India and the U.S: Just Where Is This Relationship Headed?
Sunday, September 22, was a historic day, when a sitting US president was a guest in the largest-ever gathering with a foreign head of state – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – in the United States, an event attended by over 50,000 in Houston, Texas.
The reason for this meet was severalfold. Although they make up barely 1% of the US population, close to four million, Indian Americans are the most educated and richest of all the ethnic groups in the US, including white Americans. This group is increasingly becoming ever attractive to US congressmen and candidates. The president was playing his “Trump” card to sway some of the Indian voters in the next election.