America on the horns of a Narendra Modi dilemma

Washington, May 14: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi’s likely elevation as the next Indian prime minister has put the US in a quandary – how to mend fences with a man it has shunned for years without losing face.

Various US functionaries have twisted themselves into knots time and again to suggest that America is ready to do business with a new leader with any label chosen by the Indian people, while acting cagey on the issue of a visa for Modi.

The formulation seems to be that Modi, the man whose business visa in 2005 was denied for his alleged role or inaction during 2002 Gujarat riots, is still unwelcome, but Modi as prime minister would be another matter.

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki for one Tuesday once again sought to make a distinction between an individual and an office.

Heads of state and heads of government are eligible for A1 visa classification under the Immigration and Nationality Act 1952, she said.

But “No individual automatically qualifies for a US visa,” she insisted though “US law exempts foreign government officials, individuals – including heads of state and heads of government for certain potential inadmissibility grounds.”

Back to the issue of a visa for Modi if he becomes prime minister, Psaki still declined “to speculate on that” but hastened to add that “We’re looking forward to working with the new Indian government when they’re elected.”

However, Washington has been now making preparations for months to face the prospect of Modi as prime minister of a country that Obama has famously described as “one of the defining partnerships of the twenty-first century.”

Obama himself said the other day that “We look forward to the formation of a new government once election results are announced and to working closely with India’s next administration to make the coming years equally transformative.”

Though late in following other western nations, the US ssignaleda major change in its outlook since the emergence of Modi on the national scene with outgoing US ambassador Nancy Powell meeting the Gujarat chief minister in February.

In fact, Powell’s impending departure from New Delhi has also been linked to the prospect of Modi becoming prime minister as Powell, a career diplomat, was said to have dragged her feet on reaching out to Modi.

Several US experts have been making a case for reaching out to Modi with the business lobby particularly active on the issue.

Ashley J. Tellis, a South Asia expert at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, for one Tuesday suggested that once Modi is elected “a congratulatory call from Obama to Modi followed by a visit to India by a US cabinet member or higher-ranking official would go a long way.”

Ron Somers, a former President of the US-India Business Council, does not want the US to wait even that long for extending an olive branch to Modi.

Luckily the wait for Uncle Sam would be over in a couple of days.

  • http://nuclearsupremacyforindiaoverus.blogspot.com Satish Chandra

    NOT THE VOTERS, CIA DETERMINES WHO GETS HOW MANY VOTES, USING MICROWAVE SIGNALS FROM SATELLITES

    A couple days ago I posted a comment on outlookindiaDOTcom. A couple hours later I found that there were 4 ‘Dislikes’ on my comment and 0 ‘Likes’. A few minutes later, I found that the number of ‘Dislikes’ had been reduced from 4 to 3; the number of ‘Likes’ was still 0. CIA-RAW, which has kept me under 24-hour surveillance with the U.S. National Security Agency satellites for the past 37 years (see below) had done this with microwave signals from satellites; ordinary users can INCREASE the number of ‘Dislikes’ by pressing the ‘Dislike’ button but there is no way they can DECREASE the number of ‘Dislikes’. CIA-RAW routinely controls the number of hit-counts on my blogs, to take another example and can and does put false numbers, usually a small fraction of the actual number, in the hit counters. Note that falsification of vote counts in Electronic Voting Machines does not require the machines to be defective or physically tampered with; it is done electronically via microwave signals from satellites which leave no trace. CIA-RAW can do a lot more than change vote counts with microwave signals from satellites; they can alter the contents of any webpage at will but they can do a lot more than that also; just as microwaves make cell phones do whatever they do, CIA-RAW can use microwave signals from the U.S. National Security Agency satellites to make any digital equipment do whatever it wants; see IndianAirForcePilotsMurderDOTblogspotDOTcom .

