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Pomp and pageantry, but what did Trump's India trip achieve?

If Modi has offered Trump a pulpit to reach Indian-American voters, the American president has also helped India gain Major Non-Nato Ally status.

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Masks depicting Mr Modi (left) and Mr Trump on Monday. The Modi government has gambled on Mr Trump. It remains to be seen if the wager will pay off.

THE showpiece of US President Donald Trump's visit to India was the spectacle of a mega political rally that was aimed more at influencing the four million-strong Indian-American community in America to vote for him, and less about crucial issues of an omnibus trade deal that has been postponed...

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