Tale of Two Demagogues

March 2, 2020 09:04 am

PARIS – “America loves India,” declared US President Donald Trump on his recent visit to the Indian state of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s power base. Before a crowd of more than 100,000 in the world’s largest cricket stadium, the two leaders triumphantly celebrated the deepening friendship between their countries—or, to be more precise, between their brands of charismatic populism. Not even Trump’s repeated mangling of Indian names during his speech could dampen Modi’s glow.

AHMEDABAD, India, Feb 23: The sun-baked city of Ahmedabad was jostling with activity Sunday as workers cleaned roads, planted flowers and hoisted hundreds of billboards featuring President Donald Trump, a day ahead of his maiden two-day visit to India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised him a boisterous public reception.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: As part of Government of India’s post-earthquake-reconstruction efforts in Nepal, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is organizing an exposure visit of 21 elected local government representatives from Nuwakot district of Nepal to India from February 10 to 14.

LONDON, Oct 28: Prince Charles, heir-to-the-British throne, will make an official visit to India next month with a focus on sustainable markets, climate change and social finance, his office said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Chinese President Xi Jinping reached in the southern Indian city of Chennai on Friday afternoon to attend the second informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: A 12-member delegation led by Attorney General of Nepal Agni Kharel is currently paying a seven-day visit to India.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Indian President Ram Nath Kovinda on Saturday conferred the title of honorary general of the Indian Army on Chief of Army Staff of the Nepal Army Purna Chandra Thapa.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa embarked on a six-day official visit to India on Friday.