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Trump's turn at Modi's Houston rally only obscures US-India rifts

Washington's pressure on New Delhi benefits America's adversaries

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Donald Trump and Narendra Modi walk the arena floor to greet attendants in the "Howdy Modi" event in Houston on Sep. 22: the public rally was a win for Trump.   © Reuters

When U.S. President Donald Trump last Sunday joined visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public rally in Houston, attended by 59,000 Indian-Americans and a number of U.S. congressmen and senators, it highlighted the growing closeness of the U.S.-India relationship. Trump shares with Modi a love for big audiences and theatrics.

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