What if the politician who was barred entry to the U.S. becomes the next Prime Minister in New Delhi?
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Over the past decade, the U.S.’s relations with other big powers like China, Russia and Brazil have ranged from troubled to terrible. The singular exception has been India. Until the nasty spat between Washington and New Delhi over Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the two governments were cooperating well. India and the U.S. share common values: they are the world’s biggest democracies, and both eye China’s rise warily. America has been a land of opportunity for tens of thousands of Indian immigrants, many of whom have achieved phenomenal success in their adopted home.
Khobragade, whom U.S. authorities charged with visa fraud involving her maid, has returned to India after being granted diplomatic immunity.