Prime Minister's Office (PMO), was also taken in by surveys and opinion polls and had expected Democrat Hillary Clinton to win. The Ministry of External Affairs and PMO was confident that it knew enough people in the future Clinton administration. There was a time when it even spurned overtures by NRI businessman Shalabh Kumar, who runs the Republican Hindu Coalition, to help it reach out to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. But Kumar remained steadfast in his support to ...

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