The Historic Implications of Obama’s Trip to India

President Obama visits India this week. This means that for the first time in history, a US President will visit India twice while in office. Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institute discusses the symbolic importance and concrete policy outcomes that this trip may bring. She argues that Obama’s decision to travel to India for its Republic Day celebrations could lift a profound psychological barrier that has prevented closer ties between the world’s two largest democracies.

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