Special to J&K NEWS TODAY
It is official now . Californian Senator Kamala Harris is vice presidential candidate of the Democrats in the United States of America in the November polls. This is a big development in the political world of the United states . It is more important because she would in the electoral field from the same party on the ticket of which Hillary Clinton had contested the 2016 Presidential election against the Republican Donald Trump and lost amidst a series of doubts about the Russian meddling in the campaign. Russians, it was alleged had monitored her e-mails and then leaked . The inquiry report is out but the real connection is yet to be established.
India has not shown the kind of enthusiasm that it usually does when Indians figure in the top slots in the world . America is no ordinary country , and Democrats are sensing victory driven by multiple of reasons.
Perhaps India knows that whoever wins in the US elections in November , India stands to gain. Donald Trump enjoys a very good bonhomie with President Donald Trump whose administration , particularly secretary of State Michael Pompeo , has extended support to Delhi in case China escalating aggression on the Line of Actual Control ( LAC), a loosely defined borders between India and China. India and China are in a standoff position in the cold desert region of Ladakh for the past over four months.
This is a critical situation for India. A large number of its military force is now stationed in Ladakh, where its mandate is to keep a strict vigil over Chinese troops who have entrenched their positions on the Indian side of the LAC. This is an unprecedented situation in which the previous record of stand-off of 73 days in Doklam of 2017 have been broken.
India requires US support in the diplomatic world. It has not only to come from the President Trump’s administration but from the Democrats too. Having Indian origins from her mother’s side , Harris can understand the Indian needs in the geostrategic world better than others.
Fact of the matter is that India should develop its own strategic and diplomatic assets without tilting too much on any side . There should be a balance in the diplomacy . Kamala Harris is an asset to India , that should be understood and also used as and when it is required.
Harris is an American . But her Indian connections can always be useful.