DEAL­ING WITH BUSI­NESS­MAN TRUMP

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - REGION -

This refers to the editorial, Modi’s US visit (HT, June 28)’. A red car­pet wel­come, hugs and a White House din­ner for Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi along with a harsh rep­ri­mand of Pak­istan over ter­ror­ism and the US de­ci­sion to des­ig­nate Hizbul chief Syed Salahud­din a global ter­ror­ist, are all mu­sic to our ears. We se­cured the US nod on our de­mand of preda­tor Guardian drones. What we must not ig­nore is that Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, be­sides be­ing un­pre­dictable, is a busi­ness­man and a be­liever in good eco­nomics. He walked out of the Paris cli­mate deal and de­manded NATO mem­bers to dish out more for what he saw their fi­nan­cial bur­den on the US. He minced no words in show­ing his dis­sat­is­fac­tion over In­dian bar­ri­ers for US ex­ports and In­dian IPR laws, but did not dis­cuss In­dia’s press­ing con­cerns over H1B visas. Our ap­proach has to be cau­tious with no com­pro­mise over our in­ter­ests while deal­ing with such a tough cus­tomer. HL Sharma, Am­rit­sar

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