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Biden and Harris Could Be Bad News for India's Modi

Added 11-06-20 11:34:02am EST - “With Kamala Harris in the West Wing, Modi's opponents in India may suddenly gain leverage.” - Foreignpolicy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foreignpolicy.com: “Biden and Harris Could Be Bad News for India’s Modi”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The president railed against “illegal votes” and “suppression polls” he thinks helped steal the election from him.

Election 2020: Biden and Harris Could Be Bad News for India’s Modi Biden and Harris Could Be Bad News fo...

This article is part of Election 2020: America Votes, FP’s round-the-clock coverage of the U.S. election results as they come in, with short dispatches from correspondents and analysts around the world. The America Votes page is free for all readers.

Indian Americans love Kamala Harris. The daughter of an Indian biologist who moved to the United States and became one of the country’s most respected cancer researchers, Harris embodies the values of hard work, intellectual accomplishment, and political engagement. As a U.S. senator, she pushed for immigration policies favored by the Indian American community, including a lifting of country caps on H1-B temporary employment visas and the retention of employment rights for spouses of H1-B visa holders. And Indian Americans are understandably proud to see one of their own rising to the top of the U.S. political system.

But good for Indian Americans does not necessarily mean good for the current government of India. On the contrary: The Biden team’s priorities (from what we know so far) are likely to drive a wedge between the United States and continental Asia’s oldest democracy at a time when Washington is looking for new allies in its strategic rivalry with China.

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