India’s ruling and opposition parties condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments this week mocking New Delhi’s role in Afghanistan, where the South Asian country has invested billions of dollars in economic projects and military training.
The U.S. and India have drawn closer in recent years as they seek ways to counter-balance China’s spreading influence across Asia.
But Trump’s apparent bid to undermine India’s developmental work in Afghanistan has annoyed not just politicians but also many ordinary Indians.
Trump said on Wednesday he got along very well with Indian Prime Minister, Narenda Modi but that Modi was “constantly telling me he built a library in Afghanistan.”
“You know what that is? That’s like five hours of what we spend in the White House. Read more