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Trump did not criticize Pakistan’s terrorism – editorials

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India-USA UU. Must work on the Indo-Pacific strategy and China’s regional affirmation

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Updated: February 26, 2020 19:16 IST

The president of the United States, Trump, likes to play his role in the destruction of the Islamic State. Hopefully, this has now twinned in your mind with India's fight against Pakistan.
The president of the United States, Trump, likes to play his role in the destruction of the Islamic State. Hopefully, this has now twinned in your mind with India’s fight against Pakistan. (Photo by Mohd Zakir / HT)

The state visit of the president of the United States (US), Donald Trump, saw a renewal of the votes to fight terrorism with the joint declaration listing a large number of terrorist groups sponsored by Pakistan and calling on Pakistan to ” ensure that no territory under your control is used to launch terrorist attacks. ” . “Trump agreed that it was in the interest of both governments that any peace process in Afghanistan would preserve the” gains of the last 18 years. “While still determined to end the US military presence in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra is expected Modi reminded him of the consequences of such an action, Trump likes to play his part in the destruction of the Islamic State, hopefully, this has now been twinned in his mind with India’s fight against Pakistan.

Terrorism was a relatively easy part of the summit. Both Modi and Trump have partly built their political fortunes in an uncompromising stance towards Islamist terrorism. The most complicated part has been to realize a broader strategic commitment to continue working against the Chinese regional affirmation. Again, the language of the summit has been direct with references to the Indo-Pacific, complete with the Blue Dot network and financial structures designed to take on the Belt Road Initiative. Trump is supposed to be not interested in abstract concepts such as the balance of power in Asia. However, he signed the US national security and defense strategies that put concerns about China at the front and center. What India can assume now is that it can work with the US. UU. In the Indo-Pacific strategy without worrying about presidential interference. Trump has absorbed and accepted that with respect to terrorism and the great rivalry of power, India is on the right side of the ledger, even if its tariffs are too high.

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