In the first week of July, two Indian ministers were supposed to fly to the US to participate in the India-US 2+2 dialogue. However, the dialogue now stands postponed.
This process of dialogue is a new idea in the context of India-US relations and is being viewed as an important mechanism to carry forward the process of constructive engagement.
So, will the postponement impact these relations adversely? Is the US trying to ramp up pressure on India to toe its line in international politics? Would India succumb to the US pressure? The development also gains importance because of some straight talks and clear signalling by the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, during her recent visit to New Delhi.
The 2+2 dialogue is an interesting format that will involve the Indian foreign minister and the US secretary of state as well as the Indian defence minister and the US defence secretary. Read More