Biden courts Modi against Xi

by B. R. GOWANI

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Joe Biden IMAGE/Foreign Policy

whom to kick, when to stay quiet, and where to bend over backwards

Modi is a master of all of the above; he uses them in abundance

in 2002, under Modi’s rule in Gujarat, 1,000 Muslims were murdered

in many places, Muslims are treated as 2nd class citizens since 2014

US imposed a ban on then Gujarat CM Modi from visiting United States

Modi never criticized the US ban – Modi knows when not to open his mouth

once he became Prime Minister, the ban on Modi was promptly removed

Modi has visited the United States 8 times, including the June 2023 trip

associate professor Sangay Mishra aptly observed:

“There’s something very specific about Narendra Modi: He wants to be liked in the Western world.”

this time he was feted with a state dinner at the White House

“State dinners are nice and all, but what better way to demonstrate your love to a partner? Turns out it’s weapons. Lots and lots of weapons.

a very rare event but not without a reason — an evil, warring reason

(US has substantial Indian population and most Hindus support Modi)

US apparently wants to use India as a troublemaker for China

sometimes history repeats itself …

in the 1950s, the US wanted India in the Western camp but Nehru refused

so then it befriended Pakistan — one can see what happened to Pakistan

one doesn’t know how far Modi will go to carry out US policies

China is India’s next door neighbor with a 2,100-mile (3,440km) border

British drew the border when they were ruling the subcontinent

(way the border was drawn & the means used were bound for trouble)

US CIA was greatly involved but not always successful …

if some issue flares it’s result could be serious may lead to India-China war

if it’s a conventional war, US has nothing to lose – India & China will suffer

but if they go nuke then it could result in the Third World War

no one will survive that apocalypse-to put the banner: End of the World

in foreign countries, Modi always puts on a smiling face and hugs leaders …

whether they like it or not, as evident with former President Donald Trump

in India he shows his true self — that is, he’s a communalist full of hatred:

May/June Modi visits include:

US, Japan, Egypt, Australia, & Papua New Guinea

in nine years, Modi has made 69 trips to 65 countries — 7.66 trips per year

opposition leader Sivaganga MP Karti P Chidambaram taunted the PM:

Modi could visit Manhattan but not Manipur which is drowned in violence

the victims- the Kukis, fleeing violence in Manipur are denied housing

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez boycotted Modi’s speech, saying,

“A joint address is among the most prestigious invitations and honors the United States Congress can extend. We should not do so for individuals with deeply troubling human rights records – particularly for individuals whom our own State Department has concluded are engaged in systematic human rights abuses of religious minorities and caste-oppressed communities.”

Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) boycotted it too

Modi is back in India and things are same for the minorities

6/29/2023-10 Muslims weren’t allowed to offer Eid prayer in their own town

this was so because:

the Hindu priests objected

so …

they had to travel 40 km (25 miles) to offer Eid prayers!

B. R. Gowani can be reached at brgowani@hotmail.com

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