During his landmark visit to India this week, President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi swapped hugs, sat side-by-side at India’s Republic Day Parade, and declared an era of “new trust” between the two nations.
But for all the colorful festivities and declarations of good will, what did the visit actually accomplish?
“Power Players” posed the question to the highest ranking U.S. diplomat to India, Ambassador Richard Verma, who explained why he believes the visit had “historic” implications.
“We talk about transformational moments, and transformational visits, I think this was one of them,” Verma said.
Obama’s visit to India -- his second as president -- came just four months after he welcomed Modi to the White House as India’s new prime minister.
“He was the first president to be here for India's Republic Day; he was the first sitting president to visit India twice; and although these are symbolic gestures, they're really indicative of where I think he wantsRead More »from What Obama’s bro hugs and parade visits in India mean for the U.S.