CRamS wrote:Dr. Shiv,
What is the current mood in India as Obama's visit approaches? Is it the euphoric, we are an impending super power tripe, or is there any discussion like that article by Vir Sanghvi, talking about US perfidy? I haven't seen anything posted about what Bakara and Rajdeep etc are focusing on.
The mood will be whichever way GoI or the media spins it.
In the end it will be more line the POTUS!!! is visiting us. Hurray!!!
India and indians love phorein people, and unless I am mistaken we will get to see Obama giving a speech at a joint session of the parliament, where he just might expand on how the US and India were strategic partners in every sense of the word.
And post speech, the netas will be pushing each other to touch ombaba.
Nice and polite things will be said, some business will be conducted, mind you, Ombaba is on a mission to expand US business interests and that'll take precedence - More role of US business, less emphasis on how India can gain etc etc. He will probably let it be known that if the MMRCA goes to an american firm, the US will be 'pleased' and will 'favorably' consider this or that longstanding requirement that India has.
I believe that Ombaba will be itching to say the K word, but will probably be restrained by his advisors.
But that's about it. Ombaba's visit won't throw any surprises.