Mohan Guruswamy, nonresident senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, writes in The Asian Age newspaper in India that US President Barack Obama’s visit to New Delhi this week marks a “coming out” for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“As far as Indo-US relations go, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done well for India. He has shown us a Modi touch that we now hope will turn into a Midas touch!” Guruswamy writes.

Guruswamy says all three major global players — the US, China, and Japan — are important to India.

“Mr. Modi is playing this diplomatic game adroitly and is building strong bilateral relations with all three. Just as the US cannot sacrifice its interests in Pakistan because India would like that, India, too, cannot sacrifice its interests just to placate any of its three main partners,” he added.

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