The growing Indo-US relationship facilitated by the Modi-Obama chemistry is going to move forward irrespective of the outcome of impending Presidential elections in United States, a pro-RSS journal has said.
“Modi-Obama chemistry has certainly facilitated in overcoming the hesitations and irrespective of outcome of impending Presidential elections this relationship is going to move forward.
“The key lies in the ability of US to come out of Euro-centricism and accept the historical reality that Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region is the theatre of the world,” the editorial in ‘Organiser’ has said.
The editorial titled “The path-breaking partnership” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to US “formally accepted Modi as a statesman of global stature”.
Lauding the visit and his address to the joint sitting of US Congress, which saw many standing ovations, the pro-RSS journal said “This is a resounding victory for Modi as a leader and nationalist school of thought he represents”.
The journal also said that Indo-US relations that were governed by the Cold-War mindset and primacy of Pakistan in the US foreign policy calculus, but “the reticence of historical baggage never allowed the two greatest democracies to realise the potential of bilateralism”.
It said, “The biggest sign of Cold-War restrictions such as MTCR and NSG were let off by the US administration by formally recognising Bharat as a nuclear power.”
“The US has realised the fact that India will continue to retain autonomy in foreign policy matters and therefore, cannot be like her conventional allies.
On the other hand, India has also shown the willingness to accept the US not just a manipulator or dominator but an equal partner in bridging the mutual requirements of technological innovations and quality human resource,” it further said.
The editorial said Modi’s visit helped develop an “equal and dignified” partnership between both countries who are in a position to deal with the global concerns in a more pragmatic manner instead of getting into rhetoric of realism and idealism.
“The range of issues dealt by the India-US Joint Statement titled The United States and India: Enduring Global Partners in the 21st Century is of ample evidence of changing dynamics.
“Besides the agreed issues of democratic values and bilateral trade, the complex matters of environment, energy, terrorism, maritime security, etc are addressed cautiously but with definite action plans,” it said.