American President Donald J. Trump will be in India on February 24-25, staking his vision for Indo -- Pacific and his stamp on the trade & investment with India. Defence cooperation will be the center of activity during the meeting with PM Narenda Modi. In fact, Defence & Security have been the major milestones of Indo -- US bilateral relations with Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation (BECA) being the fourth and final foundational pact with the US in the making. But there are impediments galore for the greater flow of trade and investment. BW Busienssworld’s Manish Kumar Jha speaks with Dhruva Jaishankar, Director of the U.S. Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation on such issues.
Asked why then the Congress was not able to oppose the legislation, Nath blamed the fact that the numbers were stacked in favour of the BJP and there was little coordination among the opposition parties.