    On August 9, 2008, CIA Director Michael Hayden and K. Subrahmanyam came on line and offered to transfer one crore rupees into my bank account within 48 hours if I agreed to cooperate with them. This was coupled with various kinds of threats and abuse. Several dozen of the most abusive comments were deleted by them before I saved the comments on my computer but the offer to transfer one crore rupees into my bank account can be seen at ‘Offer to me by CIA Director and K. Subrahmanyam’ : HaydenSubrahmanyamDOTblogspotDOTcom

    The opinions and votes of India’s slave population suffering from mass-psychosis (below) do not matter; only nuclear weapons matter — to simultaneously destroy Washington, New York, RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destroyed, with nuclear warheads already emplaced in them, if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation. In a letter dated July 27, 1982 to Indira Gandhi as prime minister I referred to an act, by American Jews, that was “the equivalent of an annihilatory nuclear first strike on India”. In her reply dated July 29, 1982 she wrote “Dear Mr. Chandra, I have received your letter dated July 27, 1982 and am passing it on to my Principal Secretary to deal with it. Sincerely, Indira Gandhi”. In December, 1982 I wrote to her “There was sudden, terminal, overwhelming violence against me during a seminar at Harvard University and rather similar occurrences earlier… India can expect sudden, annihilatory violence … with nuclear weapons … against its population … unless it can mount a decisively superior force to stop it”. Following my advice, India’s strategic program, including the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme and the Centre for Advanced Technology, was started to give India victory in a nuclear war with the United States and because of my influence on her, Indira Gandhi as prime minister was assassinated by CIA-RAW and later when Rajiv Gandhi realized the truth of what I had written to her after the American invasion of Iraq which was the first Gulf War, he was also assassinated by CIA-RAW. In the past few years, I have had India’s nuclear forces emplace nuclear warheads in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities and India is now in a position to destroy the United States without being destroyed. In fact, India is in a position now to destroy the United States without itself suffering a single casualty by triggering its nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington and New York with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be similarly destroyed if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation.

    This is what I said when asked if India is just a pawn. “Yes, it is a pawn, a slave, a society suffering from mass-psychosis. Despite the recent revelations about M. K. Gandhi being a homosexual who reveled in his “slavery with a vengeance” to the white man, who engaged in a fake ‘freedom struggle” with the British managed by the Intelligence Bureau, the entire Indian government went to his memorial on his death anniversary this January 30, 2012 to pay tribute. India is a very sick society. (I had urged that all his portraits in government offices, etc. be burned). … By saying that India is suffering from mass-psychosis, I am being generous and kind of giving it the excuse of being ill (of the several hats I wear, I am also a mental health professional) but a country of 1.2 billion people being so terrified of much smaller numbers of people from half way around the world cannot really be excused. … ” (see RAWsTraffickingOfIndianChildrenDOTblogspotDOTcom ).

    It is a matter of deep concern that almost all, if not all, senior officers of the Indian army have been ‘educated’ in United States defence establishments which allows their loyalties to be compromised. In the case of Dalbir Singh Suhag there is an additional factor. I have said Sikhs are traitors to India and played a major role in the British killing over 10 million Indians in just the ten years after 1857 — their primary loyalty is to the Anglo-Americans, not India: ‘Source of Manmohan Singh‘s ‘Deep Love‘ for Bush‘ : SourceOfManmohanSinghsDeepLoveForBushDOTblogspotDOTcom — and that is why no Sikh was made army chief until recently when J. J. Singh and Bikram Singh — who just returned after getting a military medal from the Americans without getting the requisite permission from the Indian government — were made army chiefs in quick succession thanks to a Sikh traitor as prime minister given this post by a white Christian woman and now another Sikh, Dalbir Singh Suhag, is due to be made army chief; the head of India’s nuclear forces is already a Sikh. The Defence Minister is a Christian as was his predecessor and the previous head of India’s nuclear forces was a Christian — all of them by definition loyal to the Anglo-Americans. Overt colonial rule over India is almost complete; Indians are too stupid and lethargic to do anything about it. My concern here is not religion (Sikhism is a branch of Hinduism like Buddhism and Jainism) but national security because of their being loyal to foreign enemies (possibly because both Sikhs and Christians are low-caste Hindu converts). This is also the reason India’s nuclear forces have so far failed to obey me to trigger India’s nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington and New York with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be similarly destroyed if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation, which will immediately make India the supreme military and economic power in the world.

    Satish Chandra