23 Jun 2023

White House rolls out red carpet for Indian Prime Minister

While the West has framed the war in Ukraine as a defence of democratic values  – India – the world’s largest democracy – has stopped short of condemning Russia’s invasion.

Maintaining a close relationship with Moscow has always been part of what India calls its ‘neutral stance’ on the world stage.

Despite this – and allegations of human rights abuses against minorities in India – the White House has rolled out the red carpet for the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, as Joe Biden seeks to bring Delhi into its sphere of influence .